Karen Dumas is a communications professional/media personality/public speaker committed to excellence, entrepreneurship and equality. She is also the former Chief of Communications & External Affairs for Mayor Dave Bing and the City of Detroit.
Dumas attracted readers, listeners and viewers and garnered respect as a trusted and fair radio & television personality and columnist. Frequently referred to as “honest and engaging,” HOUR Detroit recognized her radio show as the “the more intelligent choice” for listeners. As founder of her own PR firm, Images & Ideas, Inc., she earned a reputation as a communications specialist known for performance and perfection.
She serves on the Communication Committee for the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, the Arts League of Michigan, and the Editorial Advisory Board for BLAC Magazine, and previously on the PR committee for the NCAA Final Four/Detroit, among many others. The City of Detroit, State of Michigan, Real Times Media, and several Who’s Who entities have recognized her achievements.
She is a frequent guest speaker at schools, churches and professional organizations seeking insight into performance based practices, the tools for success, living and treating others with fairness, women’s challenges in the workplace, and balancing professional and personal roles. Her professional but entertaining demeanor enhances any event or organized gathering; her presentations are informative and inspirational for all. She is also a regular guest contributor for the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News.
Dumas graduated from East Catholic High School, and Michigan State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree. She is also the published author of, “In Other Words: A Collection of Thoughts & Columns.”