Chair of the Board / Principal Advisor
Chair of the Board /
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. His firm, MSA Consulting, Inc., has completed over 2,400 projects in Southern California over the past 42 years. After 21 years of service as President of the firm, Mr. Smith has transitioned to Principal Advisor and Chair of the Board, focusing on strategic planning, business development, client relations and growth opportunities for the firm.