Newsletter Editor, Webmaster, Editorial Consultant
In addition to her role as editor of the IAEM Bulletin, monthly newsletter of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), Karen manages website content for IAEM and provides additional staff support as needed. She is proficient in newsletter writing, editing and production; website management; and committee/work group staffing and management. She is a graduate of Midwestern University (Texas) with a B.A. in English and Journalism. Karen served the State of Texas with Services to the Aged & Disabled from 1974-1989, the last 10 years as supervisor of staff in seven counties, providing Texas Medicaid Eligibility and Protective Services for the Aged & Disabled. Moving into the realm of technical writing in 1990, Karen held a position as senior technical writer for AmSouth Bancorporation. In 1995, Karen moved to the Washington, D.C. area, where she began working in the association management world. She was account manager in the public relations and marketing division of a large association management firm, where she worked with many of the 45 nonprofit and trade associations managed in its Washington office. She served as editor of newsletters, magazines and journals for a variety of associations, including Lamaze International, the Museum Trustee Association, the National Association of Healthcare Access Management, the American Society for Bone & Mineral Research, and the American Society of Hematology. Karen is an active member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Daughters of 1812, Colonial Dames, and National Huguenot Society, and publishes a newsletter and website for her neighborhood's homeowners association. She is a member of the American Copy Editors Society. Karen began working with ASMI in 1999.