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Karen Avery

Director of Public Relations
  • Primary Contact Address
    101 W Ohio St
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
Primary Department: Newscenter
Other Departments: About AIC, Members & Affiliates, Contact Us

Professional Profile

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.


  • Public Relations and Media Relations
  • Editor, Indiana News 92 magazine
  • Oversees the publication of all AIC communications, including the Indiana News 92 magazine, Directory of County OfficialsDirectory of County Resources, AIC eNewsletter, Annual County FactBook, and Guide to County Government.
  • Website architect and administrator.
  • Directs all activities involving social media strategy and tactics.
  • Directs all database operations.


  • 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