Executive Director: Karyn Smitson

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Karyn Smitson serves the greatest group of young professionals in Indiana as a leader with many hats such as mentor, visionary, planner, organizational continuity officer, communications facilitator, recruiter, stakeholder supporter, financial steward, and opportunity provider.  She believes careful listening, solid communication, and making hard work fun are the foundations of this organization that truly inspires its members to long-term success. Before joining Orr, Karyn held roles such as Director of Market Development, Director of Marketing, Public Relations & Communications, Merchandise Buyer, Media Buyer, and freelance writer at a variety of companies, including ad agencies, The Indianapolis Star, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. A proud Hoosier, Karyn graduated from Indiana University with a BA in English after growing up in Columbus, IN.

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