Karen Dumas is a communications professional/media contributor/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. As founder of her own PR firm, Images & Ideas, Inc., she earned and maintains a reputation as a communications strategist known for performance and perfection.

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. She returns to talk- radio as host of “The Pulse” on 910AM Superstation.

She serves on the Board of Directors as well as the Marketing & Communications Committee for the Detroit Zoological Society; the Editorial Advisory Board for BLAC Magazine; Leadership Committee for PAL; the Advisory Committee for Affirmations’ LEAD Institute; served previously on the PR Committee for the NCAA Final Four/Detroit, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy Communications Committee and as Chair of the Board of the Arts League of Michigan, among 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.

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.”

For more information, visit www.KarenDumas.com and www.imagesandideasinc.com