Karen Dumas is a communications professional/media personality/public speaker committed to excellence, entrepreneurship and equality. She is host of The Pulse, a radio talk show heard Monday-Friday from 4-7 PM (EST) on 910AM, and is a columnist for The Hub. Dumas formerly served 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 Board of Directors for the Detroit Zoological Society, as well as on their Communications & Marketing Committee; The Leadership Committee for Detroit PAL (Police Athletic League), and as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for BLAC Magazine. Previously, she has served on the Communications Committee for the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, The Board of Directors for SPHINX, the PR committee for the NCAA Final Four/Detroit, and as Board Chair for the Arts League of Michigan, 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. A frequent event moderator and Mistress of Ceremonies, 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 FOX2, the Detroit Free Press, and the Detroit News.