Led by award-winning communicator, corporate leader, business journalist and attorney Karen Hazel, Hazel Communications brings over 30 years of corporate, leadership and marketing experience to each project.
Our small, experienced team brings senior-level experience in a variety of industry sectors. We specialize in transforming complex, difficult or otherwise challenging subjects and goals into clear, concise messagesÂ and deliverables that get resultsâ€”within your timeframe and budget.
Owner and principal Karen Hazel served as a corporate communicator, manager and leader in several of Wall Streetâ€™s major financial institutions for nearly 15 years before launching Hazel Communications. Her work has been published in the public and corporate sectors, and she has served as a regular columnist for a variety of trade publications. Her extensive experience centers on delivering excellence in team leadership, change management, operational efficiencies and rebuilding productivity and morale for teams in transition and/or facing challenges.Â Her product and industry expertise includes insurance, wealth management, annuities, mutual funds, brokerage, securities lending, law, and legislative reform. She holds an honors degree in Journalism & Economics from St. Johnâ€™s University in New York, and earned her Juris DoctorÂ magna cum laudeÂ at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Her awards include recognition for excellence in legal writing as well as in corporate communications and journalism. She is licensed to practice law in Minnesota, and in federal court, District of Minnesota, and holds a Series 7 license.