Transportation Expert Jefferson Grimes Joins CDM Smith in Texas
AUSTIN, 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.”
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