Rasmussen Chosen to Lead Olsson’s Springfield and Joplin Offices


March 09, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri (March 9, 2021) – Jared Rasmussen, who oversees Olsson’s Springfield/Fayetteville General Civil team, has been named the firm’s Springfield and Joplin office leader.  

Rasmussen replaces Ron Mersch, who recently was promoted to regional leader of Olsson’s operations in Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Arkansas. Olsson is a nationally recognized engineering and design firm that does business throughout the United States.

Rasmussen joined Olsson in 2006 as an assistant engineer on the firm’s Kansas City Construction Services team. A year later, he transferred to Olsson’s Springfield office where he has held a variety of roles with the Springfield General Civil team, including team leader since 2015.

Rasmussen has worked on several significant projects in and around Springfield during his time at Olsson. He helped engineer an emergency medical site in the aftermath of the Joplin tornado and then worked to build Mercy Hospital’s permanent replacement. Most recently, he has been working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Fort Leonard Wood hospital replacement project.

“Jared has the ability to successfully lead teams, deliver exceptional results and develop the people who work for him,” Mersch said. “Jared’s skills line up perfectly with the skills Olsson looks for in an office leader, and I think he will be highly successful in his new role.”

Rasmussen grew up in Springfield and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

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 www.olsson.com.

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