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Kris Purrier

President, Principal

As President and a Principal of HWA, Kris Purrier is responsible for HWA’s overall strategic operations with a focus on revenue generation, strategic growth, corporate brand and communication.  She drives company efficiency, engagement, and culture with a focus on cultivating strong relationships internally and externally.


Prior to joining HWA, Purrier worked at CDK Global.  At CDK, Kris helped to build upon current product offerings as well as develop new revenue streams with large OEM manufacturers.  During her time at CDK, she worked with cross-functional teams to increase repeatable and scalable programs and revenue from 7M to 250M within four years as well as building out new teams and products along the way.


Ms. Purrier currently serves on the Board of Directors for HWA and is one of the three women at HWA that hold the majority of ownership making HWA a women-owned business.  HWA is one of the very few women owned geotechnical engineering firms in Washington State complete with their very own accredited Materials Testing Lab.


Specialty Focus:

  • Strategic Operations

  • Partnership focus



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