Ingram Brings Geospatial Perspective to Ayres’ Executive Committee
November 2, 2021
Jason Ingram, PLS, has been promoted to executive vice president. This promotion constitutes the expansion of Ayres’ executive team in response to the firm’s drive toward growth, which has added approximately 100 employee-owners to Ayres’ ranks over the past several years. The firm’s recent merger with Gausman & Moore brought Ayres’ count to nearly 360 and increased staff diversity with the addition of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering.
As part of Ayres’ executive team, Ingram will provide oversight and leadership to all aspects of the business. His focus will be particularly sharp on efforts to enhance Ayres’ visibility and stature in the industry. This, in turn, will help the firm to foster lasting relationships with new and existing clients and partners while also attracting talented problem solvers to tackle clients’ biggest challenges.
Ingram joined Ayres in 1999 as a surveyor, and he’s been taking on growing responsibilities ever since. Most recently, Ingram was vice president of Geospatial, the firm’s largest division, which provides land survey and aerial mapping services for a mix of public and private clients while also supporting many of Ayres’ other services. Ingram has played a key role in Ayres’ surveying and mapping technology development, exemplifying the type of innovation that delivers creative solutions to clients.
By promoting a non-engineer to the executive committee, Ayres is demonstrating the strong diversification that allows the firm to provide a wide swath of services to clients, taking projects from planning through construction observation. Ingram’s promotion also reflects the company’s long history of promoting from within.
Ayres’ newest executive is committed to his profession. Ingram is involved in several national and state committees, including the American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin Energy Committee, of which he is co-chair; the ACEC National Coalition of Professional Surveyors Steering Committee; and the ACEC National Water, Energy, and Environment Committee. Ingram is a member of the National Society of Professional Surveyors, the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors, and the Florida Survey and Mapping Society.
Ingram is devoted to helping Ayres’ employee owners succeed. His straight-forward leadership style and his understanding of staff members’ personal and professional needs have enabled him to retain his loyal staff even in this challenging market.
Ingram is also committed to family and community. He coaches his sons’ Little League and Babe Ruth teams, sits on his community’s park committee, and gets involved in other community activities.
“We congratulate Jason, and we look forward to his leadership as we continue our journey to enhance our culture, provide career opportunities for our employee owners, and most importantly continuing to inspire the innovations our clients appreciate,” says Bruce Ommen, president.
Ingram earned a bachelor’s degree in land surveying from Michigan Technological University, and he holds professional surveyor licensure in Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Florida, and Utah.