Karen Cummings has joined Carlson Software Inc. as director of Marketing and Public Relations. This position was recently created due to the more than 30 percent annual growth of Carlson Software over the past three years.

Cummings brings to Carlson more than 20 years of experience in writing, marketing, and public relations, most recently serving as the associate director of Media Relations for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Mass. As part of her role at Dana-Farber, Cummings was responsible for the advertising and publicity for its charitable arm, the Jimmy Fund, an official charity of the Boston Red Sox and the most well known and popular charity in New England. This included planning, executing, and overseeing the publicity efforts for the more than 300 events that benefit the Jimmy Fund annually. In 2006, the Jimmy Fund raised more than $55 million for Dana-Farber.

Carlson Software Inc. is based in Maysville, Ky., with branch offices in Boston, Mass., Atlanta, Ga., and Queensland, Australia. Founded in 1983, Carlson Software is a leading independent provider of office and field software for land development markets, including land surveying, civil engineering, mining, construction, accident reconstruction, and machine control.

Cummings will divide her time between the Maysville, Ky., and Boston (Watertown), Mass., offices of Carlson Software. For more information about Carlson Software and its wide variety of software products, visitwww.carlsonsw.com.