Karina Sampei Brown
As communications director for the Office of Business and Finance, Karina Brown helps to advance and explain Ohio State’s major financial initiatives, including ones that utilize operational excellence and resource stewardship to support the university’s core mission.
Karina is an experienced communications professional with more than a dozen years of experience in higher education.
She joined Ohio State from Columbus State Community College, where she was a member of the president's leadership team. As assistant to the president, she managed strategic initiatives, which reinforced student engagement and bolstered community awareness. She previously focused on workforce development and special events at the college.
Prior to Columbus State, Karina led workforce development marketing strategies for the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce with an emphasis on K-12 career academies for Columbus City Schools. She held previous roles in marketing and communications for Arthur Andersen, Progressive Insurance, and Fifth Third Bank.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and marketing from Otterbein University and resides in Clintonville with her husband and two sons.