Souder, Miller & Associates Elects New President

May 03rd, 2018


(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – SMA announced during its latest board meeting that Douglas W. Mize, Sr., P.E. will serve as president of the organization, replacing Peter Fant, P.E., who served in that role for 20 years and will continue to serve as CEO. “With the continued growth and evolution of the company, breaking out this role from the current CEO/president position became the right move to help tie production and the business lines together across the company,” wrote Fant in a company internal briefing. “This is an exciting change because Doug’s level-headed approach has already quickly moved to help make these company internal resource and staff connections that have smoothed out production across state lines, offices and business lines.”  

Mize said he wants to align SMA’s network of professionals to help ensure clients receive great service before and during the deliverable process, a quality work product and strong post-service follow up. “To accomplish this, we will employ a structure that ties production capabilities, business development initiatives and marketing strategies aligned along SMA markets and services,” said Mize. “Additionally, community involvement is highly encouraged for all staff, whether it is coaching a softball team or heading up an organization.  Together, with a focused professional team and an encouraged outreach program, we will Make a Positive Impact in everyday lives.”

Mize has been with SMA for 22 years specializing in hydrology and hydraulic analysis and design, roadway design, subdivision design and development, commercial site development, project management, and corporate management. Most recently, Mize served as vice president and general civil business line manager. Mize holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from New Mexico State University.

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