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Nor-Son hires Karie Johnson

Karie Johnson joined Nor-Son on Feb. 1, bringing nearly 20 years of expertise applying technology across the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries.

In her role as chief information officer/director of IT Integration & Innovation, Johnson is responsible for developing, directing and managing Information Technology and Information Systems strategy and integration across the organization. She will focus on leading Nor-Son’s innovation efforts to continually improve the project delivery process through the application of Building Information Modeling (BIM), Virtual Design & Construction, and mobile technology to drive efficiency and provide value for clients.

Johnson serves on the board for AIA Minneapolis and 1006 Summit Avenue Society (the Governor’s Residence Council). She is also a past associate director of AIA Minnesota and the current co-chair of the AIA MN BIM Breakfast Club.

In addition, Johnson was recognized as one of “40 Under 40” for Building Design + Construction, and she has been awarded the President Citation for BIM Education and Advocacy by AIA Minneapolis.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Minnesota and Lean & Six Sigma Green Belt Training from Villanova University.

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