As Special Projects Director, Kara contributes to IAVA’s mission in a variety of Communications and Development roles. Kara serves as co-chair for the newly-formed IAVA Leadership Council, a group of professionals in the New York City area who are dedicated to supporting IAVA’s work by hosting awareness and fundraising events. She also prepares IAVA staff members, member veterans and key spokespeople for media appearances and public speaking engagements. Kara started working with IAVA in 2007 and served as Communications Director during the development of the organization’s groundbreaking PSA campaign with the Ad Council and the passage of the historic, Post 9/11 GI Bill. Prior to working at IAVA, Kara worked as a producer at NBC News and CNBC.