NASHVILLE, TN – (01.11.21)- Pond, an industry leader in planning, architecture, engineering and construction management, has strengthened its services throughout the southeast with a presence in Nashville, Tennessee.

Pond’s work in Music City will be spearheaded by veteran planner  and land development professional Cherie Akers, AICP. With more than 25 years of experience, Akers has managed complex and high-profile land development projects, overseen long-range strategic land planning, and led community-driven plans in and around the Nashville area.

“Pond’s clients in Tennessee and the Southeast will benefit from Cherie’s extensive knowledge of the area. Her expertise and unique experience will propel client initiatives forward and craft them into high quality projects,” said Bob Williams, PE, Executive Vice President of Pond.

Akers’ strength is in her ability to efficiently advance a client’s projects through the approval (entitlement) and design process. Prior to joining Pond, she honed this expertise by participating in land acquisition strategies for national developers and large-scale private property owners.

“I am excited to be a part of Pond’s expansion into the Nashville area. There are many opportunities to help shape the growth of our City by creating and implementing the inclusive, community-driven plans that Pond is known for. Joining the Pond team will allow me to expand on the work in the region that I am proud of,” said Cherie Akers, AICP.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Cherie has served as past chair of the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) for the Nashville ULI District Council and continues to serve on the WLI steering committee.

About Pond

Pond is ranked #78 on Engineering News Record’s Top 500 Design Firms List, and a Top 150 Global Design Firm. Pond is a technology-driven full-service architecture, engineering, planning, and construction management firm providing design solutions to local government, federal, transportation, energy and industrial clients worldwide. With locations throughout the U.S. and overseas, Pond is one of the fastest growing A/E/C firms in the nation.

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