Governor Laura Kelly appointed Kimberly Kramer to the State Board of Technical Professions.

“The State Board of Technical Professions does very important work. Kansans deserve to know that their homes, offices, roads and bridges are safe to use,” Kelly said. “Kimberly has an impressive background in civil, structural and architectural engineering, and I know she will work hard to make sure that only qualified individuals are registered to practice in engineering-related fields.”

Kimberly Kramer, Manhattan, currently works as a professor of architectural engineering and construction science at Kansas State University. She also owns KDK Structural Engineers, which does structural engineering for commercial buildings. Previously, she worked as a specialty formwork engineer for Contractors Engineers. Kramer received a Master of Engineering in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from Kansas State University. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in civil engineering from Kansas State University.

The board provides maximum protection of the health, safety and welfare of all Kansans by registering and licensing engineers, architects, surveyors and landscape architects. This ensures that only qualified persons practice engineering, architecture, land surveying, landscape architecture and geology in Kansas.

The governor appoints all 13 members of the State Board of Technical Professions. Her appointments are not subject to Senate confirmation.