With the strong growth in our Transportation Practice, Keck + Wood is pleased to announce the promotions of Clay Smith, PE to Vice President – Traffic Market Leader and Alex Simmons to Associate Vice President – Traffic Operations Sub Market Leader.

Clay Smith, PE has been serving clients for more than 10 years. He contributes to the engineering profession through his involvement in associations such as The Institute of Transportation Engineers and the American Council of Engineering Companies.  Clay started his career at the City of Roswell as a Traffic Analyst. After Roswell, he transitioned into the private sector where he became a Project Engineer, then Project Manager, and lastly a Project Team Leader before taking on this expanded role.

 “I am proud of the growth we have seen as a Traffic Market and Transportation Practice in the past year. When I look back, I truly believe our success is attributed to people, both internally and externally. Internally, key individuals have made the decision to be a part of growing our business and mentoring employees for their next career stage. Externally, clients have trusted us with their projects, which we take extreme ownership and pride in. I want to make sure we go the extra mile for them as their trusted advisors.” Said Clay Smith.


Alex Simmons, PE has been providing traffic engineering services for more than eight years across the southeast. He brings clients expertise in Intelligent Traffic Signal Design, traffic operations and maintenance. As a leader in the traffic market, Alex is on the forefront of providing K+W clients with sensible solutions coupled with quality service.

“I am extremely grateful to K+W for allowing me to continue growing in my career and welcome the new opportunities and responsibilities that come with this role. In it, I will remain focused on providing our clients with the best possible solutions based on the unique circumstances of the project. I am excited to be a part of the growth and development of our Traffic Operations sub-market and I look forward to bringing additional services to our clients.” Said Alex Simmons.

Clay and Alex serve clients across the Southeast from K+W’s Duluth, Georgia office. Beyond projects, they are active mentors, providing education for the K+W transportation team across all our offices.

“Both Clay and Alex provide incredible service to our clients, and are natural leaders within Keck + Wood. Our solid growth within the Transportation market is attributed to the hard work and dedication of Alex, Clay and their teams.” Said Rob Jacquette, PE – Vice President of Operations