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Gerry Benson, PE, BCEE, PMP, PgMP 

Senior Vice President, Group Manager for Program/Construction Mangement
In his role as manager of CDM Smith’s Program/Con­struc­tion Man­age­ment Group, Gerry Benson is re­spon­si­ble for the firm’s client service support as­sign­ments in major in­fra­struc­ture capital im­prove­ment programs. His in­volve­ment in projects like the Columbia, SC Clean Water Program has both op­ti­mized per­for­mance of the existing waste­water system and es­tab­lished plans for the design and con­struc­tion of new fa­cil­i­ties to meet the com­mu­nity’s growing needs and address modern industry stan­dards. Gerry also oversees in­fra­struc­ture re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and facility upgrades, as well as disaster recovery and mit­i­ga­tion.  

What inspires you? It’s both in­vig­o­rat­ing and ful­fill­ing to play a part in crafting so­lu­tions and solving complex problems by in­cor­po­rat­ing ex­per­tise from across the CDM Smith en­ter­prise.
years at CDM Smith
years in industry
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projects completed

Why CDM Smith? We manage the most complex tech­ni­cal and delivery programs in our industry, and our teams of pro­fes­sion­als are the most admired in the business. We have an en­vi­ron­ment that allows everyone to par­tic­i­pate in the im­prove­ment of client service, pro­duc­tiv­ity and the delivery process. This provides a con­tin­u­ous sense of en­gage­ment and ful­fill­ment—that each person’s ideas matter and that we can make a dif­fer­ence—in­di­vid­u­ally and together.       

What’s some­thing people might be sur­prised to know about you? As a high school senior, I attended bas­ket­ball camp in West Point, NY under Coach Bobby Knight and his as­sis­tant coach Mike Krzyzewski. Though brief, it was a thrilling and mem­o­rable ex­pe­ri­ence with many lessons that I’ve carried through life.    

What’s your personal motto? Enjoy what you do or change it.    

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The right solution is one that successfully meets the needs of the client.   
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Under Gerry's leadership, the City of Columbia's Clean Water 2020 Program earned an Honor Award from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.
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