KAREN B. MOORE, Chair, is an acknowledged leader in the media relations, public relations, crisis communications and public affairs arena. Called by Henry Kissinger, “one tough lady,” Karen is the CEO and Founder of Moore Communications Group. This innovative marketing communications firm, with offices in Tallahassee/West Palm Beach/ New Orleans/Denver, is one of the largest independently-owned communication firms in the nation, representing clients across the U.S.
The firm has been named by Inc. Magazine as one of the “Fastest Growing Business in America” and by Florida Trend Magazine for seven straight years as “Top Place to Work in Florida” and “Top PR Firm to Work for in US” by PR Week. Additional honors include: “Largest Public Affairs Firm in Florida” and #7 in the nation, “Top Healthcare PR firms in US”, “Top Branding Companies in the US” and “Top US Latino Marketing Firm” by Latism. The firm has received more than 450 state and national awards.
In addition to leading this firm, Karen is a frequent public speaker and has facilitated strategic marketing, advocacy and media training sessions for Fortune 500 companies and the British Olympic Team. Recognition for her work has brought numerous honors including the Silver Medal Award by the Advertising Federation, the Stan Tate Award for Lifetime Excellence and Achievement by the Public Relations Association, the Distinguished Leader Award by the National Association of Community Leaders, and the Florida Economic Development Champion of the Year. She was a featured speaker at the White House Summit for Women Entrepreneurs. Her book, “Behind the Red Door: Unlock Your Advocacy Influence and Success” was published in May 2016.
Karen currently serves on numerous boards including The Able Trust, Florida CURED, Florida BIO, Florida College System Foundation, Florida College System Trustees Commission, Nashotah House, Honor Flight, Florida TaxWatch and Hancock Bank. Appointed by both Governors Crist and Scott, she serves on the Tallahassee Community College District Board of Trustees. She has served as chairman of both the TCC District Board of Trustees and the TCC Foundation.
She is an active member of St. Peter’s Anglican Church having served on the Vestry and several other committees. She owns one of the largest private antique “Book of Common Prayer” book collections in the nation.
Karen has a B.A. in Russian History and she is only one less than 120 individuals in the U.S. who holds both an Accredited Public Relations (APR) and a Certified Public Relations Counselor (CPRC) designations. She is a proud Girl Scout Gold Award recipient (equivalent to the Boy Scout Eagle Scout).
In her spare time she travels extensively having visited more than 67 countries. She and her husband Richard, COO and General Council for Moore Communications Group, have been married for 38 years and have one son, Jarrod who is attending graduate school at FSU.