Mr. Smith is a founding principal who established the company in 1976 and became president and sole stockholder in 1997. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering at Michigan State University and went on to obtain a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering Science at the California Institute of Technology. He has been a practicing engineer since 1974 working on a variety of civil engineering projects for both private industry and public agencies. He has been the Principal-In-Charge of the planning, design and construction support services for public improvement, infrastructure resort and housing projects throughout Southern California. Mr. Smith has a working knowledge of the area’s water, wastewater, and drainage conditions and design standards. His master planning and design services have been utilized by municipalities, utility agencies, special districts, and County and Federal governmental agencies. His firm, MSA Consulting, Inc., has completed over 2,200 projects in Southern California over the past 40 years. Mr. Smith is active with numerous professional organizations and serves on the Board of the Friends of the Desert Mountains.