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Karen Frost

2012 Speaker

Karen Frost is principal and owner of Frost Media Relations, yet currently serves as the consulting director of nonprofit relations for I Live Here, I Give Here®.  For two years, Frost served as board chair for I Live Here, I Give Here, and during the summer of 2011 as the board incubated Amplify Austin; Frost became so excited about the program that she stepped down from the board to become consulting staff to help lead the charge for Amplify Austin. Frost currently serves on the board of The Long Center and served as alumni president of the Bob Schieffer School of Journalism at Texas Christian University, as well as the executive board for CreateAustin, Impact Austin and Leadership Austin.  In 2006 Frost was honored with Austin Business Journal’s Profiles in Power award and in 2008 she received the Austin Under 40 award for business entrepreneurship and philanthropy. Following the tragedy of September 11th, 2001, Frost collaborated with one of her clients – Jackie Waldman – and together they co-authored “America, September 11th; The Courage to Give,” which ultimately raised over $100 thousand for the American Red Cross.