Michael P. Songy

CEE Hall of Distinction: 2015

Michael Songy, a founding Principal and CEO at CSRS, Inc., earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Louisiana State University in 1979. He has more than three decades of industry leadership and client service experience on large-scale infrastructure and capital improvement programs throughout Louisiana. Mr. Songy has a well-deserved reputation in the industry as a skilled, strategic leader who understands the needs of public-sector owners and private-sector contractors. Under Mr. Songy’s leadership as CEO, CSRS is committed to continue helping its clients deliver programs successfully within today’s challenging economic and legislative climates and was recently recognized by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report as  the 2014 ”Company of the Year” with 100 or more employees.

Since founding CSRS, Mr. Songy has been responsible for the overall direction of professional services provided to clients, including commitment to budget, schedule, quality, innovation and client satisfaction. Mr. Songy's consulting assignments has varied widely and includes transportation planning and management of capital improvement programs – such as the East Baton Rouge City-Parish Green Light Plan and the Department of Transportation and Development ARRA Program, feasibility analyses for land development strategies, engineering and storm water management, and impact assessments for local governing authorities.

Mr. Songy also served as Board Chairman for the Baton Rouge Area Chamber from 2014-2015 and has served as a Board Member of the Chamber since 2011. Mr. Songy is also extensively involved with the Baton Rouge Growth Coalition, serving as a Board Member since 2012. His is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Louisiana Engineering Society, and former Chairman of the Louisiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors. He has been leading studies on the emerging issues and opportunities facing Louisiana, as we begin to experience rapid growth associated with industrial expansion. He was invited as a distinguished panel speaker for the Connect Policy Forum (May 2014) and the Louisiana Smart Growth Summit (November 2014), as well as featured in the Business and Industry Connection (BIC) Alliance Magazine in February 2015.