Area of Expertise: communications, technical communications, public relations, marketing, brand development
Karen Green is RENCI’s director of communication and outreach. She manages all the institute’s internal and external communications, branding activities, media relations, special events, meetings, and websites and oversees RENCI outreach activities. She spent eight years at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), first as public information officer and later as associate director of public affairs. She worked as a communications specialist with University of Illinois Extension and has been a communications and marketing consultant for technology businesses and nonprofit organizations. Before her career in public affairs management, Green was a newspaper feature writer and columnist. Her writing, editing, and communications management efforts have won recognition from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the Association of Women in Communication, the International Association of Business Communicators and the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northern Illinois University and a master’s in communications from the University of Illinois at Chicago.