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Brief Background

Eileen Korey offers strategic communications counsel and consulting to leadership of organizations in various stages of transition and growth.  After more than 20 years of experience as a trusted advisor to CEO’s and executive teams in the dynamic fields of academia and health care, she launched an independent consulting practice in 2015.  She has steered organizations through the “murky waters” of transformational change, including four presidential transitions at three organizations.  She has also leveraged her career in journalism to create innovative approaches to media relations and build trusting relationships with media.  


With an exceptional skill in storytelling, Eileen Korey has helped organizations enhance their reputations in earned, owned and paid media.  From powerful front-page feature stories  (earned media), to brand journalism that integrates video into digital platforms (owned media), to the development of advertising and brand campaigns (paid media), she has a knack for turning the “ordinary” into “noteworthy.”  

Eileen Korey prepares executives and organizations to anticipate and handle crises and/or threats to reputation, arming them with messaging that inspires confidence and trust.  In her career, she has helped organizations facing allegations of ethics violations, criminal misconduct, health and safety violations, and labor disputes.  


Her ability to translate complex issues into understandable narratives comes from more than 15 years in broadcast and print journalism, specializing in business and medical reporting.  More than a decade after leaving the media industry, she was inducted into the Journalism Hall of Fame by The Press Club of Cleveland.


Eileen Korey is a cum laude graduate of Princeton University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in English. She and her husband Dr. Robert G. Kaplan, a clinical and forensic psychologist, reside in Lake Oswego, OR, and Kenmore, WA.  They are the parents of Rachel, an equine veterinarian in the NW, and Benjamin, CEO of PLNT Burger.  


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