Karin Korb

Karin Korb

Birmingham, AL

Learn more about Karin with her recent interview!

Karin Korb is Lakeshore Foundation’s Policy and Public Affairs Coordinator. Ms. Korb holds an undergraduate degree in Public Administration from Kean University and a Masters of Sports Management from Georgia State University. She is deeply passionate about inclusion of persons with disability at every level of  life. Korb is also a two-time Paralympian and has served on the coveted USOC/USP Athletes Advisory Council for the past eight years representing seven sports.

She is a certified life coach with the International Coaches Federation and offers a highly diverse level of experience having worked with local, national and international clients of varying organizations to create ongoing opportunities for sports integration. Most recently, her efforts in sports diplomacy with the US State Department have taken her to Trinidad and Tobago, Germany, Colombia, Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania.

She serves on multiple boards including the Alabama FBI Citizens Academy, a Friend of Mind, Baseline Tennis, the Alabama Disability Advocacy Program, the Is-Able Organization’s Advisory Board,  the International Tennis Federation Player’s Council and is currently Chair of the Alabama Obesity Task Force’s Advocacy Committee. She has worked on behalf of the International Tennis Federation’s Global Development Initiative, 1Team Global Action, NBC Universal Sports, both the United Nations International Sport and Social Impact Summit and Women’s Initiatives and most recently Champions for America’s Future. She was awarded the 2018 Athletes in Excellence award by the Foundation for Global Sport Development which recognizes elite-level athletes who have dedicated themselves to bettering their local or global communities through mentorship, service, and volunteerism.

Her career in both advocacy and policy has spanned over two decades, and she always has her eyes on the pulse of humanity and how she can best collaborate, convene and represent the intentional actions of inclusivity.

“I am deeply passionate about the inclusion of people with disabilities and all of our powerful intersections in all spaces. As we are building our neighborhoods and surrounding communities, it is critical to include the perspectives of those who have been historically marginalized. Since every person experiences a built environment in different ways, we must include those who experience these spaces differently so we can intentionally design and build our communities more inclusively, so that all are made to feel safe and welcome!” – Karin Korb