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Kara Scroggs

Chief Operating Officer

Kara Scroggs grasps the big picture plan – and then makes sure that it works by perfecting all the little details that support and encompass that plan. That is why Strong, Gaddy, Lee puts its trust in Kara to lead its operations. A problem solver by nature, Kara works to ensure that everything under the SGL umbrella functions to maximum efficiency, thus keeping SGL on the cutting edge and serving its clients to the best of its abilities.

An analytical, detail-oriented professional leader that is versed in all aspects of operational management, Kara makes it her mission to see that SGL’s partners, financial advisors and staff have the resources and infrastructure to be successful. That means that no aspect of SGL escapes Kara’s attention – whether it be in perfecting client services, maintaining elite information technologies, or streamlining physical operations.

The Chief Operating Officer oversees all human resource functions, accounting, vendor management, and various functions of Strong Gaddy Lee, LLC., Plans in Action, LLC., and Exit Planning.

In short, Kara promotes the vision of SGL while helping to maintain the culture that has made us an integral part of the Gainesville/Hall County community. A longtime resident of Gainesville/Hall County, Kara’s knowledge of all surrounding markets aligns with SGL’s personal and localized approach to financial planning.

Kara demonstrated success in conceptualizing and executing a vision to lead team members for years prior to joining SGL, acting as Chief Operating Officer for the Gainesville-based Legacy Risk Solutions for five years. In fact, her enthusiastic and concise communication style has been learned through 20-plus years of proven experience in managing multiple projects where she created business plans, developed relationships, and collaborated to achieve results. She is a 1997 graduate of Georgia Tech with a degree in Civil Engineering.

As you can imagine, someone so driven in her professional life is equally as determined away from the office, and Kara is a dedicated mother and wife, as well as exercise and travel enthusiast. In fact, her love for travel includes racing triathlons and marathons in many different places. She recently completed her first IRONMAN 140.6 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, her third Boston Marathon and hopes to achieve the “Six Star” medal by completing three more major marathons around the world. Her husband, John, and children, Maggie, Anna Lee, and Grant, have been with her each step of the way, and she is excited to see what the future holds.

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