Michael Neuser Joins Gresham Smith to Lead Federal Healthcare Practice

Navy and Industry Veteran Will Use Two Decades of Experience to Expand Firm’s Portfolio

Gresham Smith is excited to announce that Michael Neuser has joined the firm’s healthcare market as a senior vice president, and will be the leader of a new program focused on projects in the federal healthcare system. Using his more than two decades of experience, Neuser will develop a core team of professionals dedicated to federal healthcare projects and build the firm’s portfolio, which currently includes two Department of Veterans Affairs’ Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Lakeland, Florida and Hampton Roads, Virginia.

As a veteran of the United States Navy, Neuser has devoted his life to selfless service and now continues that mission through healthcare design. He has spent his career cultivating strategic partnerships, understanding the needs of clients, and working on countless projects to enhance the quality of care offered by the Veterans Health Administration, including a national health clinic pilot project, a state-of-the-art integrated health center, and new mental health and women’s clinics. He also spent time as vice president of population health at Vanderbilt University Medical Center further developing integrated health models of care.

“Gresham Smith is seeking to expand our presence when it comes to federal healthcare projects, and Mike has the experience necessary to guide our market during this time,” said Healthcare Executive Vice President Jim Langlois, AIA, LEED AP. “As a veteran himself, he brings firsthand knowledge of how diligent healthcare design can benefit those who use the federal healthcare system. We are glad to have him on board, and I am looking forward to seeing how his expertise and mentorship will help our staff grow.”

“As a profession, healthcare design is as selfless and rewarding as serving our country,” Neuser said. “Using my engineering background to improve the patient experience for our active-duty military members, veterans, and their families allows me to continue my passion, while also employing meaningful design strategies that increase access to care.”

Neuser is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy. Upon graduation, he served for 20 years, highlighted by a Commanding Officer role leading a unit of 250 sailors and civil service professionals. Active in the industry, Neuser is a board member of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Huntsville post and an ongoing member of the Middle Tennessee chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

While Neuser was nominated to be an astronaut in 2006, his hobbies don’t include space exploration. Outside of work, he enjoys running, playing golf and traveling, all of which he hopes to do plenty more of in 2022.