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For Immediate Release, 2 November 2010
For More Information, Contact:
Karen Wiesneski

R.A. Smith National Promotes Richard Smith, Jr. to Director of Land Development Services

BROOKFIELD, WIS.  – R.A.Smith National – a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm – Brookfield, Wis., has promoted Richard (Ricky) A. Smith, Jr. to director of land development services. In his new position Smith oversees a staff of 21 engineers and technicians that provide sitework engineering services for the private development sector.

Smith joined R.A. Smith National in 1996 and worked in the survey, construction services, and IT divisions while attending Northwestern University. He joined the firm full time in 2002 as a civil engineer. Prior to his promotion, he was serving as a project manager in the land development services division.

Smith has more than eight years of civil engineering experience. His expertise includes site feasibility studies and the sitework design of lifestyle centers and regional shopping mall developments with construction costs up to $250 million for local and national developers. Smith’s responsibilities have included project management, site due diligence, subconsultant coordination and the design of storm sewer, sanitary sewer, water main, paving and grading plans.

Smith obtained a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and economics from Northwestern University.

He is a resident of Milwaukee.

About R.A. Smith National, Inc.

R.A. Smith National, Inc. is a leading consulting engineering firm, providing multi-disciplinary services to government and the land development industry. Our comprehensive services include civil engineering, surveying, construction services, ecological services, landscape architecture, irrigation design, water resource engineering, geographic information systems (GIS), visualization and 3D laser scanning. Our corporate headquarters are located in Brookfield (Milwaukee), Wis. with additional offices in Appleton, Wis.; Orange County (Los Angeles), Calif. and Tarentum (Pittsburgh), Pa.

Established in 1978 as R.A. Smith & Associates, Inc., the firm acquired National Survey & Engineering in 1994. National Survey & Engineering, founded in 1929, operated as a division of R.A. Smith & Associates, Inc. until the R.A.Smith National brand was created in March 2008.

R.A. Smith National’s mission is to deliver excellence, vision, and responsive service to our clients. The company is driven by core values that include accountability, client satisfaction, innovation, positive work environment, ethics and integrity, and community and professional involvement.

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