SAM, Inc. is pleased to announce that Patrick A. Smith, RPLS, has joined the firm as part of our Senior Management Team in the Austin office. Pat has been a Registered Professional Land Surveyor since 1984 and has more than 35 years of experience in the surveying profession. He brings to the firm extensive knowledge of a wide range of surveying practices, including boundary surveys, land development surveys, engineering design surveys, route and right-of-way surveys, topographical surveys, photogrammetry and high-definition scanning.
Pat was the owner and president of Interstate Surveying, Inc. for 17 years. His career includes experience with several large surveying operations, such as Geogram Corporation, Turner, Collie & Braden, Espey, Huston & Associates, VanSickle, Mickelson & Klein, and most recently with Stanley Consultants, Inc., where he was Land Development Manager in Austin, the company-wide Technical Chief of Survey.
Pat is also very active with affairs related to industry leadership and stewardship. He has been a member of the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors (TSPS) since 1984, having served in all its officer positions, including as TSPS President in 2000, and currently as Chair of the TSPS Governmental Affairs Committee. He is an active member of the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), currently serving as Chair of the Board of Governors and representative on the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) Joint Governmental Affairs Committee.
Pat’s extensive industry knowledge and leadership experience make him an ideal addition to our team of leading surveying professionals. He will take a prominent role in expanding and developing new opportunities for the firm across a range of markets. We are excited to have Pat onboard and look forward to his contributions to our firm.