R.A. Smith National leadership to pass to son

By Freeman Staff

August 7, 2017

Richard A. Smith
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Richard (Ricky) A. Smith, Jr.
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BROOKFIELD R.A. Smith National announced Monday that Richard (Ricky) A. Smith, Jr., P.E., will take on the role of president at the Brookfield company, succeeding his father and current president, Richard A. Smith, M.S., P.E.

Ricky Smith will assume the role on Jan. 1. He has more than 15 years of experience at R.A. Smith National, which includes serving as director of the Land Development Services division overseeing operations in Brookfield, Irvine, California, and Naperville, Illinois. He is a graduate of Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering and economics.

Richard Smith will remain involved in the company as CEO, serving in an advisory and support role.

According to the announcement, R.A. Smith National has carefully planned this change in leadership over the last two years to ensure a smooth and seamless transition for clients, business partners and employees. The firm thanks our clients and business colleagues for their continued support as R.A. Smith National moves forward.

R.A. Smith National is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm comprising civil engineers, structural engineers, land surveyors, development managers, landscape architects and ecologists.