Karen Wickre

Vice Chair

Karen Wickre describes herself as a “communications strategist, sounding board, channeler of ideas and connector of people.” She spent nearly 15 years at Twitter and Google before forming KVOX Media, a communications consulting firm catering to business clients, in early 2016. As editorial director at Twitter, she oversaw internal and corporate marketing communications and managed more than 20 global blogs, 200 Twitter accounts and other public content channels and sites. She joined Twitter in 2011 from Google, where for nearly a decade she was senior media liaison and worked on global communications and public affairs. Earlier in her career she worked at Studio Archetype, Upside and Ziff Davis. Karen helped to found Newsgeist, an annual “un-conference,” supported by Google and the Knight Foundation, that encourages new approaches to news and information delivery. She is also a board member of the International Center for Journalists.