Eileen Korey

Eileen Korey

2015 to present – Communications Counsel & Consultant

2011 to 2015 – University of Akron
(Associate VP & Chief Communications Officer)

2004 to 2011 – MetroHealth System (Cleveland)
(Chief Communications Officer) 

1994-2004 – University Hospitals of Cleveland
(Director of Communications)       

1992-1994 – Medical News Network (Cleveland)

1984-1992 – WKYC-TV (NBC, Cleveland)
(Medical Reporter/Anchor/Producer)

1980-1984 – WEWS-TV (ABC, Cleveland)
(Consumer/Business Reporter) 

1977-1980 – Print and Radio Reporter, Cleveland

Eileen Korey has provided strategic communications counsel to leadership of organizations for more than 20 years, including preparing them to handle threats to reputation, allegations of wrongdoing, ethics violations and other potential crises.  After a respected career in print and broadcast journalism, Eileen earned the trust of both media and organizational leadership in streamlining communications to advance reputation and brand, implementing crisis communications plans that help to protect reputations, and preparing executives to face the media.

Korey has a deep understanding of the dynamics between university administration and athletics programs, advising athletic directors, coaches, trainers and university presidents on the management of messaging when confronting difficult issues, including NCAA infractions and Title IX violations.  In her career, she has helped organizations and individuals facing allegations of sexual assault, bribery, white collar theft, criminal misconduct, health and safety violations, and labor disputes.

Korey is a cum laude graduate of Princeton University, and spent most of her career in Cleveland, Ohio, where more than a decade after leaving the media industry, she was inducted into the Journalism Hall of Fame by the Press Club of Cleveland.  She has her own consulting practice, now based out of Portland, Oregon.


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