Karen Gindes joined MARBIDCO as the Communications Specialist in June 2012 and was recently promoted to the position of Communications Officer. Karen has extensive experience working with municipal and county governments, especially in the economic development field, having worked with both the cities of Bowie and Annapolis, and Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation. Karen also worked several years with Leadership Howard County, where she supported the President/CEO with program implementation, events, marketing and communications, and membership. At MARBIDCO, Karen is responsible for MARBIDCO communications, marketing, publications design, and website maintenance. She also assists with meeting and workshop planning as well as media relations activities. Karen holds a BS in Communications and English from the University of Maryland University College. A native of Bowie, Maryland, Karen and her husband live in Anne Arundel County.