Rodney Chester, P.E.
Rodney Chester, P.E.
Chief Operating Officer

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Rodney joined our ranks in 1997, drawn to Gresham Smith’s flexible stability. Here he saw the opportunity to make a real difference through his work, and he embraced our culture of openness and consideration for others. Rodney carries this willingness to listen into his current role, where he oversees project quality and profitability, working directly with markets and services to support our practice excellence. Transportation is where he got his start more than 20 years ago, and he still notes the irony of his career in traffic engineering, as he grew up in a small, one-stoplight town. Since then, he’s built bridges at the firm and in the community, working with the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), the Rotary Club of Nashville and his alma mater the University of Alabama.