Karen Korr has been a force in the legal and business community for the past 20 years. Currently, Korr freelances as a communications strategist, ghostwriter and content developer. She also assists with professional resumes and job and public position applications, and website and collateral copy development.
Korr previously served as the Director of Communications for the San Diego County Bar Association for over 10 years, where she directed and managed media relations, member communications, branding, electronic and print publications, messaging, event scripts, and social media and other outreach for the 10,000-member organization. She also served on the Communications Council for the National Association of Bar Executives (NABE) as its secretary and as the editor of the organization's “Communicators Talk” newsletter.
Prior to working for the San Diego County Bar Association, Korr worked in public relations at a local San Diego firm, where she represented clients ranging from large nonprofit organizations to small start-ups and global consumer product manufacturers. Earlier in her career, Korr was an associate at a boutique Chicago-based public relations and advertising firm, where she worked with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), one of the world’s largest member organizations, to help restore the reputation of the accounting profession at the height of the Enron scandal.
Korr was named to SD Metro magazine’s list of “40 under 40” in 2015 and to the publication’s list of “Top Marketers” for 2017 and for 2018. She was the recipient of the Wally E. Richter Award from the National Association of Bar Executive's Communications Section in 2018, the Section's highest honor.
Annually, Korr helps to provide prescription eyeglasses in underprivileged communities as a volunteer through the non-profit organization I Care International.
Born on the 29th of February, Korr has never done anything the way everybody else does, so you can count on her for creativity. She's passionate about travel, reading, reality television, charity and chocolate chip cookies.
Korr works with a network of consultants across the country who assist on various projects
“Karen has been an outstanding writer to work with for building out our legal content. Karen is exceptional in her quality of work, keeps strict to her turn-around times, and is outgoing when it comes to efficient communication. If we could, we would have Karen full-time in-house for ourselves. Overall, Karen has been one of the top freelancers we have ever worked with and it’s been a pleasure working with her for our projects.”
"Karen is a wonderful communications expert. I have worked with her on personal and organizational projects. She always has a vision that captures the moment and the correct voice. Karen is exceedingly prompt and efficient. She takes pride in her work and never makes excuses.
I highly recommend her."
" As a reporter, Karen is always a pleasure to work with. She not only responds to inquiries in a timely manner, but provides substantive information. She also does a great job connecting reporters with helpful sources from her deep Rolodex. I wish more public relations professionals were as friendly and helpful as Karen."
"Karen Korr is a superstar. She is smart, funny, great at her job and an excellent multi-tasker. With her help, I became a much better public speaker and message writer because I now understand how to be an effective communicator. In short, Karen is an expert in her field and I cannot recommend her
"We've worked with Karen on projects including press releases, bios, and web copy for many years. From the beginning, Karen has been able to understand our industry and use vernacular that resonates with our clients. She is both consistent and creative, and I highly recommend her services."
"My experience with Karen has always been exceptional - she is professional and creative, and truly understands what lawyers do and how to talk about it effectively."
"If you are looking for an experienced communications expert across all mediums, from print to digital to electronic, Karen Korr is the one. Whether it is strategic, reactive or proactive, Karen has been there and done that. To use an analogy from the print world, Karen is an 'above-the-fold' communications master."
“Karen is an excellent communicator, always able to find to the most effective way to produce, package and deliver the perfect message at the right moment.”
Karen Korr's commentary on the bar world. Read it here: https://www.barbytesblog.com/ .
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