Firm Leadership / Board of Directors

Robert Goossen, P.E.

CEO & President

On January 1, 2016, the Board of Directors announced that Rob was elected to the role of Chief Executive Office and President. Rob has more than 34 years of experience in the A/E industry. He joined Fisher in 1990 as the company’s first major professional hire and was a major participant in the company’s growth and success through added capabilities and market sectors. During his tenure, he has held many leadership positions, most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer. In his new position, he will focus on strategic initiatives and opportunities to drive growth.


Rob earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Forest Engineering from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York State.



Christopher Smith, P.E.

Vice President, Secretary

Chris is a Vice President and the Client Service Manager for the Renewable Energy Market Sector.  He has worked on all aspects of wind projects designs from land control & development, survey, permitting, design, and construction. He has managed engineering, permitting,  and survey aspects for Wind Power projects that have included over a 3 GigaWatt of power, 2,000 turbines, 1,000 miles of access roads,  1,000 miles of public roads, and 3,000 culverts, pipes, and bridges. Chris embodies our Clientship Philosophy™ that focuses on superior client service through constant communication.


Chris earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Applied Physics at SUNY Geneseo and a Master’s of Science Degree in Civil Engineering/ Transportation Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.



Steve Boddecker, L.S.

Vice President, Director of Energy

Steve is a Vice President and Director of the Energy Market Sector. He has over 36 years of combined field, office and management experience in all of the various aspects of oil and gas pipeline projects that include Interstate and Intrastate Pipeline Transmission, Midstream, Gathering and Exploration and Production projects throughout Northcentral and Western Pennsylvania and Central and Western New York. Steve has worked closely with the industry and regulators to successfully develop and complete many projects ranging in scale from well siting and permits to 165-mile transmission projects. He has been instrumental in the diversification of the firm’s services into the Oil & Gas arena.


Steve is a Licensed Surveyor in New York and New Jersey.



Roseann Schmid, P.E.

Vice President, Director of Transportation

Roseann is a Vice President of the firm and Director of our Transportation group. She is responsible for guiding strategic growth in our transportation sector and has been instrumental in the program’s growth and expansion into new geographic areas. With more than 28 years of experience in transportation, she serves as the Principal-in-Charge on our transportation program.


Roseann earned her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Clarkson University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York State.

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