Karen Smith, Contributor

Karen Smith is Verizon Wireless’ public relations manager for the Great Plains Region encompassing Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. She writes about how wireless devices and Verizon’s expanding 4G LTE network benefit consumers’ lives and about Verizon’s community outreach efforts. Karen is a native Iowan (and Hawkeye). She is based in Plymouth, Minn. Her professional career includes stints at several Universities  promoting women’s athletics and as marketing communications manager at Verizon prior to her current position.