Karen Bedard

Karen Morrissey Bedard


Karen joined the Skaneateles Library Board as a Trustee in 2017 and is a member and former co-chair of the Communications Committee.

Professional Experience: A Skaneateles native, Karen graduated from St. Lawrence University with a Creative Writing degree before spending 20 years in the Boston area working as a copywriter and creative director for a variety of large advertising agencies and corporations. In 2019, Karen co-founded marketing agency, Three Needs Creative, which specializes in branding, creative strategy, and big-idea marketing campaigns.

Community: In true “once a Laker, always a Laker” spirit, Karen moved back to Skaneateles with her husband and two young children in 2016 to be closer to the many local Morrissey family members and enjoy a little lake life. Since returning, Karen has coached youth soccer and has volunteered for the Art Masterpiece program at the elementary schools. Her kids are now in 6th and 3rd grades and are loving being Lakers.

Fun Facts: Karen is the youngest of ten Morrissey children, all born and raised in Skaneateles. Her mom, Judy, still lives in the village and her siblings Tom, Jerry, and Mary are all raising their families here as well. A couple of years ago, there was at least one Morrissey cousin in nearly every grade in Skaneateles schools.


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