Kara provides strategic counsel and communications support to clients on a wide range of special situations, including mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism and crisis management. She also assists clients with ongoing investor relations, corporate communications and public relations programs.
- Mergers & Acquisitions: She works with clients on both friendly and unsolicited transactions. Notable assignments include: Newmont in its acquisition of Goldcorp; Anadarko in its pending sale to Occidental; Centene in its pending acquisition of WellCare; LaSalle Hotel Properties in its sale to Pebblebrook Hotel Trust; Rockwell Automation in its defense against Emerson; Gigamon in its go-private transaction with Elliott Management; and Convergys Corporation in its sale to SYNNEX Corporation.
- Shareholder Activism: She has experience working with companies in activism situations and proxy contests opposite Elliott Management, Land & Buildings, Starboard Value, Third Point, ValueAct and Voce Capital, among others.
- Crisis Management: She develops and executes communications strategies to help companies advance their business objectives and protect their reputations in a variety of situations, such as management succession, unplanned leadership changes, data breaches, litigation, short attacks, facility closures and workforce reductions.
- Public and Investor Relations: She works with clients to enhance their overall corporate communications strategy, including quarterly earnings preparation, investor events, corporate positioning, profile-raising, thought leadership and employee communications.
Kara joined Joele Frank in 2017. Prior to Joele Frank, Kara served as an Account Supervisor at Edelman. She received a BA in Economics with a minor in Communications from Denison University.