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Jim Riley Joins CDM Smith as National Transportation Director

November 17, 2017

CLEVELAND, Ohio—CDM Smith is proud to announce that Jim Riley joined the firm as a senior vice president and national trans­porta­tion director in our North America Unit (NAU). He will be leading a newly formed transportation business unit within NAU to accelerate our growth in the marketplace. Based in our Cleveland, Ohio office, Riley will work in tandem with Doug LaVoie, PE, senior vice president and trans­porta­tion group manager, to drive our trans­porta­tion practice forward.

Riley brings 27 years of experience leading national trans­porta­tion sales and delivery orga­ni­za­tions. Prior to CDM Smith, he served in several leadership roles with HNTB, including national trans­porta­tion market sector leader and chief sales officer, delivering more than $800 million in trans­porta­tion and infra­struc­ture sales. While with the Ohio Department of Trans­porta­tion, Riley was deputy director of innovative delivery and built the department’s public-private partnership program.

“Jim brings to CDM Smith the experience, drive and enthusiasm that will help propel our trans­porta­tion group to new levels,” said LaVoie. “I’m excited to have Jim join our team and look forward to partnering with him and our group to advance infra­struc­ture for our clients in North America.”

“I’m excited for this opportunity,” said Riley. “I’m looking forward to working closely with our leadership and technical staff to drive profitable growth for our company and to deliver excellence for our clients.”  

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, trans­porta­tion, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service engineering and construc­tion firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.