The Walker School is excited to announce that Karen Park will be the school’s Director of Communications and Marketing beginning July 30.
She will lead the strategy, planning and implementation of marketing and communications initiatives for Walker, metro Atlanta’s top independent school for Early Learners through 12th grade.
Park has extensive communications and marketing experience, having worked for The Detroit Free Press, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and most recently as Senior Manager with global hospitality company InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).
Karen and her family live in Marietta. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas’ William Allen White School of Journalism.
“As a Walker family for the past five years, we have experienced first-hand the wonder of Walker – teachers who instill a lifelong love of learning, a safe environment where students are encouraged to take risks and a place where all students are valued for who they are,” Park said.
“I am excited and honored to work with faculty, staff, alumni, parents and students to share all of the amazing innovation, passion, hard work and fun that happens at Walker.”
This summer, Walker conducted a national search to fill the Director of Communications and Marketing position, receiving well over 100 applications. The search committee was comprised of Head of School Jack Hall, Director of Admission Katherine Harrison, Board member Cheryl Barre, Associate Director of Advancement Cathy LaClaire, and three marketing and communication professionals, Walker parents Kimberly Brock and Shirley Powell, and Mandi Block.
Head of School Jack Hall, speaking for the search committee, said “Karen brings a level of expertise, passion, and ‘above and beyond’ approach to her work that will make her extremely successful as the Director of Communications and Marketing at The Walker School. I am grateful to the members of the search committee who unanimously and enthusiastically endorsed Karen Park as the next Director of Communications and Marketing.”