DARRELL L. BROWNING has served as a senior advisor for Karen Friedman Enterprises for more than 15 years. His expertise in message development, issue and crisis management and leadership communication skills have helped hundreds of spokespeople across numerous industries. Browning has served as crisis manager and communication consultant in a variety of high-profile national and international events to ensure critical messages are identified and delivered through appropriate vehicles for both internal and external audiences.
Browning has nearly 20 years experience as a former producer and on-air personality for CBS-KYW News Radio in Philadelphia and Associated Press Nation/World News Editor in addition to serving as Business and Feature Editor for business magazines and daily newspapers across the nation. As guest lecturer for the past ten years within the MBA Program at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, he currently coaches students on media interviewing skills in crisis communication electives. Browning also created and teaches Business Communication for Leaders core segments within Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Organizational Development Master’s in Organizational Development program.
Browning is certified in all phases of Hogan Assessments, a scientific-based approach to determining fit to company culture, teamwork and individual work styles. He also possesses extensive experience coaching executives in individual job performance improvement. He also holds certification in change management from The American Society of Training and Development. A popular guest speaker for many business and public organizations, Browning holds degrees in both Social Sciences and Journalism from The Ohio State University.
CINDY HOFFMAN brings three decades of communications experience to Karen Friedman Enterprises. Building on a career as a television news reporter, writer, and producer, she expanded her expertise to include media and presentation training, executive coaching and leadership development, and issues and crisis management.
Cindy provides media training, speech coaching, presentation training, and issues management counsel to corporate clients, financial institutions, sports teams, non-profit organizations, pharmaceutical firms, and professional and trade associations. She specializes in working with executives and others to help them become better communicators and managers, focusing on the content as well as the delivery of the message. Cindy also has significant experience as an executive coach, helping clients hone their leadership abilities, improve interpersonal relationships, strengthen communication skills, and advance their careers
Her expertise includes training for FDA and EPA presentations, mergers and acquisitions, product launches, product recalls, labor relations issues, and healthcare and medical topics. Strengths include helping clients translate complicated financial, technical, scientific, or medical jargon in to easy-to-comprehend lay language. She also helps clients manage difficult situations from a strategic as well as tactical approach.
Cindy’s decade of TV experience includes three years at CNN, producing two hours of daily, live news broadcasts, plus producing and writing positions at KYW-TV in Philadelphia, WNEV-TV in Boston, and WFSB-TV in Hartford, Connecticut. She also worked as an on-air reporter for the WTLV-TV in Jacksonville, Florida and reported and produced business features and in-depth profiles for the syndicated television program, “The Bottom Line”.
As Director of Media Relations for Thomas Jefferson University, Cindy was responsible for all external relations for the hospital, the University, and the medical school. Specifically, she provided media training for senior administrators, physicians, and scientists, developed internal and external crisis and disaster plans, provided issues management counsel, and secured positive media coverage for the institution.
Cindy is an honors graduate of Brandeis University and attended the master’s program in organizational development at the University of Pennsylvania.
CAROL M. ROSENBAUM is a specialist in media and communications, with a nationally-recognized 30-year career as a TV journalist, documentary video writer/producer, college professor and communications coach.
She has successfully trained and coached professionals from the business, financial, medical/pharmaceutical, legal and broadcast fields for high-impact presentations, tough Q & A sessions, media interviews, on-camera appearances, crisis management and news conferences. Her expertise, keen analytical skills and sensitive approach have helped countless professionals develop and deliver compelling, persuasive messages that effectively resonate with their audiences. In Fortune 1000 companies across the country, she has coached executives in developing their leadership presence, and in artful, strategic communication.
Her incisive articles have appeared in the Public Relations Society of America’s PR Tactics, and she herself, as a documentarian, is the subject of a 2012 article in the journal of the National Academy of Arbitrators.
Carol has extensive experience in television news, serving as the executive producer for long-running news series at an ABC-TV affiliate station. Her journalism skills won her 2 Emmys and 3 more Emmy nominations for a healthcare documentary series broadcast on CBS-TV. Her 16 other major awards include the coveted Robert F. Kennedy National Journalism Award for best television news series.
For thirteen years, Carol taught communications on the college level, including courses in public speaking, business writing, English composition and video production. She holds an A.B. from Smith College and an M.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania, with additional graduate work in Cinema Studies/Film Production at UCLA.
TERRY ADAMS,CSP, MEd proudly holds the title of CSP – Certified Speaking Professional, designated by the National Speakers Association. She is an executive coach and facilitator who applies more than 20 years of experience in presentation and communications with a central focus to enhance the message and organizational effectiveness.
As a lead coach and consultant at Karen Friedman Enterprises for nearly a decade, Terry’s candid and supportive feedback offers a customized approach to equip professionals of all levels with the communication skills they need to have a powerful impact on multiple audiences, including: customers, employees, colleagues, investors, media and more.
She has a proven track record as a catalyst for change in a variety of industries comprising pharmaceuticals, healthcare, hospitality, financial services, and telecommunications. She holds a master’s degree in Organizational Development and authored Platinum Partnerships: Seven Strategic Secrets for Competitive Advantage.
Terry is a Certified Speaking Professional; a member of the National Speakers Association and the NJ OD Network; and a volunteer for The Crisis Ministry fighting hunger and homelessness in New Jersey.
Communications strategy consultant and author ED BARKS works with communications, government relations executives and associations to provide them with strategies and communications skills needed to lead on a daily basis
As a trusted partner at Karen Friedman Enterprises since 2015, Ed has participated in numerous global speaker and presentation training programs.
His work also includes preparing thousands of business leaders for media interviews, presentations, and legislative and regulatory testimony. He is the author of A+ Strategies for C-Suite Communications and The Truth About Public Speaking as well as numerous research reports and position papers.
He recently completed a nine-year tenure on the National Press Club’s Board of Governors, and formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Management Consultants National Capital Region. He is also a faculty member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management. In addition, he logged over a decade as a radio broadcaster, news director, talk show host, and reporter.
Importantly, Ed brings another critical perspective to his clients’ communications needs — that of a former broadcaster and journalist. Thanks to more than a decade of experience in radio broadcasting, he understands the techniques needed to communicate powerfully and persuasively with different stakeholders.
WENDY SALTZMAN is a three-time Emmy award winning investigative journalist. She spent more than two decades working on-camera in television news. Most recently, she was the Investigative Reporter at Philadelphia’s powerhouse station, 6abc, where she was recruited to start up their Investigative team back in 2012. Wendy launched three separate investigative teams in her career. She started working in television as a producer for the CBS Evening News covering the JonBenet Ramsey Investigation and the Oklahoma City Bombing trails in Denver.
As a consultant for Karen Friedman Enterprises, Wendy coaches high level corporate management, business owners, and individuals to prepare them for on and off camera interviews and public speaking opportunities. In addition, she is using her expertise as a storyteller to help individuals brand themselves and their corporations. Wendy is an entrepreneur who is changing the face of social media marketing by creating video business cards and unique advertorial content for her clients to help get them noticed.
Wendy is a graduate of the University of Chicago where she served as President of the Speech Team for 3 years. She was voted Most Ambitious in High School and began college when she was just 16 years old
DEBORAH STANEK REAST offers a wealth of expertise to Karen Friedman Enterprises, Inc. As the founder of a virtual assistant firm that has been rated Best of Philly by Philadelphia Magazine, Deborah has over 35 years’ experience in all aspects of administration, including personnel coaching, team building, mentoring, employee performance and participation, employee relations, human resources, training and management. For more than two decades, she was the operations manager of a successful ophthalmology practice and was responsible for workforce development and management as well as administration of offices and personnel. Deborah also served as executive assistant to Pennsylvania Senator Edwin G. Holl.
As an associate at KFE, Inc. Deborah manages our day to day operations which includes schedule management, assisting clients and colleagues as well as working with our vendors to coordinate coaching’s, trainings, speaking engagements and conference programs. She was named a 2015 distinguished graduate of the prestigious Gwynedd Mercy University and earned a certificate in Management from Villanova University. Deborah also obtained the Certified Medical Manager (CMM) designation from the Professional Association of Health Care Office Managers and is a Pennsylvania Notary Public.
DAVID KRAVITT, MBA, CPIM has more than twenty-five years experience in business management and marketing making him a valued advisor in business strategies, on line presence and technical management. As the Chief Operating Officer at KFE, David manages and provides support for our technical operations to continually improve our services, products and responsiveness to our valued clients.
David graduated from Cornell University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. He later earned his Master of Business Administration from the State University of New York at Albany. After working in manufacturing management for several Fortune 100 companies, David moved to the software industry where as an application consultant he performed hundreds of software demonstrations and countless presentations. In addition to his duties at Karen Friedman Enterprises, David works in sales and marketing where he regularly engages and informs audiences throughout North America.