Gresham Smith Names New Owners

Staff Recognized During Firm’s Annual Celebration Event

Gresham Smith is excited to announce that on April 25, 2024, the following employees were recognized as new owners during the firm’s annual Celebration event.


  • Adam Davidson, P.E. – Nashville, Tennessee. As the Tennessee bridge department leader in the firm’s Transportation market, Adam is responsible for operations, staff development, business development, and technical delivery. He and his team provide bridge design and analysis for the Tennessee Department of Transportation and other local agencies, as well as clients in Mississippi. Adam is a member of the American Society of Highway Engineers.


  • Christina Florez, P.E. – Birmingham, Alabama. As the Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSM&O) service line leader for the firm’s Transportation market, Christina is responsible for managing a variety of intelligent transportation systems, traffic signal systems, connected and autonomous vehicles, and traffic incident management projects. She also serves on the market’s Project Management Pillar team, helping to improve the firm’s practice. Outside of the office, Christina is involved with the Transportation Research Board.


  • Eric Huber, Esq., P.E., LEED AP – Nashville, Tennessee. As Gresham Smith’s director of risk management, Eric coordinates with outside legal counsel, manages claims, and establishes new performance evaluation systems for insurance tracking and project performance with subconsultants. He is a member of ACEC’s Risk Management Committee, the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers/ACEC Legal and Governmental Affairs Committee, and the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law.


  • Alex Jackson, PMP – Nashville, Tennessee. Alex is a senior project manager in the firm’s Industrial market. With more than a decade of experience, he currently manages two of the market’s largest electric vehicle battery manufacturing facility projects, serving clients LG-Chem and Hyundai. Alex consistently seeks opportunities to improve project delivery and performance, as well as mentor project managers and assistant project managers.


  • Charlie Poat, AIA – Detroit (Southfield), Michigan. Charlie is a vice president in the firm’s Industrial market. He leads the growth of the Detroit office, which includes recruiting new staff, building a strong culture, engaging with the local business community and organizing community engagement activities. Additionally, Charlie uses his more than 30 years of experience in the Industrial sector to expand the firm’s presence in the Midwest.


  • Doug Spies, AIA, MHA, LEED AP – Nashville, Tennessee. Doug is a senior vice president and leader of Gresham Smith’s Advisory Services program for the Healthcare market. He has more than 25 years of experience as a licensed architect and hospital administrator, which he uses to translate operational goals into facilities development strategies that improve patient care and clinical outcomes. Outside of Gresham Smith, Doug currently serves on leadership committees with the American College of Healthcare Architects, the Academy of Architecture for Health, and the Facility Guidelines Institute at a national level. Locally, he sits on the Board of Directors for Association of Medical Facility Professionals and is a planning committee member for the 2024 Vanderbilt Healthcare Design & Construction Symposium.


  • Shap Stiles, P.E. – Knoxville, Tennessee. Shap is the East Tennessee leader for the Transportation market’s Construction, Engineering and Inspection (CEI) team. Under his leadership, the team has become a trusted advisor to the Tennessee Department of Transportation and local municipalities, working on a a variety of project types. Shap is a member of the American Society of Highway Engineers and the Institute of Transportation Engineers.


  • Steve Walker, P.E. – Knoxville, Tennessee. Steve is the electrical department leader in the firm’s Industrial market. In addition to leading the growth and development of the Industrial team’s electrical engineering staff, he focuses on standardizing design process to streamline project delivery. Steve’s project portfolio includes several electric vehicle battery manufacturing plants, including the Honda/LGES Electric Vehicle Battery Plant and the Envision AESC Electric Vehicle Battery Plant. Steve is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the National Fire Protection Association.
Left to Right: Dwayne West, Shap Stiles, Peter Oram, Charlie Poat, Christina Florez, Adam Davidson, Kelly Knight Hodges, Rodney Chester, Steve Walker, Doug Spies, Randy Gibson, Alex Jackson, Eric Huber