Kara Weishaar is the Director of Association Management and Government Affairs Consultant at Smith Anderson where she serves as Executive Director for the North Carolina Society of Anesthesiologists and the North Carolina Travel and Tourism Coalition. In this role, Kara manages the two associations by coordinating membership, planning annual meetings/conferences and advocating on behalf of their interests with officials at the legislative and executive branches.
Prior to working at Smith Anderson, Kara spent nine years in Washington, D.C., most recently serving as aide to Senator Richard Burr working on policy issues related to energy, environment and transportation. Kara also worked for the U.S. Senate Committee of Energy and Natural Resources, where she worked on the passage of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.
UNC-Chapel Hill, majored in journalism, with a concentration in public relations, 2003