GBA Going Through Leadership Transition


Michael Smith, PELenexa, Kan.(June 29, 2015) – George Butler Associates, Inc. (GBA), an engineering and architectural firm headquartered in Lenexa, KS, has announced a transition in leadership. The leadership transition plan has been in place for some time, but it will officially take effect July 1, 2015. Michael Smith, P.E., GBA’s current President/CEO announced his retirement in April 2016. The Board recently elected Tim Ross, P.E. as the new President and Dan Abitz, P.E. will serve as the Executive Vice President.

Tim Ross, PE Smith, who has been President/CEO since 2001, will remain the CEO and Chairman of the Board until February 2016. Over the next few months the three will work together to make sure it is a smooth transition.

“The leadership of GBA across the board is in great hands going forward. I have the utmost confidence GBA’s future is very bright,” said Smith.

Dan Abitz, PE Founded in 1969, GBA has a staff of more than 200 located in offices in Lenexa, Kansas; Kansas City, and O'Fallon in Missouri; Omaha, Nebraska; Broomfield, Colorado; and Rock Island, Illinois.