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Nathan Vaughn of R.A. Smith National Selected Wisconsin’s Young Surveyor of the Year

by Jessica Pairrett 23. February 2016 11:44

Nathan Vaughn

Nathan Vaughn of R.A. Smith National — a nationwide, multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm — headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., has been awarded Young Surveyor of the Year by the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors (WSLS). The award was presented during the WSLS Annual Surveyors’ Institute on January 28, 2016.

The WSLS Young Surveyor of the Year award is presented annually to recognize the achievements of an outstanding land survey professional. Individuals who are named to receive this award are nominated by their peers due to their dedication of furthering the surveying profession. Vaughn has well-represented this profession with his advanced technical expertise, strong leadership and project management skills throughout his career. 

Vaughn has more than 12 years of experience and is currently a survey transportation manager within R.A. Smith National’s survey division. He is also a survey data coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. In August 2015, Vaughn was appointed to a three-year term on the Wisconsin Land Information Council to represent WSLS. The council advises the Wisconsin Department of Administration on the administration of the Wisconsin Land Information Program

Vaughn holds a bachelor’s degree in geography with a minor in environmental studies from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater and is a professional land surveyor.

R.A. Smith National & M Squared Engineering Partner in WisDOT DBE Mentor/Protégé Program

by Jessica Pairrett 15. February 2016 09:17

Stephan Hoffmann and Minal Hahm

Stephan Hoffman, director of transportation at R.A. Smith National, and Minal Hahm, owner and president of M Squared Engineering, attended the WisDOT 30th Annual Golden Shovel Awards and DBE Workshops on February 11, 2016. The two firms were among those recognized during the inauguration of the 2015 Mentor/Protégé Pairs for Professional Services.

R.A. Smith National will mentor M Squared for a period of three years, providing technical and professional development opportunities and specialized training. We understand mentoring is a business-to-business relationship that allows firms to share their expertise and resources to create a stronger economy with a more competitive business environment.

In cooperation with WisDOT’s Office of Business Opportunity and Equity Compliance (OBOEC) and DBE Support Services (DBESS) offices, R.A. Smith National is one of six prime professional services firms to take on the mentor role and work directly with a DBE professional services firm under this program.

R.A. Smith National proudly supports WisDOT’s DBE Mentor/Protégé Program for Professional Service Firms.

For more information, visit WisDOT's DBE Mentor/Protégé Program online. 

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