EXPERIENCE WITH PASSION
About our President & CEO
Prior to founding Claridy Communications, Karlene was the Public Relations Manager of EPB, a public utility located in Chattanooga, TN. During her tenure, she served as the company’s spokesperson and was responsible for developing and implementing communication strategies in support of EPB. Prior to EPB, Karlene produced successful marketing and public relations campaigns as well as managed special events for Nissan Motor Corporation, Central Texas Council of Governments, and the Virginia Department of Agriculture.
Karlene’s passion of serving the community compliments her personal life, as she serves on the board of directors for The Bright School, UTC Foundation, and The Women's Fund of Greater Chattanooga. Previously, she served on the following boards: ArtsBuild, the University Tennessee at Chattanooga Marketing Advisory Board, Creative Discovery Museum, the Public Relations Society of America – Lookout Chapter, First Things First, The Ochs Center, Weekend Academy, an educational enrichment program serving inner-city public school students. Karlene is a graduate of Leadership Chattanooga.
Karlene earned a B.S. in Marketing from Hampton University (Hampton,VA) and an MBA from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
PRESIDENT & CEO
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