Karen Clark Named as Director of Business Development in Kansas City

Karen Clark Named as Director of Business Development in Kansas City

Ross & Baruzzini is pleased to announce the addition of Karen Clark as business development director in the firm’s Kansas City office.

John Desch, Chief Commercial Officer

“We’re excited to welcome Karen as our new business development director at a time of unprecedented growth. Her experience, not only in business development but in the government industry, is invaluable,” said John Desch, chief commercial officer. “We look forward to leveraging and learning from her experience and reputation, expanding our footprint and cultivating relationships with key partners and clients.”

Clark brings more than 20 years of operations, analysis and business development experience to the Kansas City team. Working closely with Ross & Baruzzini leadership, Clark is responsible for developing strategies to grow business in the higher education and research, healthcare, government and utilities markets.

Before joining Ross & Baruzzini, Clark graduated from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York with a degree in management and systems engineering. Upon graduation, she was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army where she served for 12 years in various transportation and military intelligence positions. After her time in uniform, Clark continued to support the Army as a contracted military analyst on Fort Leavenworth for eight years. She holds a master’s degree in adult education and a graduate certificate in conflict resolution from Kansas State University.

Clark joins Ross & Baruzzini as it adds to its roster of clients in the Kansas City area including University of Missouri – Kansas City, Kansas State University, University of Kansas, MRIGlobal and Kansas Army National Guard. The firm currently has more than 400 employees and executes projects in more than 30 countries. It operates from headquarters in St. Louis with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Kansas City, Miami, New Haven, New York, Seattle and Mexico City.

Since opening in 2017, the Kansas City office has grown its team from two to twelve designers and professional engineers with 144 years combined experience.

About Ross & Baruzzini, Inc.

Founded in St. Louis in 1953, Ross & Baruzzini is an international engineering consulting and design firm continually ranked among the top companies in the nation. It provides advanced solutions in the healthcare, government, higher education, transportation and mission-critical sectors. Earlier in 2019, the firm was cited as a “best place to work” by the St. Louis Business Journal. It is also a recurring Zweig Hot List company for fastest growing design firms in the U.S. 

For more information, visit http://www.rossbar.com.    

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