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Rick Rogers, RLA

By creating opportunities for others to succeed, I have defined my own success.

I have been designing and engineering the spaces and places where people live, work, and play in Northwest Arkansas since 1996. Currently Vice President of Finance and Principal in charge of our Local Development team at CEI Engineering Associates, Inc., I have worked in or managed virtually every area of the commercial and residential land development cycle. I have overseen departmental and division operations for two companies, served as a public official at both city and county levels, and launched a real estate development partnership. An expert on municipal policy and review and a licensed landscape architect in many states, I have firsthand understanding of land development, landscape architecture and civil engineering from the developer’s perspective that has made me a skilled and insightful consultant.

All of that being said, my greatest success has been cultivating the culture of care and excellence in my 24 collective years at CEI. From setting industry standards in real estate development consulting to being designated as an ENR 500 firm, I am proud to have helped grow a company that takes care of each other and the community. Leaving a legacy at CEI and in my community is a driving force for me, and I do my best to pay it forward by mentoring our designers, project managers and staff and being a get-your-hands-dirty volunteer.

I have served as Chairman of the Bentonville, Arkansas Planning Commission and Chairman of the Benton County, Arkansas Planning Board. I currently serve on the Bentonville, Arkansas Board of Adjustments and sit on several non-profit boards in NWA.

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