Carl Harshbarger
Financial Director


Carl Harshbarger brings over 30 years of experience in accounting to his role as Financial Director at Prairie Center, as well as a good dose of humor.

Daily, and sometimes late into the evening, Carl can be found working his spreadsheet and reporting magic to ensure budgets for funding applications are in tip-top shape, grant reports are easy to understand, monthly financial statements are complete, and everything required for our many audits pass with flying colors.

Every day here there are new challenges and something new to learn.

Prior to his work with us, he served as Controller for The News-Gazette for 13 years.

After working in a number of different industries, Carl says he really enjoys working in a smaller organization like Prairie Center. “Every day here there are new challenges and something new to learn,” he says. His favorite part of working at Prairie Center is the comradery he has developed with his co-workers during his five years with us.