STAFF MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: KAREN CARO
As the person responsible for the Centre’s social media and website, Karen Caro says she’s much more comfortable helping others shine as opposed to being featured here.
Nevertheless, after 16 years with the company, her time has come for a moment in the Centre Focus spotlight.
In her role as Marketing Manager, Caro leads all aspects of marketing, communications, public relations and community relations for the convention center and the ballroom at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
“I really enjoy that I have the opportunity to touch all areas of the organization as part of my job,” Caro said. “Additionally, I am able to hone my skills in a variety of marketing and communications functions through the diversity of projects that I have the opportunity to influence.”
Caro began her career as a journalist, working as a reporter at a small newspaper in North Carolina covering crime. She moved to Atlanta and worked at the Marietta Daily Journal as a reporter covering the city of Marietta. Caro left journalism to work for the Cobb Chamber of Commerce in marketing and communications, where she stayed for six years before coming to the Cobb Galleria Centre.
Caro has volunteered with PRSA (Public Relations Society of America) Georgia for many years and is currently serving her second, two-year term on the Board of Directors. She is also a graduate of Leadership Cobb and is an active alumnus with the program.
Caro holds a Bachelor’s or Arts Degree in Communication from Wake Forest University. A native of the Philadelphia area, she resides in east Cobb with her husband and two daughters. When she’s not at the Cobb Galleria Centre, Caro is most likely shuttling her children to sports practices or playing tennis.