Karla Blackford is a projects accountant and has been with Hawkeye for 17 years. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa. After graduating from college, she spent the 10 years working in banking and private business in Jacksonville, Florida.
Her favorite part of working at Hawkeye is getting to meet and work a variety of businesses in the Cedar Valley. She has a vast knowledge of the various state grants, especially the 260E Industrial New Jobs Training program, and is happy to assist businesses in any way she can.