Souder, Miller & Associates Appoints New General Civil Business Line Manager

May 09th, 2018


(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – SMA announces that Angela Valdez, P.E., C.F.M. has been promoted to the position of business line manager for the civil engineering department. The change comes as Douglas W. Mize, Sr., P.E., who formerly served in this role, was appointed as president at the company’s latest board meeting.

Valdez served as a senior engineer for SMA prior to the promotion with the Transportation Business Line. She plans to continue the advancement of the civil department and the company as a whole by sustaining a positive work environment and supporting the growth of project managers and their teams.

Angela is honored by the appointment and looks forward to promoting the group’s diverse abilities throughout the region. With input from key staff, she plans to continue the expansion of services to clients throughout the southwest while strengthening relationships with existing clientele in New Mexico.

Peter Fant, P.E., who is the outgoing president and remains solely in a CEO role has no doubts about Valdez' ability to lead the civil department and help the company to make a positive impact. "When Angela joined the company, we knew she had the technical and managerial skills to work in either the transportation or general civil business lines," wrote Fant in a company internal briefing. "With Doug’s move, the opportunity for Angela to step into this important role opened up."

Valdez has 21 years of experience specializing in surface water systems, drainage management, roadway design and project management. She proudly holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from New Mexico State University.

SMA is a multi-disciplinary, employee-owned professional services firm dedicated to creating opportunities for its employees to make a positive impact in the personal and professional lives of clients and communities in the mountain west. Together, with our customers, we deliver innovating projects.

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