ANKENY, IOWA – Merlin Davis, PLS, recently joined JEO Consulting Group, Inc. as a team leader in the survey department. Surveying has been one of the key services offered by JEO since its founding in 1937. JEO’s survey department currently provides some of the most comprehensive surveying services in the Midwest.

Davis joined the JEO team on August 4, 2014 and works out of the firm’s office in Ankeny, IA. With 40 years of experience, Davis brings a wealth of survey knowledge and experience to JEO.

“Merlin’s experience and expertise will be a tremendous resource for our department,” said Jeff Serafin, JEO’s survey department manager. “As he mentors and works alongside our survey team members, he will play a key role in continuing the development and growth of JEO’s survey services in Iowa.”

As a survey team leader, Davis will supervise survey crews in the field, perform project management duties, ensure quality and accuracy of surveys, and assist with fieldwork. He will also assist in client development in central Iowa.

Previously, Davis was a survey team leader at Olsson Associates. He also held a variety of survey positions during his 24-year tenure at Snyder and Associates, Inc.

Davis has a diploma from National College in geophysical surveying and an associate’s degree from Hamilton College in computer aided drafting (CAD). He is also a professional land surveyor in Iowa.