Karen Korr has been entrenched in the legal and business community for over 20 years. Korr served as the Director of Outreach Strategy and Chief Communications Officer 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, and social media and outreach strategy for the 10,000-member organization. She served on the Communications Council for the National Association of Bar Executives (NABE) as its secretary and is currently the editor of the organization’s Communicators Talk newsletter.
Currently, Korr freelances as a communications strategist, ghostwriter and content developer for law firms, bar associations, and other law-related organizations across the country. She also assists with professional resumes and job and public position applications, and website and collateral copy development.
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. Previously, 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 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.
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.