Karen Jenkins has leveraged her background in TV journalism into a rewarding career as director of public relations for Creative Energy.

Working as an on-air anchor and reporter for TV stations in Johnson City, Tenn., Bristol, Va., Dayton, Ohio, and Nashville, Tenn., gave Karen the skills needed to anchor newscasts for a variety of Creative Energy clients, including General Shale, Windsor Foods and more. The stints as a working journalist also give Karen unique insight to connect to the media on behalf of her clients.

Karen remains a staunch supporter of Ohio University sports since she earned her degree there in journalism. Her free time is spent being entertained by the antics of her three boys and enjoying family time at the lake.

She volunteers for Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, an infant remembrance photography group, and Kari’s Heart Foundation, a local charity that raises money for hospitalized children, and serves on the board of CASA.