Kelly Johnson



Education: B.S. Architectural Engineering, Kansas State University
Licensures & Certifications: Professional Engineer licensure (Emeritus Status); LEED AP; Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP)
Professional Experience: 20+ years – Commissioning, owner representation, project management, engineering design

Career Summary

Kelly Johnson, PE (Emeritus) serves as Director of Commissioning for Optimized Systems. Kelly graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Architectural Engineering and went on to obtain her Professional Engineer (PE) license. Prior to joining Optimized Systems in 2014, Kelly served in a project management role for the facility management and planning department of a large university medical center, which also included a private healthcare provider operating multiple satellite facilities. Kelly, a LEED accredited professional, acquired extensive experience in commissioning and building automation from her work on several large and complex engineering projects during her tenure as an owner’s representative. Kelly also compiled nine years of experience in design engineering and construction administration for two private consulting engineering firms where she worked on projects of various sizes and complexity.


Kelly was a long-time community Girl Scout leader and has been an occasional guest speaker for community out-reach for Girls in Engineering. She is also a former member of the University of Nebraska Medical Center Live Green (Sustainability) Leadership Committee.  Kelly is the mother of three teens…and her car shows it.