Chesapeake Environmental Management Hires John Mettee III to Lead New Land Survey Services Division

(Bel Air, MD – March 19, 2015) Focusing on county, state and federal surveying techniques, standards, specs and regulations, Chesapeake Environmental Management, Inc. (CEM) welcomes seasoned industry expert John Mettee III to manage the organization’s new land survey services division.

“Our roots remain firmly planted in creating solutions that build and enhance our vibrant communities by providing sound environmental management consultation services,” said CEM President and CEO Stephanie Hau. “The addition of John to the CEM team sustains that focus, not only with his demonstrated experience in land surveying and planning, but his strong leadership approach that will inspire and move our team forward.”

While Mettee’s role includes providing oversight and consultation in surveying, design, layout, and site planning, his focus within CEM will remain in building a diverse, full-service team to meet the needs of CEM’s growing client base. Charged with growing a dynamic team, Mettee will leverage the team’s combined experience and expertise coupled with advanced technical equipment to create effective methods of practice and project solutions.

“For over four decades, I’ve evolved in my understanding of land surveying and environmental elements that effect projects, so I see it as a reward to work with a team of like-minded individuals toward a common goal. Paired with CEM’s focus on service, I look forward to building a team of passionate and strategic professionals,” noted Mettee.

Under Mettee’s leadership, CEM plans to grow this new service through the addition of a team of staff members supporting land survey projects for existing and new clients. CEM offers a unique, holistic working environment fostering creative and innovative thinking. Mettee compliments the existing CEM team, which has a proven record of scientific and technical excellence.

With 42 years in the surveying and engineering industry, Mettee most recently served as vice president and principal of Frederick Ward Associates, after starting with the organization originally in 1981 as designer and project manager. Mettee also gained experience with Starlink Technologies as president and principal owner, Erdman Anthony Associations and Shenk Corporation.

Encompassing much of the mid-Atlantic region, Mettee maintains Professional Land Surveyor licenses in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He also serves as Board Chairman to the Maryland State Licensing Board for Professional Land Surveyors, recently appointed for an additional five-year term by Governor Larry Hogan. Previously, Mettee supported the Chesapeake Chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers as President, and participated on the Board of Directors for the Army Alliance, Aberdeen Proving Ground.

About Chesapeake Environmental Management
Chesapeake Environmental Management, Inc. (CEM) is a full-service environmental consulting firm providing the technical expertise and regulatory knowledge to help protect, restore, responsibly develop and manage land and water resources to improve communities. Serving as a trusted environmental advisor, CEM supports clients who require services to responsibly manage the natural resources that affect their business concerns. Solving clients’ environmental challenges, CEM carefully considers the complex inter-relationships of the environmental sciences, including: geology, hydrology, ecology, geomorphology, geography, and engineering.