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R.A. Smith National’s Theran Stautz Attains Professional Wetland Scientist Certification

by Jessica Pairrett 26. June 2015 02:56

Theran Stautz, ecologist and project manager, of R.A. Smith National — a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm — headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., has obtained his professional wetland scientist certification. He provides wetland ecology services out of R.A. Smith National’s Madison office.

Stautz is one of only 10 assured wetland delineators with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. He has more than 10 years of wetland and forest resource experience in the Great Lakes and Southeast regions of the United States. Additionally, Stautz has worked with local, state and federal clients, including the U.S. Forest Service and Department of Defense. Stautz holds a bachelor’s degree in natural resources, majoring in forest science and recreational resources management, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a member of the Society of Wetland Scientists.

Severson Completes ACEC WI Future Leaders Institute

by Jessica Pairrett 18. June 2015 08:45

Congratulations to Brad Severson, P.E., transportation project manager in R.A. Smith National’s Appleton office! Severson recently completed the Future Leaders Institute leadership and career development series offered by the American Council of Engineering Companies-Wisconsin chapter

The ACEC Future Leaders Institute is a program focused on developing professionals and preparing individuals to be successful in future project management and principal positions. Concentrating on the non-technical aspects of engineering, the Institute promotes relationship building,
goal setting and action planning. A wide array of design professionals in Wisconsin can participate in the program, including those with engineering, architectural, historical,
planning and surveyor backgrounds. Learn more about the Future Leaders Institute.

“Leading up to the start of the program, past attendees felt I would really enjoy the program and explained how much they benefited from attending the Future Leaders Institute,” said Severson. “The program far exceeded those lofty expectations.  There are numerous aspects from each session that I will be able to apply daily to improve both my personal and professional life.”

ACEC WI honored all participants during a graduation ceremony for the Class of 2015. The ceremony took place during the organization’s annual meeting on May 21, 2015, at Discovery World in Milwaukee. 

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