Gresham Smith Announces Appointment of Transportation Market Vice President

September 22, 2021

Gresham Smith, a top-ranked national architecture and engineering firm with more than $200 million in annual gross revenue announced today that current Kentucky State Transportation Leader Jim Brannon has been selected as the Market Vice President (MVP) of the firm’s Transportation market, which encompasses more than 230 professionals across seven states. Brannon will assume his new role on January 1, 2022.

“We are excited to announce Jim’s selection as our Transportation market’s MVP,” said Chairman and CEO Al Pramuk. “This move is yet another example of our firm’s incredibly strong talent base and our ability to provide best-in-class leadership to deliver excellence to our clients, our markets and the communities in which we work.”

Brannon brings extensive design, construction management and project controls expertise to the role. A professional engineer, he has 33 years of experience leading people, managing projects and overseeing business operations. During his tenure at Gresham Smith, Brannon has developed strategic plans leading to significant growth across the firm’s Kentucky Transportation business, including increased revenue and profitability as well as an expanded client base.

“I am honored to have been selected as Market Vice President, and I am excited about the opportunities we have to bring added value across all of our transportation projects,” Brannon said. “Well-designed transportation infrastructure is an important aspect of vibrant communities, and it’s something that I have been passionate about since the beginning of my career.”

Brannon’s prior experience includes working for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and on transportation design projects throughout the South and Midwest. He is an active contributor to both the engineering profession and the local community, having served as a founding officer for the Bluegrass Chapter of ASHE and a contributing member of CareNet’s Champion for Life Group. He is also a former member of the Boone County Urban Forestry Commission and the Boone County Homeless Coalition.

Brannon received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky and his MBA from Xavier University.