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Pat Hawley, Eric Sturm Promoted to Assistant Division Directors

by Jessica Pairrett 22. August 2017 10:14

R.A. Smith National’s Transportation and Survey Divisions Gain Experienced Leaders

Pat Hawley

Two of R.A. Smith National’s longtime staff members have received promotions to assist in leading their divisions. Pat Hawley is now the assistant division director of transportation services. Eric Sturm is now the assistant division director of survey services.

Pat Hawley has been employed with R.A. Smith National’s transportation division since 2003, where he leads the traffic group and is a senior traffic project manager. Hawley holds more than 25 years of transportation experience. He specializes in traffic planning, access management, site circulation, traffic impact and parking studies, and roundabouts. Hawley’s most recent project was developing and implementing the transportation plan for the US Open at Erin Hills. 

Hawley is a professional engineer licensed in Wisconsin and Illinois and a professional traffic operations engineer. Additionally, Hawley is a certified Wisconsin Department of Transportation roundabout designer. He holds a master’s degree in civil engineering (transportation focused) from Texas A&M University and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Marquette University.

Eric Sturm

Eric Sturm has been employed with R.A. Smith National’s survey division since 1995, where he most recently served as project manager. He holds more than 28 years of experience in a wide range of land development survey projects, including residential, commercial and industrial, and roadways.

Sturm is a professional land surveyor in Wisconsin and Illinois. He holds an associate degree from Northeast Wisconsin Technical Institute.

R.A. Smith National Announces Leadership Change Effective January 1, 2018

by Jessica Pairrett 7. August 2017 11:17

Richard A. Smith to become CEO, son Richard A. Smith, Jr.
to assume role of firm president

Rick Smith


R.A. Smith National is pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2018, Richard (Ricky) A. Smith, Jr., P.E., will assume the role of president at R.A. Smith National. He will succeed current president Richard A. Smith, M.S., P.E.

Ricky has over 15 years of experience at R.A. Smith National, which includes serving as director of the Land Development Services division overseeing operations in Brookfield, WI, Irvine, CA, and Naperville, IL. Ricky is a graduate of Northwestern University with a B.S. in civil engineering and economics.

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

Ricky Smith

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.

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