Industrial Engineering – 1974
Karen S. Hogg was born in Bay City, Texas, and grew up in Odessa, Texas. She was recognized as Outstanding Texas Tech Engineering Student for 1972 to 1974, and graduated with honors in 1974, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. She received her MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1982, where she was the first recipient of the Hiram W. Neuwoehner, Jr., Prize for the outstanding MBA graduate.
After graduating from Texas Tech, Ms. Hogg began employment with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, first working in Houston and then in St. Louis. Her areas of responsibility included data processing operations, installation and maintenance, and outside plant facilities. In 1983, Ms. Hogg joined AT&T International Advisory Services, relocated to New Jersey, and assumed responsibility for AT&T’s consulting activity in the United Kingdom, Greece, the Republic of Ireland and Canada. She managed the development of customer service systems, design of network control centers and the training of engineers in economic analysis for the foreign telecommunications companies.
In 1986, Ms. Hogg joined one of the oldest, largest and most strongly capitalized firms in the securities industry, Goldman Sachs in New York City. As Vice President of Information Technology, she is responsible for the operation of the global telecommunications network for this leading international investment firm. The company network provides complex services to 11 domestic regional offices and offices in 17 foreign countries.
From 1980 to 1986, Ms. Hogg, a licensed professional engineer, served on the Texas Tech Industrial Engineering Advisory Board. In April 1993, she was inducted into the Texas Tech Academy of Industrial Engineers. She is a strong supporter of her alma maters, a member of the Texas Tech Ex–Students Century Club and a Fellow of the Washington University Century Club.
Some might say that Ms. Hogg only has lived up to her potential and the high expectations she has set for herself since childhood. She was valedictorian of Odessa High School. At Tech, she was a student senator, a member of Mortar Board, and President of Alpha Pi Mu, the industrial engineering honorary. She became the first woman elected to the Tech chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honorary. In addition, she received the Texas Tech Dads Association Scholarship–Citizenship Award for the College of Engineering and a Life Pass Award for her work with the University Center Program Council. Ms. Hogg also was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma business honorary, Kappa Mu Epsilon mathematics honorary and Phi Kappa Phi academic honorary. She received the Gardner Scholarship, awarded nationally from the Institute of Industrial Engineers, and the south Plains Cotton Growers Scholarship.
Karen Hogg is a high performer but in more ways than one. She sings, dances and acts. Most recently, she appeared in Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians, her tenth production in 2 years. Ms. Hogg and her husband, Wesley R. Tucker (BBA, ’71) reside in Maplewood, New Jersey.
We are deeply honored to assign Karen S. Hogg the designation DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER.