FREDERICK, MD - Pat Smith, RPLS #4280, from Austin, Texas takes the reins of the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) as its President for 2014. He had been elected President-Elect in 2013.
Smith has been an RPLS since 1984. He was the owner of Interstate Surveying, Inc. from 1989-2006 when he joined Stanley Consultants, Inc. as Technical Chief of Surveys. Since 2011, Smith has been with Surveying and Mapping, LLC (SAM), as an Associate and part of their Senior Management Team.
A longtime member of the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors (TSPS), he served as President (2000), Governmental Affairs Chair (2001-2011), was named TSPS Surveyor of the Year in 2001, and received TSPS Presidential Citations in 2001 and 2008.
Also elected were: President-Elect, Jon Warren, PLS from Bellevue, Washington; and Vice President, J. Anthony "Tony" Cavell, PLS, CFedS, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
NSPS has a membership of more than 10,000 surveyors in the US and is open to all professional surveyors and persons trained, certified, or involved in the profession of surveying and mapping.