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Christopher Noble Joins R.A. Smith National as Controller

by Lindsie Nelson 4. December 2013 09:48

R.A. Smith National – a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm – has added Christopher Noble, CPA to the firm’s management team as controller. Noble will manage the company’s finance/accounting department.

Noble is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has 20 years of accounting experience. Prior to joining R.A. Smith National, Noble was the manager of financial analysis at Veolia Environmental Services. During his seven years at Veolia, he was responsible for financial reporting, budget preparation, acquisition analysis and management of accounting staff. His background further includes working as a financial analyst and accountant at companies that include The Mark Travel Corporation, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Johnson Controls, Inc.  

Noble has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Marquette University. He currently resides in Wauwatosa, Wis. 

R.A. Smith National’s Paul McIlheran Named a Certified Professional in Stormwater Quality

by Lindsie Nelson 19. November 2013 03:46

Paul McIlheran, P.E., senior project engineer and associate at R.A. Smith National – a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm – has been named a certified professional in stormwater quality (CPSWQ).

The CPSWQ certification is granted to those who have the educational training, demonstrated expertise and experience in computing, analyzing and evaluating stormwater quality. This certification provides evidence of qualifications in stormwater management principles and methods. Applicants must pass a one-day examination covering hydrology, environmental indicators, impact of urbanization and federal and state laws and regulations. 

McIlheran has 18 years of civil engineering experience in commercial, health care and residential development, and specializes in stormwater management planning and design and has extensive experience with low impact development techniques including infiltration and bioretention. He is responsible for leading design teams on large-scale projects, such as the design of multiple commercial and residential sites at the 1500-acre Pabst Farms development in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, as well as the 70-acre Aurora Medical Center development in Grafton, Wisconsin.

McIlheran has a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from Marquette University. 

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