Karen FriesePE

Board Director, Texas Water & Municipal Leader

Karen Friese is a member of Lochner’s board of directors and serves as the Texas Water and Municipal Leader. She served as President and CEO of K Friese + Associates, Inc. (KFA) prior to the firm joining Lochner’s family of companies in 2023. Karen successfully grew KFA from a home-based business to a firm serving public sector clients across Texas.  

She is an active member of the community, participating in professional, civic, and non-profit organizations. Karen was Chair of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Texas, Chair of the ACEC National Small Firms Council, and a founding member of the ACEC Women in Leadership Group. She received her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois.