DALLAS — Nate Smith has been named director of the Aviation Technical Excellence Center at WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional service consultancy.
Smith will manage the firm’s operations and resources for aviation projects, provide technical expertise on key projects, and support growth of the firm’s aviation practice by building strong industry partnerships, developing and hiring top talent, and assembling project teams that bring experience and best practices to clients.
“Nate has worked directly for airports and airlines, and has also served a consultant to them. This means he understand the needs of our aviation clients, and what’s important to them in project delivery,” said Tina Millan, senior vice president and national market leader for aviation at WSP USA.
Smith, who joined WSP in Feb. 12, 2018 is a vice president and aviation principal with the firm, with responsibility for client relations and business development. He has 20 years of experience in building, planning and designing airport infrastructure, primarily focusing on airfield, apron, terminal, and utility projects.
Prior to joining WSP, Smith was vice president in the design, code and construction department of the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Board, where he was a responsible for delivery of all construction projects, including a $2.7 billion terminal rehabilitation and improvement program. He has served as program/project manager on numerous projects at other major international airports across the U.S., including Chicago O'Hare and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta.
Smith holds a bachelor of civil engineering degree from Auburn University.
WSP USA provides a full range of planning, program management, design, and construction management services for aviation, including extensive experience in road and rail access to airports. Specialized services include strategic consulting, security system planning and design, environmental studies, access and transit studies, sustainability consulting, and financial and economic analysis. Active in in aviation for more than 70 years, the firm is currently at work on projects at airports in Los Angeles, Denver, New York, Boston, New Orleans, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta and Newark, New Jersey.
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