KingSpry congratulates Sarah O’Steen, the firm’s Director of Operations and Human Resources, who has been named a 2020 “Woman of Influence” honoree by Lehigh Valley Business.
The Women of influence awards honors women business leaders for their contributions to their companies, industries and communities.
Ms. O’Steen began her career with KingSpry as a legal assistant. Through educational opportunities and hard work, she has risen through the organization, first as a paralegal and now serving as Operations Director.
“The firm relies on her enthusiastic solutions-oriented approach to managing facilities, technology and personnel needs,” said KingSpry’s Managing Partner Kristine Roddick. “Sarah ensures Firm systems run effectively so we can focus on serving our clients better and growing our business. Because these systems work best when they appear invisible, she cultivates a culture of trust – every problem has a solution, and if they see Sarah, she will find the answer.”
“What makes Sarah a great leader is that she always puts everyone else’s needs first,” said KingSpry’s Firm Administrator Michele Denninger. “She works hard to advocate for the employees, is always the first person to volunteer whenever we need anything, and she created a charity to help raise awareness about her father’s medical condition. We count on her for so much.”
Ms. O’Steen’s father has suffered from chronic pain nearly her entire life. When he took a fall a few years ago and his medical team had little knowledge of his condition, she decided to start a charity that would help raise awareness. From there, “Knock Out Pain Lehigh Valley” was born. She has organized events including a boxing match and 5K and the organization also offers a pain support group.
Ms. O’Steen is a graduate of the University of Central Florida. She earned her Human Resources Management, Business Management and Paralegal certification from Lehigh Carbon Community College.