14. February 2017 09:45
R.A. Smith National now has two of 16 total assured wetland delineators recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Tina Myers, ecologist and project manager at R.A. Smith National, is now recognized as an assured wetland delineator with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR). Myers and Theran Stautz, also an ecologist and project manager at R.A. Smith National, are two of only 16 assured wetland delineators in Wisconsin to attain this certification.
Myers is a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) with the Society of Wetland Scientists. She has more than 18 years of extensive experience in multidisciplinary ecological work, including wetland determinations and delineations; vegetation surveys including rare species surveys, plant community mapping and assessments; wetland functional assessments; environmental corridor mapping; wetland and waterway permit applications; and habitat restoration. Myers has worked with a wide variety of clients for commercial, governmental, industrial and municipal projects, as well as for private landowners.
Wetland Delineation Professional Assurance Program
The goal of the WDNR program is to protect the state’s wetlands and provide a high level of certainty about wetland boundaries during the project planning process. This also reduces time the state would need to spend reviewing wetland boundaries because these assured professionals meet established criteria set by the WDNR.
7. February 2017 11:30
R.A. Smith National Promotes Senior Project Manager to Leadership Position
David Cleary received a promotion from senior project manager to assistant director of land development services at R.A. Smith National.
Cleary has been employed with R.A. Smith National’s land development services group as a senior project manager since 2014, but has been with the firm a total of 14 years. A few of his current and recent projects include regional mall redevelopments in Colorado and New Jersey, Sendik’s Food Markets, Portillo’s restaurants in multiple states, and the Westlawn Gardens public housing campus redevelopments.
Cleary has more than 24 years of civil engineering experience in pre-development and design services associated with private, public and federal facilities. He is skilled at developing project-specific approaches and specialized architectural/engineering design teams for his clients, and provides site engineering oversight during pre-design, design and construction project phases.
Cleary is a professional engineer licensed in Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota and Michigan. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.