New Associates 2024

Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. (CMT) has named six new associates. As associates, these employees are eligible for stock ownership in the privately held corporation.

“On behalf of CMT, I’m thrilled to extend our team’s warmest congratulations to Jake, Nick, Jon, Henry, Ryan, and Ron and welcome them as new associates,” said CMT Board Chair Dan Meckes. “We appreciate each of you, your unique contributions to the team, and the immeasurable value you deliver to the clients and communities CMT serves.”

CMT’s new associates are as follows:

Jake Barbour, PE, ENV SP, STP, joined CMT in 2017 as a civil engineer in the newly formed Cleveland, OH, office. Jake has 16 years of civil engineering experience and helped grow the CMT Northeast Ohio presence by identifying and converting prospective clients for the Surface Transportation business unit including Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 12, Cities of Independence, Strongsville, and North Ridgeville, and Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works, ODOT District 3 and the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission. Jake also served in the roles of treasurer, vice president, and president of the Municipal Engineers of Northeast Ohio and is active with the local American Society of Civil Engineers chapter.

Nick Brown, CM, has 18 years of professional experience including five years with CMT. Nick is a senior project manager and a practice lead for CMT’s Planning practice in our Cincinnati office. Nick has led the hiring and development of multiple aviation planning staff, secured new clients in new geographic markets, and most recently championed our more permanent presence in Cincinnati which has been integral to our recent selection for Amazon work at the Northern Kentucky (Cincinnati) International Airport. Nick has served as either project manager or deputy project manager on critical planning initiatives at Purdue Integrated Master Plan, St. Louis Master Plan, and Airglades. Nick also supports the aviation special services group with integrated planning within Dulles International and Regan National design efforts.

Jon Jacobson joined CMT in 2002 and worked in the IT department leading special projects until 2008. Jon returned to CMT in January of 2018 and transitioned to the IT Manager role in January of 2021. Jon, located in our Springfield, IL, office, has 20 years of experience in leading both IT projects and teams, and has regularly led or contributed to projects at CMT that are vital to our growth and success. He has developed an excellent combination of technical and leadership skills that have allowed the IT team to transition into a larger/more streamlined group that is capable of effectively supporting CMT’s strategic growth plans for the next 20 years. Jon thinks strategically and continues to push our IT strategy forward to meet the needs of a quickly changing industry.

Henry Schmitz, PE, ENV SP, CFM, joined CMT in 2011. Henry is a top-tier expert in hydraulics and hydrology within CMT and has excellent technical skills, excels at project management, mentoring younger staff, and client relations, and has a passion for environmental justice. Henry is sought out for his expertise by all business units within CMT. He has taken the initiative to learn modeling software and expand CMT’s portfolio of services related to drainage. He championed the Water Resources Group transition to a new modeling platform, which was required to pursue work in Kansas City, MO. Henry is also one of our leaders in Stormwater Planning and has worked with Urbana, Springfield, and Peoria, IL, on master plans to advance their Stormwater Utility Programs.

Ryan Stehn, PE, joined CMT full-time in 2015 after completing two summer internships in the Springfield, MO, office and continuing to work part-time while completing his degree. Ryan has consistently delivered successful outcomes for CMT on many high-profile projects and has been recognized by his clients and professional peers for his recent accomplishments on the 18-mile I-44 Widening and Reconstruction, Route 13 Corridor, Chadwick Flyer Trail Corridor, BNSF Cherokee Southern Transcontinental Rail Line Corridor, I-44 Marshfield Interchange, West Plains City-Wide Rail Consolidation Study and the US 160 BNSF Overpass, Umlaut Industrial Transload Facility, and numerous projects for the City of Springfield, MO. Ryan helped initiate the start-up of CMT’s Freight and Multi-Modal Logistics Community of Practice, leads the Kansas MicroStation Open Road Design transition team, and is an active member of the Kansas and Missouri Societies of Professional Engineers and the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Ron Leible, PE, has been with CMT for nearly 11 years, with a career spanning over 36 years. Ron spent more than 19 years with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), including assignments as the State Utility Engineer and District Utility Engineer in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Since joining CMT, Ron has helped win numerous projects due to his expertise and reputation and as the foremost utility coordinator in Missouri and metro-east Illinois. Ron has worked with all four business units performing utility coordination work and is mentoring and leading a growing utility coordination staff.