James Cooley Joins GS&P as Survey Manager

Experienced Leader Will Strengthen, Expand Firm’s Surveying Practice

July 19, 2017   |   Nashville,  Tenn.   |   People

Gresham, Smith and Partners announces that James Cooley, RLS, has joined GS&P as survey manager in the firm’s Nashville office. He brings more than 10 years of experience in land surveying and project leadership, including boundary and topographic surveys, ALTA/NSPS land title surveys, subdivision platting, high-definition scanning, flood studies, and railroad/tunnel surveys. Cooley will oversee GS&P’s land surveying practice, managing projects, client relationships and the firm’s team of surveyors, as well as directing growth strategies.

“James’s addition to our Land Planning market and survey department is a tremendous asset,” commented Mickey Sullivan, P.E., executive vice president at Gresham, Smith and Partners. “He is passionate about his industry and has gained valuable experience over the years as a project manager for a broad range of clients and sites. James has a deep understanding of the many factors involved in successful project delivery and building strong relationships, and I’m confident in his ability to grow the scope and level of survey services we provide throughout the region. We are proud to welcome James to the firm.”

“My highest priority is delivering a high-quality product to clients,” said Cooley. “I work hard to make certain that we exceed expectations and maintain communication between all parties throughout a project. Joining GS&P’s Land Planning team to lead the survey practice is an exciting opportunity. I look forward to raising the bar and collaborating with our field crew to utilize some of the latest survey technologies to enhance the accuracy, timeliness and cost-effectiveness of the services we offer.”

Prior to joining GS&P, Cooley served as survey project manager in AMEC Foster Wheeler’s Environment & Infrastructure division. He managed multiple survey field crews completing projects across the U.S. as well as in Australia, South Africa and Marshall Islands. Cooley has co-authored publications related to high-definition scanning and was part of a presentation on photogrammetry at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in 2016. He is an active member of the Tennessee Association of Professional Surveyors (TAPS). Outside of the office, he volunteers his time with the Nashville Inner City Ministry, an organization dedicated to empowering the city’s at-risk youth. Born and raised in Tennessee, Cooley is a graduate of Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering Technology.

GS&P’s Land Planning market encompasses numerous areas of expertise and comprehensive, in-house capabilities. The firm’s professional surveying services are offered to both public- and private-sector clients throughout Tennessee. GS&P is currently surveying a large residential subdivision tract for contractor D.R. Horton in Sumner County.

“I look forward to raising the bar and collaborating with our field crew to utilize some of the latest survey technologies to enhance the accuracy, timeliness and cost-effectiveness of the services we offer.”

James Cooley, RLS, GS&P survey manager
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