Meet Gei's

Karen T. Ford, P.E.

Senior Engineer

Karen is a senior engineer with over 36 years of experience in governmental projects. She specializes in numerical modeling, hydraulics, hydrology, downstream consequences, risk assessments, nuclear licensing site drainage assessments, and river and reservoir operations.  She has served as the technical lead for a wide range of projects related to water resources, hydraulic analysis, surface water modeling, dam safety, with emphasis in assessing flooding impacts.

Karen’s most recent position was with Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), she served as a Senior Program Manager and Senior Specialist responsible for dam safety policy and program management for the Dam Safety Governance and Oversight group.

Karen holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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Knoxville, Tennessee


  • Licensed Professional Engineer: TN
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers – Member
  • Association of State Dam Safety Officials – Member