As senior public relations counselor, Kara has managed strategic marketing and public relations programs for the firm’s clients in various sectors since 2014. A Pennsylvania State University graduate, Kara has more than 25 years of experience in publishing, account service, and nonprofit communications, with expertise in developing and executing integrated communications programs. Kara was honored with a 2018 Award of Distinction from the Florida Public Relations Association and a 2018 Image Award from the Southwest Florida Chapter of Florida Public Relations Association. She has served on the board of directors for both the Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter and the Gulf Coast Society of Fundraising Professionals.

What’s on your bucket list? Learn to swim. Not knowing how wasn’t a problem in New Jersey; in Florida, the doggy paddle only gets you so far.

Describe yourself in a word. Unflappable. You can count on me to keep cool, calm and collected in a crisis.

Paper or plastic? Plastic. I recycle them on long, romantic walks with my handsome boy Sam, from Tampa Bay Beagle Rescue.