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Theran Stautz Joins R.A. Smith National as Ecologist, Project Manager

by Jessica Pairrett 20. January 2015 08:03

Theran Stautz has joined R.A. Smith National – a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm – in Madison, Wis., as an ecologist and project manager.

Stautz is one of only nine 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 experience in vegetation surveys and inventories, wetland mitigation monitoring, native habitat restoration, invasive species management and prescribed burn activities. He 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 in forest science and recreational resources management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He currently resides in Madison, Wis.


Jeff Nance Joins R.A. Smith National as Development Director

by Jessica Pairrett 6. January 2015 07:32

Jeff Nance has joined R.A. Smith National – a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm – in Naperville, Ill., as development director in the land development services division.

Nance has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate and project development on more than 250 projects for clients that include The Home Depot, Target, United States Postal Service, Cineplex Odeon Theaters and others. He specializes in project development, due diligence, site acquisition, and zoning entitlement services.

Prior to joining R.A. Smith National, he was employed with Sure-Site Consulting Group, LLC in Chicago. Nance is a licensed architect in the state of Illinois. He has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Mississippi State University.

With the addition of Nance, R.A. Smith National’s nationwide development services expand as part of the company’s plans for strategic growth. The Naperville office opened on October 1, 2014, to support the company’s plans for expanded development services. Development services include pre-development consulting, entitlement services and national program management, and are offered to clients nationwide, with a focus on national retail, health care and residential.


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