Karen Crummy’s more than two decades of communications, legal and journalism experience provide an invaluable asset to navigating public policy and regulatory issues, data-driven campaign messaging, reputation management, government investigations, media relations and crisis communications, social media strategy, and educational and persuasive content development.
Her ability to spot and write compelling stories of various lengths – even 240 characters – and in different styles and voices helps disseminate key messages to targeted audiences across multiple platforms, including social media, traditional material, white papers, press materials, opposition research and legislative and legal analysis.
Karen has interviewed U.S. Presidents (one burped in her face while drinking a Diet Coke, and no, she won’t tell you who) and traveled on planes, trains, buses and pickup trucks covering numerous presidential and vice-presidential contenders, state and federal office seekers and voters across the country, including one trying to pet Iowa’s Butter Cow.Her award-winning work as in investigative reporter at The Denver Post as been cited as the reason for the withdraw of a U.S. Attorney candidate, and the defeat of the leading gubernatorial candidate who allegedly plagiarized from a Colorado Supreme Court Justice. Her data obsession also led her on a 100-hours-long journey to reveal that one political party outspent the other by a margin of 150 to 1 in an election year that had severe political repercussions.
Karen has moderated gubernatorial and U.S. Senate debates and been interviewed by Fox, CNN, C-SPAN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The L.A. Times, and other national and local newspapers and radio.
A native of NORTHERN New Jersey, Karen knows every exit off every highway that leads to the house she grew up in (but doesn’t think it’s funny when you ask her), uses phrases like “down the shore” and desperately misses 3 a.m. diner runs, hoagies, Devil Dogs, real bagels and gas stations that only offer full service.
Karen received her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Colorado and her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law. However, her most valuable learning experiences came from middle school. Navigating the treacherous waters of seventh-grade as a teenage girl was the ideal foundation for managing politics, business and the media.
Her guiding life principle is that when all else fails, pull the goalie.No matter how time is left on the clock.