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Smith Seckman Reid opens office in Jackson, Mississippi; Sharpie Smith to oversee


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – October 29, 2012 – Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (SSR), a Nashville-based
engineering design and facilities consulting firm, has hired Edwin (Sharpie) Smith, PE, to open the firm’s
newest office in Jackson, Mississippi. The office will provide civil, environmental and transportation
services from its location at 232 Market Street, Flowood, MS, 39232.

Smith joins SSR after 21 years with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). While
at MDOT, Smith developed a comprehensive statewide Local Public Agency (LPA) Program. He also
developed the first computer programs for the tracking and payment of contractors, and designed a salt
brine production system to be used during winter conditions. Most recently he served as the State LPA
Engineer, responsible for overseeing the planning, design and construction of LPA projects funded by the
Federal Highway Administration.

Smith is a member of the Mississippi Wastewater Advisory Board.
Smith has been recognized by both MDOT and the Southeast Chapter of the Mississippi
Engineering Society for his service. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of
Science in Civil Engineering.