An experienced and trusted communications professional, Kara Flynn brings a rich background in public policy issues, news reporting, and issues management.
For more than 15 years, Ms. Flynn has worked for diverse industries as both a strategic counselor and hands-on communications manager, generating invaluable opportunities with the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Washington Post, and numerous other leading international trade publications.
Ms. Flynn served as Director of Global Communications at the Plasma Protein Therapeutics (PPTA), working as a senior member of that international organization’s leadership team, supervising global media coverage, overseeing marketing, and editing its magazine and external communications materials.
Prior to her work at PPTA, Ms. Flynn worked as Director of Communications for the Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology, where she oversaw that group’s strategic communications, managed media relations, and conceived and ran workshops and other events for its senior scientific staff.
Previously, Ms. Flynn was Director of Communications at the National Pork Producers Council, handling media relations, editing electronic and printed materials, and serving as a national spokesperson. She has also managed public relations with the Edison Electric Institute’s Electric Vehicle Association and The Heritage Foundation.
Ms. Flynn began her career as a journalist, working for more than five years reporting for and editing regional and trade publications, including Real Estate Finance Today, OSHA Week, Occupational Safety and Health News and Wireless Data News. She earned her Journalism degree from the University of Maryland.
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