TOPIC: TOP TRUMP SURROGATE KAREN GIORNO STUMPS FOR BOB GRAY
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TOP TRUMP SURROGATE KAREN GIORNO STUMPS FOR BOB GRAY
Johns Creek, GA— Former Southeast Director and Senior Political Advisor for the Trump campaign, Karen Giorno, will be in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District to stump for Republican Bob Gray during the campaign’s final weekend to ensure that the district elects a pro-Trump conservative.
After successfully leading the Trump campaign to victory in the Florida primary, Giorno was tasked with overseeing the Trump campaign’s southeast operations before ultimately being tapped as Senior Political Advisor and National Spokesperson for the Trump Coalitions team. Her relationship with the President predates the campaign and she was one of the original Team Trump members.
Giorno will be making herself available to press throughout Friday and Saturday.
Most public and private polling has shown political newcomer Bob Gray and longtime political candidate Karen Handel battling for the top GOP spot, with Handel fading and Gray rising.
KAREN ROSALIE GIORNO BIO:
CEO, KINGSTON PUBLIC AFFAIRS LLC
West Palm Beach New York City Washington DC
- FORMER CEO AND CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR FOR FLORIDA FOR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE DONALD J. TRUMP (R)
- FORMER SOUTHEAST REGIONAL POLITICAL DIRECTOR FOR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE DONALD J. TRUMP (R)
- SENIOR ADVISER AND CHIEF FLORIDA STRATEGIST TO REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE, DONALD J. TRUMP (R)
- FORMER SENIOR ADVISER, NATIONAL VOTER ENGAGEMENT FOR THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE, DONALD J. TRUMP
- FORMER ADVISOR (UNOFFICAL) TO THE PRESIDENT-ELECT AND PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION TEAM
- ADVISOR (UNOFFICIAL) TO THE 45TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, DONALD J. TRUMP
Karen R. Giorno is a seasoned Public Affairs Specialist with 28 years of experience traversing the national political scene. She is an expert in strategic planning, media relations and public policy development. She has worked in both the public and private sectors producing and executing large scale initiatives for Presidential Campaigns, as well as Gubernatorial and Senate races. She has successfully guided Super PACs, non-profits, and 501(c)4’s with fundraising, organizational development, public engagement, and message management. Karen has served 4 Presidents, 3 First Ladies and served on 5 Presidential Campaigns.
Since 2006, Karen has been affiliated with a distinguished consortium of independent political consultants, policy makers and industry experts. She advises candidates, CEO’s, elected officials and campaigns on how to effectively convey ideas, manage their brands, construct effective media strategies, and utilize grassroots engagement to produce powerful outcomes.
Karen has held a variety of notable positions. Most recently, she served on the Presidential campaign of the 45th President of the United States. As the first female State Director of the Donald J. Trump for President campaign, Karen oversaw Florida, the the largest swing state in the nation. Under her leadership, Donald J. Trump defeated 16 rival Republican candidates in the Primary, winning 66 out of 67 counties, knocking out popular 2 term Former Governor, Jeb Bush, and the current sitting Senator, Marco Rubio.
This decisive primary victory helped pave the way for Donald Trump to be the Republican nominee, and in March of 2016, Karen was promoted by the candidate to serve as his South East Regional Political Director where she successfully managed delegate operations in 11 states. After the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, she was elevated a third time to serve as Senior Political Advisor to the candidate and Chief Florida Strategist before joining the campaign team at Trump Tower to oversee national voter engagement and coalitions in the General Election. Following the monumental victory in November, Karen returned to her successful consulting practice and continued to serve the President-Elect as an unofficial advisor and consultant to the Trump-Pence Presidential Transition Team. She currently resides between West Palm Beach Florida, just 4 miles from Mar-A-Largo and the President’s Winter White House, Washington DC and New York City.
OTHER NOTABLE POSITIONS: For 2 decades, (from 1992-2012), Karen served as Advisor, Scheduler, Aide, and Senior Advance Representative for the Former 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush. In 2004 Karen was retained by the White House to serve President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush as a Senior Advance Representative (Managing White House activities, Official Domestic and Foreign Trips, and serve as 4 full-time Presidential Advance Leads assigned exclusively to Laura Bush during the 2004 Presidential Re-Elect Campaign). In 2008 Karen was hired to work with Vice-Presidential Candidate – Governor Sarah Palin and continued to serve the Governor and her PAC until 2015. She also served as the State-wide Director for Press Advance Operations for California Gubernatorial Candidate – Meg Whitman, before joining the Administration of Governor Rick Scott in Florida as his Director of External Affairs. Karen has deep political ties to Florida and was hired in 2012 by the Koch brothers as the Florida State Director for American Commitment, a Free-Market Conservative 501(C)4 organization; tasked with coordinating 10 political and state-wide conservative coalitions. She also served in the position of Chief Operating Officer for Mint: Lifestyle Management (Providing Coaching and Advisory Services to High-Net-Worth Individuals) in Beverly Hills, CA; and built and directed the first of its kind division of VIP Services & Strategic Outreach at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Karen began her career in 1989 as a Presidential Intern in the Office of Scheduling and Advance for President George H.W. Bush, before being invited to join the White House Staff full time. She served the President and the First Family for three years managing major White House events, official visits for foreign heads of state, and was a White House liaison to congressional offices, federal agencies, corporations, embassies, and the general public. In 1992 she was selected as a member of the Presidential Transition Team, and continued to provide her services and expertise to President Bill Clinton and his family following the Inauguration.
After her tenure at the White House, Karen served as the Director of Public Outreach & Field Operations for Governor Christine Todd Whitman of New Jersey and the New Jersey Republican State Committee. She directed state-wide field operations and fundraising activities for U.S. senate candidate, Chuck Haytian. In 1995 Karen joined the staff at the American Museum of Natural History. She held several key positions at this world-renowned cultural institution for twelve years. She was responsible for supporting the institution’s $400M capital campaign and the global promotion of science literacy & education. Karen executed media roll-outs, exhibit openings, fundraising events, and crafted specialized government relations and public relations campaigns.
Karen is a graduate of Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, and has a degree in political science and communications.