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Smith promoted to President 1/28/2016 Parrish Construction Group, Inc., a Georgia-based commercial construction company founded in 1995, has announced that Rodney Smith has been promoted to President. Smith began his career at Parrish in 2002 as an Assistant Project Manager. Through hard work and his commitment to customer service, he was quickly promoted to Project Manager. After demonstrating strong leadership and the ability to manage customer expectations on a project basis, Smith was tapped to serve as Parrish’s Director of Business Development in 2007. In 2010, he was promoted to Vice President while continuing to lead the business development efforts. In 2012, Smith was promoted to Senior Vice President and also became an equity partner in the business. During his tenure as Senior Vice President, he has been responsible for all construction operations in what has proven to be the company’s most dynamic period of growth since its inception in 1995. Smith succeeds Dave Cyr, one of Parrish’s founding partners, who has served as President of the company for the past 15 years. Cyr will continue as Chief Executive Officer on a full-time basis, serving as a mentor for Smith. "It is incredible how far Rodney has come in such a relatively short period of time,” said Cyr. “He’s a natural leader and a quick learner; he excels in bringing people together and challenging them to be their very best.” In response to taking leadership of Parrish Construction, Rodney Smith has said, “At Parrish, we pride ourselves on organic growth, and I am a testament to that commitment. I feel it’s imperative to continue to hire the industry’s brightest, and to develop opportunities for them to grow their careers within our company. I’m proud to lead a team of such high-performing individuals, and I hope to further the direction that Dave Cyr started 15 years ago. The Parrish mission is a focus on good stewardship, while also challenging ourselves each day to provide our customers with the highest level of service and value.” Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the former Southern Polytechnic State University, now known as Kennesaw State University. He currently serves as Vice Chair on the University’s Construction Department Advisory Board.