Press Release: Les Jeter Named Structural Division Manager for Draper Aden Associates

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Les Jeter Named Structural Division Manager for Draper Aden Associates


RICHMOND, VA – January 6, 2022 – Draper Aden Associates, a Mid-Atlantic engineering, surveying, and environmental services firm, announces today that Les S. Jeter, PE has been named the firm’s Structural Division Manager. Based in the Richmond office, he has over 30 years of experience in analysis and design of structural systems for commercial and institutional buildings as well as a broad background in highway and railroad bridges and structures.


“We are thrilled that Les is taking on this new role as Structural Division Manager,” said Ken Piazza, PE, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Draper Aden Associates. “Les has 35 years of experience working in this field including 18 years at Draper Aden Associates. His depth of knowledge and ability to provide innovative solutions to challenging projects will help to ensure our team continues to deliver exceptional service to our clients and communities.”


Jeter earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech. His work has involved alterations, additions to existing buildings, and new construction. Specific areas of concentration are design of structural steel including LRFD methods, masonry walls (both reinforced and unreinforced), reinforced concrete, light-gage cold-formed steel, structural wood, shallow foundations, and building review and evaluation.


“I’m excited to continue doing what I love in this new position,” said Jeter. “This is a great opportunity to lead a strong team doing quality work. I look forward to serving clients across the firm’s offices on a wide array of structural needs.”


David W. Spriggs, PE, Principal, Senior Project Manager, added: “As a structural engineer Les has provided successful design to a wide variety of infrastructure and building projects.  He has also demonstrated innovative approaches to structural investigations and building condition assessments. We look forward to Les bringing his extensive practical experience as a Richmond Team Leader to his new role as a Division Manager.”


Draper Aden provides engineering, surveying, and environmental services to clients through its eight offices in Virginia and North Carolina. For nearly 50 years, Draper Aden has created enduring partnerships with public and private clients to leave a lasting, positive impact in communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic.


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About Draper Aden Associates

Draper Aden Associates is a Mid-Atlantic engineering, surveying, and environmental services firm. The firm provides innovative services and technologies and exceptional client care for sectors that include energy, industry, private, public, educational, and institutional. Whether it involves the creation of a water distribution system for an under-served community, restoration and reclamation of an environmentally degraded site, designing safe and reliable power distribution systems, adaptive reuse of rundown buildings, or helping to enhance the campuses of institutions where the next generations will learn, what we do today can be looked back upon with pride tomorrow. For more information, visit