Olsson’s Karen Aspelin Honored by ITE Colorado/Wyoming Section
October 26, 2022
Colorado Springs, Colorado (October 26, 2022) – Karen Aspelin, technical leader for Olsson’s Transportation team in Colorado, was named Transportation Professional of the Year for the Colorado/Wyoming Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). Aspelin received the award during the organization’s recent luncheon.
The Transportation Professional of the Year Award recognizes notable professionalism and achievements by a section member during the previous calendar year. Winners are selected for leadership or activities on a specific project, technical leadership provided to an organization, research or published thought leadership, service to ITE or a local section or volunteer service that promotes transportation engineering.
Aspelin joined Olsson’s Colorado Transportation team in October 2021 and works out of the firm’s newly opened office in Colorado Springs. Olsson is a nationally recognized engineering and design firm.
“Karen is passionate about designing ways to keep people on the go as efficiently as possible,” said Sarah Foster, former Western region leader at Olsson who now oversees the firm's Water practice. “I think it’s wonderful that an organization like the ITE recognized Karen’s talent, hard work, and passion for transportation engineering. Our firm and our clients are fortunate that we benefit from Karen’s skills every single day.”
Aspelin represents the Mountain District on the ITE International Board of Direction and serves as vice chair for ITE’s K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) committee. She formerly served as president of ITE’s New Mexico Section and Western District.
She has more than 25 years of experience in transportation engineering and has served as the lead traffic engineer and project manager for a wide variety of projects in Colorado and throughout the Southwest. Aspelin holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University.
Olsson is a nationally recognized engineering firm made up of people who craft expert solutions and designs that improve communities. The firm offers design and consulting services in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental and technology. For more information, go to www.olsson.com.