Karl is the Manager of Emerging Technologies & Electric Vehicles at Austin Energy, the 8th largest municipally-owned electric utility in the nation. He is also a Department of Energy Principal Investigator for two leading initiatives in energy and transportation. Earlier roles at the utility include interim Chief Information Officer and Division Manager of the Program Management Office. Prior to Austin Energy, Karl was an Outsourcing Executive with Hewlett-Packard Services, a Director with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, and a Captain in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Karl graduated from The University of Texas McCombs School of Business.