CP&Y Welcomes Karen Stafford-Brown as Client Services Manager in Dallas-Fort Worth
Updated: Jun 3, 2022
CP&Y, an STV Company, is pleased to welcome Karen Stafford-Brown, P.E., CFM, as Client Services Manager in the North Texas region. Karen will lead client service initiatives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for our municipal clients.
A Professional Engineer with more than 25 years of experience, Karen’s career has focused on stakeholder engagement and environmental planning and engineering in the water and wastewater industry. She served the first 18 years of her career in the public sector, developing consensus-building skill with public works, utility, and water-related agencies, first as an environmental planner at the North Central Texas Council of Governments, then as a water resource specialist at the Southwest Environmental Finance Center, where she helped water providers improve management and financial procedures. Other career highlights include serving as Engineering Services Manager at the Trinity River Authority, where she made critical decisions on large diameter pipeline and treatment plant projects and conducted business with internal and external stakeholders. Most recently, she served as a consultant, where she was a trusted policy advisor to clients and managed a variety of projects including wastewater treatment, water and wastewater pipelines, roadway, and large drainage improvements.
“Karen has a profound understanding of client service. As a former engineering services manager with two decades of service in the public sector, as well as significant experience in the consulting arena, she is uniquely positioned to truly understand our clients’ needs, and anticipate their toughest challenges,” said Shane Wade, CP&Y’s Director of Operations. “She understands what it takes to elevate the client service approach in the AEC industry and is driven by her passion for community, healthy employee and client relationships, and environmental service.”
Karen is a Texas Licensed Engineer, a Certified Floodplain Manager, and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.
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