Staff Directory

Karla Bruno

Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations
Karla Blackwell


Karla Kraynak Bruno is a former English teacher and librarian, with over 20 years as an educator and researcher to her credit.  A published author of historical fiction (Mischiefs and Miseries: a novel of Jamestown 1607) and frequent guest columnist for two regional Virginia newspapers, Ms. Bruno esteems strong verbs, well-chosen points, logical argumentation and the people who use them.

Ms. Bruno holds a B.A. in English and an M.A.Ed in Secondary English Education from The College of William and Mary, as well as a Master’s in Library and Information Science from The Catholic University of America.  A life-long lover of liberty and conservative values, she has written grants, reports, newsletter articles, and other fundraising materials in support of several conservative organizations. Her son Evan is a LT(jg) serving in the U.S. Navy. In her copious free time, she is active in higher education reform and presidential politics.

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