Leerie T. Jenkins, Jr. hails from Atlanta, Georgia. He received his Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia in 1970 and his Masters Degree from the University of Michigan in 1978. Mr. Jenkins has been with Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc. for more than 28 years. In 1997, Mr. Jenkins was named a Fellow with the American Society of Landscape Architects.
After completing graduate school, Leerie joined FS&H in 1972 as a project planner. In 1982, he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of RS&H’s North Carolina operation. In 1987, after a change in company ownership, Leerie returned to Jacksonville and was installed as COO of the new Hunter/RSH in July and later that year was named President and CEO of the company.
The employees of Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc., led by Leerie reaffirmed their commitment of performing as a trusted and respected multidisciplinary professional firm in the southeast by purchasing the assets and name of the company. This change enabled the new RS&H to utilize its long-established expertise and reputation to meet the needs of its clients. Leerie was elected Chairman, President and CEO of the newly reformed Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc. in June 1990.
Leerie’s responsibilities include directing all corporate activities including business development, administration, management, fiscal accountability, design quality control, technical adequacy and review agency communications.
Leerie is very active in both local and statewide activities and has served or is serving proudly on the board or as a member of the following organizations: the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Florida, the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission (JEDC) and the Florida Council of 100.
Leerie and his wife Norma have four children: sons Leerie, III and Kit and daughters Georgia and Alexi.