Draper Aden Names New Senior Associates

Since 1972, Draper Aden Associates’ success has been thanks in large part to our experienced, dedicated, and hardworking team members who leave a lasting, positive impact on our local communities. Recognizing those who truly live our values, we are pleased to announce our newly elected Senior Associates:


Draper Aden New Senior Associates- Tim Cretney Tim Cretney, Chief Financial Officer

Joined DAA in 2016

Tim has more than 10 years of experience in financial and operational leadership. At Draper Aden, he supports all business strategies and initiatives for growth of the firm, in addition to maintaining the stewardship of the firm’s finances. He has quickly turned our Finance and Accounting Division into a cohesive, flexible, and productive department that contributes to our success every day. His financial expertise has helped the firm to grow and prosper.





Draper Aden New Senior Associates - Tyrus ClaytonTyrus Clayton, PE, Senior Project Manager

Joined DAA in 2000

Site Development and Infrastructure Division

Tyrus has more than 18 years of experience in geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, solid waste designs, and utility engineering. He has been very instrumental in the success of Draper Aden’s presence in North Carolina and is a fundamental team member on many of our higher education projects. Tyrus wears many hats and is always eager to take on a new challenge head first.





Draper Aden New Senior Associates - Lutheria SmithLutheria Smith, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Director of Human Resources

Joined DAA in 2015

Lutheria is responsible for attracting and retaining top talent for the firm. She strives to have outstanding people working at Draper Aden to provide the one-of-a-kind service and value to our clients that sets us apart. Her strong work ethic and friendly nature make her a wonderful asset to Draper Aden.






Lud Eng, Director of Information Technology

Joined DAA in 1997

Lud manages all information technology services for Draper Aden. In his 22 years with the firm, he has brought us a stable and reliable network and has improved connectivity and collaboration between each of our nine offices. He is always available to answer and solve any IT questions that DAA team members may have.


Congratulations to this year’s new Senior Associates! These team members share our passion for solving complex engineering challenges, adopt our commitment to exceptional client services, and embody our vision for improving the world around us. Stay tuned for next week’s blog post where we will announce this year’s new Associates!


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