Karen Swim Joins Solo PR as Director of Development

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Karen Swim Joins Solo PR as Director of Development

Jun 24, 2013 | PR Updates

Karen Swim Joins Solo PR as Director of Development

Jun 24, 2013 | PR Updates

karen-swimToday, I'm excited to share that Karen Swim is now consulting with Solo PR, serving in the new role of director of development. Karen's accomplishments have made her widely respected across the communications industry, and for those of us who participate regularly in the Solo PR community, this veteran is known as an incredibly knowledgeable and generous resource to us all.

As director of development, Karen will spearhead new sponsorships and partnerships, and help further raise the profile of Solo PR in ways that will benefit the industry as a whole. We have some exciting announcements planned for the coming weeks, and Karen's support will help us accelerate the pace of our progress.

Karen Swim continues to serve as president, CEO and all around superhero of her company, Words For Hire. Karen brings over 20 years of experience in business-to-business, healthcare, technology, sales management and strategic marketing. She provides integrated PR and marketing solutions to business all over the world and has been featured in stories for ABC News World News, ABC News Now, and the New York Times. StartUp Nation honored her as one of the “Top Women in  Business 2008.”

“I believe in founder Kellye Crane's leadership and vision for Solo PR, and what's been accomplished — from the Solo PR PRO Premium membership site to the Solo PR Summit conference — in the less than five years since this community was launched is beyond impressive,” says Karen. “Independent PR and marketing communications consultants have a true advocate in Solo PR, and I am thrilled to play a role in its future!”

If you're interested in speaking with Karen about partnership opportunities with Solo PR Pro, we'd like to hear from you– please Contact Us. And please join me in enthusiastically welcoming Karen Swim to the Solo PR team!


Written By Kellye Crane
Kellye Crane is the founder of Solo PR Pro, which provides the tools, education, advocacy and community resources needed for indies to succeed and grow. She's a veteran and award-winning communicator with more than 20 years of experience - 19 of them solo.


  1. Solo PR Pro has hit the jackpot with Karen Swim. She is phenomenal. Congratulations, Karen!

  2. Thank you, Jill!

  3. Thanks, Michelle! We are pinching ourselves on an hourly basis over our good fortune. 🙂

  4. Fantastic news! Karen and Kellye make a great team! Just look at them in action on #solopr chat!

  5. Congrats Karen AND Kellye!

  6. Congratulations Karen!!!


    Kisha Barton
    Black Public Relations Society – NY