Karen is a skilled leader who ably guides AKRF’s remarkable, nearly 40-year-old legacy of work that has shaped some of the country’s most consequential development and infrastructure initiatives.
Karen is an inspiring President and CEO who actively promotes the firm’s values of excellence, collaboration, innovation, responsiveness, and strategic thinking. Previously as director of the Engineering Department, Karen led major New York City initiatives to bring coastal resiliency and sustainable infrastructure to local communities. Putting her dedication and skills to work, Karen has led AKRF in much of its infrastructure planning and design work, which includes such projects as East Side Coastal Resiliency, New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s Green Infrastructure Program, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Governors Island, and the Cornell Tech Applied Sciences Campus.
Karen has received several prestigious awards and honors in recent years, including the 2021 PWC New York Salute to Women Achievement Award, 2020 City and State Pride Power 100, 2020 Coro New York Leadership Award, 2020 New York Business Journal Women in Real Estate, and 2019 City & State New York Women Above and Beyond Award.