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Transportation Expert Jefferson Grimes Joins CDM Smith in Texas 

January 27, 2020

Jefferson GrimesAUSTIN, Texas—CDM Smith is pleased to announce that after three decades of working in state government, Jefferson Grimes has joined CDM Smith's trans­porta­tion team as a vice president and Texas trans­porta­tion practice leader. Grimes brings experience in government relations, strategic commu­ni­ca­tions and public and stakeholder outreach. Before joining CDM Smith, Grimes served as director of public involvement and as deputy director of government and public affairs for the Texas Department of Trans­porta­tion (TxDOT), where he guided the agency through numerous audits and performance reviews, established new office policies and procedures intended to govern meaningful civic engagement, and advised TxDOT and the state trans­porta­tion commission’s successful legislative and congres­sional programs.

An outstanding leader, Grimes is incredibly passionate about seeing his team succeed. “Developing the team and providing oppor­tu­ni­ties for their growth is always inspiring,” he said. “Being a part of a working environment that truly has a passion for client satis­fac­tion was a huge draw. World-class customer service begins by development of an employee-focused culture that truly values our clients as individuals,” he said. 

His leadership will greatly benefit the talented and growing team of profes­sion­als in Texas who proudly provide planning, design and construc­tion services to the firm’s state, regional and local clients. “Under­stand­ing the value of an effective and seamless trans­porta­tion system and how it affects all of us on a day-to-day basis is the foundation for my interest in the field. I am passionate about finding solutions to trans­porta­tion issues, and I appreciate that I get to do so as part of CDM Smith’s knowl­edge­able and supportive team.”  

CDM Smith is a privately owned engineering and construc­tion firm providing legendary client service and smart solutions in water, environment, trans­porta­tion, energy and facilities. Passionate about our work and invested in each other, we are inspired to think and driven to solve the world’s envi­ron­men­tal and infra­struc­ture challenges.

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