Director of Events & Operations
Kara O'Brien, Director of Events & Operations, joined Powered by Professionals in July 2021. Kara joins the PBP team with a decade of experience in event management, planning, and logistics. Her career began in corporate events, leading a team focused on growth and execution, and then transitioned into the sector of specialty events and weddings, focused on precision and perfection. After a few years in the wedding industry, Kara moved into the non-profit sector of event management and turned her passion to help others into a purpose. With experience in planning signature events, community events, 5k walk/runs, cultivation events, and virtual events, she consistently organizes and manages all aspects of high-quality fundraising events.
When not working, Kara spends her free time teaching children of all ages gymnastics at Chelsea Piers Connecticut. She also is an avid runner, Zumba instructor, and a dog mom of two rescue pups. She volunteers for multiple non-profit organizations and enjoys giving back to her community. Kara recently completed her Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership in May 2022 graduating with a 4.0 GPA.