Kara Gray | Founder and Principal
With more than 10 years of experience in marketing and public relations, I have helped organizations of all sizes and structures tell their story in an engaging, compelling way that generates interest, increases revenue and improves public perception.
I have always had a natural curiosity for how stuff works, a desire to learn new things and tell others about them. A fascination with science, a mechanical inclination and a gift for “translating” technical jargon into plain English that speaks to your audience – that’s what I bring to the table.
After graduating summa cum laude in 1997 from Bethany College with a bachelor's degree in communications (public relations), I began my professional career as the Corporate Communications Administrator at Ormet Corporation, then the fourth largest producer of primary aluminum in the United States. After gaining invaluable corporate communications experience against a backdrop labor relations and manufacturing, I went on to serve the National Technology Transfer Center at Wheeling Jesuit University as media/public affairs manager, providing public relations and media support for the NASA Commercial Technology Program.
I later served as the marketing and public relations manager for the MountainMade Foundation, a non-profit economic development organization that supports the West Virginia arts community, where I gained hands-on experience in retail marketing, non-profit management and e-commerce.
In 2003, I launched New Horizon Consulting to provide effective freelance business communications services, focusing on commercial writing, public relations and marketing. Over the years, I have had the privilege to work with a large number of outstanding clients in a wide variety of industries, and I am grateful everyday for the opportunity to lend my skills to help them accomplish their goals.
I am a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and a board member of the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce.