With a master’s degree in Engineering Management, Karen has grown the concrete division within Needham DBS and has turned over many of her accounts to next generation leaders to focus efforts on business operations, business development, marketing and sales for the firm. Karen is responsible for engineering management, project management and engineering for Needham DBS. In July 2018 she was promoted to President of Needham DBS and is managing the Operations of the Kansas City office.
Karen is currently serving on the TCA Board of Directors and the ACI 551 Tilt-Up Concrete Committee. She actively participated in the High Wind Task Force that assembled a report in response to the Joplin MO EF5 tornado. This engagement enabled her to work with peers in the industry, gathering information and effectively disseminating it to others.
Case Study: Project Dylan
Tilt-Up Convention and Expo 2019 - Atlanta - September 27, 2019