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Mary Karlsson, PTP, PE

Senior Planning Engineer
Mary Karlsson

Isthmus Team Member Since: 2021

Professional Registration:
Civil Engineer, MN #45041
Certified Professional Transportation Planner (PTP)

M.S. &  B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Areas of Specialty:
Project Management, Quality Management, Grant Writing, Policy Development & Implementation, Funding & Programming, Project Development & Implementation, Engagement

As a leader in modernizing Minnesota’s multimodal transportation system, Mary brings expertise in project development, quality management, and project management. Through her work in government and consulting, she is known for her ability to design and deliver inclusive planning and project development processes yielding practical, actionable results. Adept at financial and funding strategy development and implementation, Mary partners with clients to deliver maximum benefit within their financial constraints. She helps her clients synthesize data, communicate desired goals, and identify tactics for achieving effective outcomes. Mary has led statewide decision-making and prioritization processes for MnDOT. While in her previous work as a consultant, Mary offered mentorship, guidance, and training to MnDOT Project Managers statewide.

Mary enjoys meeting new people and exploring new places. While she has traveled and lived elsewhere, Mary and her family are grateful to call Minnesota home.