Joey Smith Joins Olsson as Director of EHS

January 19, 2021

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Missouri (January 19, 2021) – Olsson, a nationally recognized engineering and design firm, has named Joey Smith as director of environment, health and safety (EHS). Smith will be based in Olsson’s North Kansas City office.

Smith joins Olsson after spending 15 years working in construction in the Kansas City area. Most recently, he served as safety manager and led a team of five safety and health professionals for a large construction company. In this role, he drove the organization’s safety culture, ensuring all employees were as secure as possible.

“The safety of our employees has always been of the utmost importance and bringing in Joey to lead in this area elevates our commitment to providing a safe and secure work environment for our people and for the communities where we live and work,” said Jeff Ford, Olsson’s senior director of technical support. “Joey is the ideal person to integrate a focus on safety into everything we do as a firm.”

Though Smith has been based in Kansas City, he has overseen safety projects throughout North America.

“I’m excited to spearhead Olsson’s commitment to safety,” Smith said. “I look forward to working with our teams to ensure everyone receives the proper support and necessary training so we can continue to provide excellent service in a safe manner to our clients.”

Smith received a bachelor’s degree in safety management from Central Missouri State University. He is a Construction Health and Safety Technician licensed by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

Olsson is a nationally recognized engineering firm made up of people who craft expert solutions and designs that improve communities. The firm offers design and consulting services in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental and technology. For more information, go to