Kursten Blanchard is the Chief Financial Officer of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. She is an Indiana University graduate. Her studies focused on accounting and finance; however, she also spent a semester in Rouen, France to complete her French minor and International Studies focus. While she values all of her educational experiences, her time abroad gave her a broader sense of the world and taught her the value of interaction with those of various backgrounds and cultures.
Kursten’s work experience includes 5 years at Ernst & Young LLP as an external auditor, primarily for Healthcare Systems. She then expanded her background by becoming a financial analyst at Roche Diagnostics here in Indianapolis and then at Pepsi Co. in Chicago. Kursten began the next chapter of her life when she and her husband Craig decided to start a family. Kursten spent the next 10 years as a stay at home mom with her daughter Reese and son Luke. She is excited about re-entering the work force at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library.
In her free time, Kursten enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing tennis, running, and taking her two labrador retrievers on walks. Kursten is also very active in the PTO and volunteers once a week at St. Vincent Health’s Pet Ministry.