Firm Leadership / Board of Directors

Roseann Schmid, P.E.


The Board of Directors elected Roseann as the company’s third CEO, effective January 1, 2018.   She joined Fisher in 2007 as a part-time engineer.  She has worked as a Project Manager for the Transportation Group, Highway Group Manager, Director of the Transportation Market Sector and Vice President.  Schmid served on the company’s Operations Committee and was closely involved with the recent implementation of the company’s Human Resources Information System.


Roseann earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering from Clarkson University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York State.


Christopher Smith, P.E.


Chris is Fisher’s COO and has been with the company since 1994 in various roles including Traffic Engineer, Traffic and Highway Group Manager, CI Manager, Director of Energy, Business Development Manager for Renewables and Energy, and Director of Marketing and Business Development.  He has successfully and profitably managed projects across every market, service line and geography offered by Fisher Associates.  Chris embodies our Clientship Philosophy™ that focuses on superior client service through constant communication.


Chris earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Applied Physics at SUNY Geneseo and a Master’s of Science Degree in Civil Engineering/ Transportation Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.


Robert Goossen, P.E.


Rob has more than 36 years of experience in the A/E industry. He joined Fisher in 1990 as the company’s first major professional hire and was a major participant in the company’s growth and success through added capabilities and market sectors. During his tenure, he has held many leadership positions, most recently as CEO and President and Chief Operating Officer previous to that. In his new position as the CFO, he will focus on the financial aspects of the business.


Rob earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Forest Engineering from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York State.


Steve Boddecker, L.S.

Vice President, Director of Geomatics

Steve is a Vice President and Director of Geomatics. He has over 38 years of combined field, office and management experience in all of the various aspects of oil and gas pipeline projects that include Interstate and Intrastate Pipeline Transmission, Midstream, Gathering and Exploration and Production projects throughout Northcentral and Western Pennsylvania and Central and Western New York. Steve has worked closely with the industry and regulators to successfully develop and complete many projects ranging in scale from well siting and permits to 165-mile transmission projects. He has been instrumental in the diversification of the firm’s services into the Oil & Gas arena.


Steve is a Licensed Surveyor in New York and New Jersey.


Emily Smith, P.E.

Vice President, Director of Transportation

Emily is a Vice President and Director of our Transportation Market Sector where she oversees our transportation services across all our offices and spearheads continued growth of the Transportation Market Sector as well as ensuring quality and efficiency in our products and processes, and ensuring our client service philosophy is embraced at every level throughout the market sector.


Emily earned her Bachelor’s of Engineering in Civil Engineering and Master’s of Engineering in Structural Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and is a licensed Professional Engineer in  New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, South Carolina and West Virginia.

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