Summit Street Group hires John Karner and Nora Johnson

17 June 2024 1 min. read
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Summit Street Group, a Denver-based infrastructure sector consulting firm, has hired John Karner as a principal and Nora Johnson as an associate and senior economics analyst.

The new hires will bring the boutique firm’s headcount to six professionals and will expand its expertise in finance and economic market analysis.

Karner brings nearly two decades of experience in finance and public policy. He most recently served as director of finance for the City of Greeley, overseeing financial operations and a $400-million budget. Before that, he was a portfolio manager at engineering consultancy Jacobs, director of strategic initiatives at Denver International Airport, and a financial specialist at the City and County of Denver.

Karner began his career as a management consultant at Accenture.

He has a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Lake Forest College.

Summit Street Group hires John Karner and Nora Johnson

Johnson has over a decade of experience in economic and market analysis, with a focus on research and data analysis. She was previously an account strategist at Marketing Design Group and an independent market analyst contractor.

Johnson has a master’s degree in global finance, trade, and economic integration from the University of Denver and a bachelor’s degree in marketing and hotel, restaurant, and tourism management from the same institution.

"We are thrilled to partner with these emerging leaders. Summit Street Group is expanding our platform of services to better serve our clients across all industries," said Patrick O'Keefe, CEO of Summit Street.

Summit Street works with public and private sector clients on infrastructure and built environment projects in Colorado and across North America. The firm provides services in strategic direction, planning and process; market research and analysis; government affairs; stakeholder engagement; communications planning; and alternative financial and procurement solutions.