FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21, 2013
Contact: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Natalie Pineiro, 908-527-4035

Karen Kessler, former Tech Consultant to CBS’ “The Good Wife,” to Keynote Union County Women Mean Business Summit

Union County – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that Karen Kessler, Chairman of the Board of Atlantic Health and founding partner of the public relations firm Evergreen Partners, Inc., will be the keynote speaker at the highly anticipated Union County Women Mean Business Summit on June 19th at the Clubhouse at Galloping Hill Golf Course.

“We are overjoyed that Karen Kessler has agreed to come and join us for this event,” said Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter. “The goal of the Women’s Summit is to inspire and empower women to compete in the business world, and Karen is a powerful and engaging example of the potential that we all have.”

A frequent speaker for business audiences, Kessler’s work has received many awards including the Gold Key Award from the Public Relations Society of America, the YWCA Achievers Award, and the Crisis Management Award from PR NEWS. She has been recognized as one of “50 Most Powerful Non-Profit Board Members,” “50 Most Powerful Women,” and Jewish Women International’s “10 Women to Watch in the USA.” She is more recently famed for her role as technical consultant to the CBS television show, “The Good Wife” and the ABC television show “Nashville”.

Kessler will speak during the luncheon at the Union County Women Mean Business Summit which is expected to draw attention from women across the far reaches of Union County.

In addition to Kessler’s address the program will also feature breakout sessions on topics such as starting a business, re-entering the workforce, enhancing your business through social media, breaking the glass ceiling, and networking.

For a full schedule of events or to register for the Summit, visit http://ucnj.org/ucmb-register; a $25 registration fee is applicable, and pre-registration is required. The first 50 women to register will receive a complimentary golf lesson at 11:00a.m.the day of the event.

The Union County Women Mean Business Summit is a part of the Union County Means Business networking series and is sponsored by the Board of Chosen Freeholders in partnership with the Union County Alliance, Union County Economic Development Corp., Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce, Suburban Chambers of Commerce, Union Township Chamber of Commerce, Kean University, and Union County College. Additional sponsors include SouthWest Airlines, PSE&G, Brown & Brown Metro, Inc., Suplee Clooney & Co., The Alternative Press, and Jude Connally.

For additional information on the Summit or the Union County Means Business Series, please visit www.ucnj.org/UCMeansBusiness or contact the County Manager’s office at 908-527-4200.