Kelley Draeger, CPA
Business and Operations
Kelley Draeger is the Business Operations Officer of Cooper Engineering Company, Inc. As part of the management team, she operates the Company’s business and financial aspects. Kelley oversees the day-to-day financial functions of the Company; generates internal and external financial statements and controls; manages the general ledger, cash management, collections, and budgets; ensures regulatory compliance; performs inventory and asset management; oversees employee benefits, human resources, 401k and ESOP programs; and serves on the Company’s board of directors.
Kelley started with Cooper Engineering in 2014 with nine years of experience in public accounting and sixteen years of financial knowledge in banking. More specifically, Kelley has extensive experience in financial reporting, taxation, internal and external auditing, regulatory compliance and research, management, and training others.
Kelley is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), registered in Wisconsin and Minnesota, and earned her Bachelors of Science in Accounting degree from the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management. She presently serves as the treasurer on the board of the Veteran’s Memorial Committee of Rice Lake. Kelley has previously served as the treasurer for Rice Lake Junior Achievement and the Rice Lake All Sports Booster Club. She has also been active on the Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce, the United Presbyterian Church, and the Leadership Barron County boards.
In her free time, Kelley enjoys reading, walking, running, cross country skiing, and most outdoor activities. Kelley is married and has two grown children.