Karen Gross is a PR practitioner with more than 20 years of experience working for marketing and public relations firms in the Central Pennsylvania region. As Vice President of Suasion, LLC, Ms. Gross provided strategic communications and marketing expertise to a variety of non-profit and healthcare clients throughout the state. She has extensive experience working in the disability industry, once leading and facilitating interagency training sessions across the Commonwealth for the Pennsylvania Departments of Education, Labor & Industry and Human Services to enhance transitioning and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

In 2021, Ms. Gross was appointed Communications Manager, a senior management position, of the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) where she leads the organization’s stakeholder relations, community outreach, public relations, and marketing efforts.

A resident of Dover, Pa., Ms. Gross is a member of the Public Relations Society of American and the Solid Waste Association of North America. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, gardening, kayaking and being outdoors.