Mark Kramer Elected to GBA Council of Fellows


Mark Kramer Elected to GBA Council of Fellows

SME is pleased to announce that Mark K. Kramer, PE has been elected to the prestigious Council of Fellows of the Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA). Established in 1969 to help its geoprofessional-member firms and their clients confront risk and optimize performance, the organization established the Council in 1975 to provide guidance for GBA's direction.

Kramer has led SME’s over 250 professional and technical staff for the last 15 years. As CEO, he is responsible for corporate development, profitability, staff retention and development, client satisfaction and risk management. Under Kramer’s leadership, SME is continuously ranked among the top 500 design firms within the United States by the Engineering News Record (ENR). Kramer also provides project management for large multi-disciplined redevelopment projects, which include managing large environmental, geotechnical, and building materials evaluations. He has more than 25 years of experience in geotechnical, environmental and building materials engineering, and has managed and provided technical oversight for more than 400 projects throughout the country.

Kramer volunteers extensively within the engineering field and in the community. He is currently serving as President for ACEC Michigan, and he is a past Board member for the GBA as well as Past Business Practice Committee Chair. He currently serves on the YPO – Motor City Chapter Board of Directors and its Membership Committee, and is a past Director of the Plymouth Area YMCA.

SME has been actively involved in GBA for many years. Our team members have served in various leadership positions including serving on the Board, in director roles and as committee chairs. SME team members have also participated in the rigorous Fundamentals of Professional Practice (FOPP) program, and lent their expertise to the GBA Peer Review program, lauded by ENR as one of the 125 most significant construction industry innovations of the prior 125 years.

About GBA: Established in 1969, the Geoprofessional Business Association is widely regarded as the best source of comprehensive business guidance for geoprofessionals: geotechnical engineers, geologists, environmental scientists, civil engineers engaged in a variety of specialties, and construction-materials engineering and testing professionals, among others. GBA is well known for its innovation. It was the force behind the limitation-of-liability contract provision, alternative dispute resolution, and organizational peer review, among other concepts it developed to help its member firms thrive by confronting risk and optimizing performance. All GBA-member firms' technical activities are under the full-time control of an individual who is legally and/or ethically bound to hold paramount public health, safety, and welfare. GBA's associate membership comprises geoprofessional constructors; geoprofessional educators; geoprofessionals employed by government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and industry; and attorneys and other consultants to GBA-Member Firms. For more information, visit

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