Karen joined the AIC in 2006 after many years working as a radio news reporter. Prior to joining the AIC she was a statehouse reporter for WIBC/Network Indiana. Karen enjoys teaching media relations and offering public relations counsel. She occasionally offers media relations workshops through the AIC Institute for Excellence and also through other partnering organizations. In 2011, she conceived, planned and implemented the AIC's Job Shadowing program
that pairs county officials with state legislators. The program directly affected the passage of legislation in 2012 that resulted in the undoing of unnecessary regulation for counties. Feel free to contact Karen with any PR related questions.
- B.S. in Telecommunications, Ball State University.
- M.A. in Public Relations, Indiana University.
- WIBC Radio/Network Indiana, Indianapolis- Legislative News Reporter
- WRZQ, Columbus - News Director
- WGCL/WTTS, Bloomington - News Reporter
- Brown County Community Foundation, Board of Trustees Member
- Public Relations Society of America (Including Indiana Chapter)
- Nashville Christian Church
PR Volunteer Work
- Brown County Community Foundation
- Brown County Musicians United to End Poverty
- Heartland Truly Moving Pictures
- Mother's Cupboard Community Kitchen of Brown County