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As a principal for FMI’s consulting practice, Lee Smither helps engineering and construction companies with strategic planning to improve their corporate performance. He specializes in market strategy and consulting, developing and implementing organization-wide change initiatives and other leadership focused engagements. Additionally, Lee led FMI’s CEO Forum, which hosted the Top 100 leaders from the industry each year in Washington, DC.
Lee has overseen client engagements ranging in scope from a single project to a corporate division to an entire company. He has worked with a broad spectrum of industry firms, including many of the nation’s largest E&C firms, general contractors, specialty constructors and construction managers. Having worked in the utility industry prior to joining FMI, Lee has developed a practical and objective perspective.
He has published articles on a wide variety of topics in numerous construction trade journals such as “Transportation Builder,” “Midwest Contractor,” “Journal of Construction Accounting and Taxation.”
Lee holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics from North Carolina State University and a Master of Business Administration in finance from East Carolina University. He has also served as a board member for several industry associations and client firms.