Karen Stecher was the Communications Manager at ZERO TO THREE (2015-2018).
As the communications manager, Karen supported all communication activities related to ZERO TO THREE, including public affairs, media relations, web content and social engagement efforts. Prior to joining ZERO TO THREE, Karen spent six years with the American Red Cross. In her role as communications director, she managed the internal and external communications efforts of the Biomedical Services team and worked with the Organizational Change Management team. Her work included crisis communications, media relations, social media and special projects. As part of the Red Cross Disaster Public Affairs team, Karen supported communications efforts during Hurricane Sandy, the historic 2013 Midwest flooding and a tornado outbreak that devastated parts of central Illinois.
Before joining the Red Cross, Karen worked in television news for more than seven years. Karen is an associate member of the Illinois News Broadcasters Association and was a member of the Associated Press Illinois Broadcast Advisory Board for five years. Karen holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.