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Carol S. Risting

Chief Operating Officer


Professional Profile

Carol Risting, Chief Operating Officer, oversees the day-to-day operations of Lewis Kappes by providing leadership and coordination of the administrative, human resources, facilities, systems, and finances of the firm. Carol assists the managing director and management committee with the firm’s strategic planning, practice management, and marketing efforts.

Carol has had a diverse career holding various leadership positions including serving as a co-founder of an insurance claims business, the business principal for an architectural design firm, the director of the Harvard University Institute for Learning in Retirement, the board chair of a not-for-profit organization, the director of training and organizational development at a nationwide corporation, and a business strategy/human resources consultant. She has assisted a wide range of businesses with strategic changes (such as restructuring, expansion, and mergers/acquisitions), process improvement, management issues, succession planning, communications, and business development. In addition, Carol has helped companies strengthen their human resources by designing and facilitating training programs, overseeing corporate-wide employee involvement, feedback and recognition efforts, directing recruiting and staffing, managing compensation and benefits, coordinating communications, and coaching team members.


Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth

Graduate of the Tuck-WBENC Executive Program: Building High-Performing Businesses

Harvard University Extension

Certificate of Special Studies (CSS) in Administration and Management
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Iowa State University

B.S., Education
1981, With Highest Distinction
Indiana Journal for Global Legal Students, Submission Editor


Professional Affiliations

  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Member

Community Service

  • Firefly formerly Families First/Family Service of Central Indiana, Former Board of Directors Dean, Former Chair of Board or Directors, Former Stand Up For Families (STUFF) Auction Chair, Former Personnel Committee Chair
  • Indianapolis Art Center, Former ARTSPARKLE Committee Member
  • Park Tudor School, Former Parent Volunteer (Football Team Parent Coordinator, Soccer Team Parent Coordinator, Class Parent Representative, and Graduation Committee Chair)
  • The Orchard School, Former Parent Volunteer (Orchard in Bloom Committee Chair, and Chess Club Team Coordinator)


  • Iowa State University, Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award

Carol S. Risting