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Joren Dunnavant Joins Firm as Senior Transportation / Urban Planner


Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (SSR), a leader among engineering firms in designing, consulting, and commissioning projects, is pleased to announce that Joren Dunnavant has joined the firm as a Senior Transportation / Urban Planner for the firm’s transportation group. He will be focused on guiding our strategic growth and successful project execution for urban and transportation planning to clients across the southeast.  

“I am excited that Joren has joined SSR to lead the Transportation / Urban Planning service line,” said David Donoho, Senior Principal. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to SSR as well as his existing relationships with numerous clients. His energy and vision align with ours and he is a natural fit with the SSR culture.” 

Throughout his career, Joren has worked in both the private and public sectors. While working in the private sector, he worked with a wide range of federal clients including master plans for the U.S. Federal Government. Joren also worked with TDOT, implementing Corridor Management Agreements throughout the region. He has completed multiple planning studies through grant funding for municipalities in Tennessee. Joren has served as a city planner within several municipalities in middle Tennessee including working as both City Planner and Transportation Planner for Metro Nashville Planning Department. He is a leader with extensive experience in both transportation and urban planning and has a proven track record for delivering results leaving all parties involved more than satisfied. 

“I am so excited to join SSR and lead the new transportation and urban planning service offerings,” said Joren. “I was immediately drawn to the firm’s vision and standard of excellence. I am excited for the added value that we can bring to clients with these new services, and I hope to offer a positive contribution to the clients, communities, and organizations we work with.” 

Joren graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth University with a Master of Urban and Regional Planning; he received his undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University in community and regional planning and geography. 

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