Karen Crummy brings a diverse background and two decades of communications experience to her clients. Karen specializes in strategic communications and message development.
After earning her law degree, Karen worked as a civil rights and criminal attorney before shifting her focus to journalism. As an award-winning reporter with The Boston Herald and The Denver Post, Crummy developed a reputation as one of the West’s most tenacious political and investigative journalists.
Karen’s tenure as a lawyer and reporter provides her clients with a unique perspective on both offensive and defensive strategies. She has successfully developed communication plans for a range of issues, campaigns, and crisis situations and has mastered the art of tracking opposition groups and their funding.
Prior to founding BluePrint Strategies, Karen was the Communications Director for CRED (Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development), a multi-year campaign created to educate the public about energy development. She also simultaneously directed communications for a political issue committee backed by the oil and gas industry and pro-business groups to fight anti-energy ballot measures.
In both capacities, Karen developed, executed and managed a cohesive, interactive communications infrastructure across a broad and diverse network of consultants, employees, industry, business leaders and activist groups.
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.