GS&P’s Craig Parker Elected President of Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers

Senior Vice President will use Leadership Experience and Industry Knowledge to Advance Society’s Mission and Goals

November 07, 2017   |   Nashville,  Tenn.   |   People

Gresham, Smith and Partners is proud to announce that Craig Parker, P.E., ENV SP, a senior vice president and principal in the firm’s Water & Environment market, was named president of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) during the 2017 Tennessee Engineers Conference. In his leadership role, Parker will work to promote the ethical and competent practice of engineering to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public while advocating for professional licensure.  

“It’s an honor and a privilege to serve as the president of TSPE,” commented Parker. “My involvement in the society has been rewarding and I look forward to helping the organization continue to advocate for the engineering profession. By working together to encourage engineering graduates to pursue licensure, provide education resources and sponsor STEM programs in our local schools, I believe TSPE can play a pivotal role in the future of engineering while continuing to be the champions of ethical practice in our industry.”

Parker joined GS&P in 2000 and has more than 27 years of experience in environmental engineering, consulting and project management. A 26-year member of TSPE, he has held a variety of positions within the organization at both the chapter and state level. Parker is also a member of the Water Environment Federation Collection Systems Committee and the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA). Additionally, he has authored numerous articles and technical papers that have been published in Tennessee Public Works Magazine, WaterWorld Magazine and Water Environment Federation specialty conference proceedings.

TSPE is the state society of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). It is a professional association with more than 1,000 members comprised of professional engineers, engineering associates, engineering interns and engineering students. The organization promotes the ethical and competent practice of engineering and advocates licensure to enhance the engineering profession and to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public. TSPE is organized geographically into seven local chapters, while an elected board of directors conducts the business of the society.

“My involvement in the society has been rewarding and I look forward to helping the organization continue to advocate for the engineering profession. By working together to encourage engineering graduates to pursue licensure, provide education resources and sponsor STEM programs in our local schools, I believe TSPE can play a pivotal role in the future of engineering while continuing to be the champions of ethical practice in our industry.”

Craig Parker, P.E., ENV SP, senior vice president and principal, GS&P
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