Experience: 25+ years
Education: B.A. in Communications
Karen Herson is president and founder of Concepts, Inc., and takes great pride in its distinguished track record of work on disability issues, especially related to employment and workforce diversity and inclusion. In fact, she and her talented staff members have been the creative voice behind many well-known disability employment outreach initiatives and products over the years, including several television public service announcements and other multi-media materials.
As president of Concepts, Karen fosters a “go above and beyond” approach to client satisfaction and closely interacts with all staff to ensure client needs are met throughout all phases of a project. In years past, she also directly managed a number of projects for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and other agencies. Her intricate knowledge of each client and project’s dynamics, as well as her dedication to unparalleled professionalism, is equally shared by her employees and consultants.
In leading the Concepts team, Karen draws upon more than 25 years of experience in the public relations field. Prior to launching Concepts, she worked at Walcoff & Associates and consulted for the U.S. Marshals Association, conceptualizing and implementing outreach campaigns in targeted communities. She also has international experience, having worked at Allpoints International and Tri-World International, where she helped implement USAID-funded small business development initiatives for clients in Africa, South America and the Caribbean.
Karen earned a bachelor of arts in communications from The George Washington University. She is a strong supporter of wounded warrior initiatives and an active volunteer with the American Red Cross at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., where she also sponsors its annual Thanksgiving feast for families. Karen is also a board member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization DC (EO DC), where she serves as communications chair, and a member of the 100 Entrepreneurs Project and District of Columbia Metro Business Leadership Network (DCBLN).