Tommy Young Promoted to Vice President of Surveying

L.I. Smith & Associates (LIS) is proud to announce the promotion of Tommy Young to the position of Vice President of Surveying, effective May 1. Young is an experienced leader in the surveying industry with more than 25 years of experience, 21 of which have been spent with LIS.  

Throughout his lengthy and impressive career, Young has played a key role in land survey projects throughout the Central and Southeast regions of the United States. From this diverse experience, he has developed an immensely broad awareness of industry standards, which makes him an invaluable asset. Currently, Young holds surveying licenses in 10 states including Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee. 

Young commented, “I am thankful to the company for this promotion, and I am thankful to have a great team working with me that is more than capable of handling some of my current responsibilities.  This promotion certainly wouldn’t be possible without them.” 

The role of Vice President of Surveying will provide an opportunity for Young to spread his extensive knowledge across a vast array of projects. Separation from the day-to-day project management duties will grant him the mobility to travel as needed, while also allowing him to implement his technical skills and knowledge across multiple office locations. This distribution of knowledge and technical skill will be essential to further advancing both the survey department and the company as a whole.  

“This is long overdue,” remarked LIS President Patrick Smith. “Tommy is a tremendous asset and is the very foundation that LIS’ survey department is built upon. I’m confident that he will excel in this new role, and the company will be more successful because of it.” 

Young has a proven track record of industry expertise and high-quality work. In the past, he has overseen and played a key role in various projects for the State of Tennessee, United States Army Corps of Engineers, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, the former Fort McClellan, urgent care clinics, and pharmacies in multiple states 

He holds a bachelor’s degree in survey and mapping from East Tennessee State University and a second bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Tennessee Technological University.