Samir "Sam" G. Hanna serves as President of SAM. From 1977 to 1994, Mr. Hanna was SVP for a large national engineering firm with 15 offices in nine states. During this time, he was responsible for overseeing company-wide land and hydrographic survey operations and managing up to 300 personnel, including numerous Registered Professional Land Surveyors, and more than 50 survey field crews. Mr. Hanna worked directly with a diversified group of engineering, geological, natural science, and environmental professionals.
Mr. Hanna founded SAM (Surveying And Mapping, LLC) in 1994 and serves as its President. Under his direction, the company expanded its initial offering of Land Surveying services to include Digital Aerial Mapping (Photogrammetry), full‐service Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE), Utility Coordination and Geographic Information System (GIS) services. Mr. Hanna's philosophy of recruiting the best people and providing the most advanced equipment and training maximizes the firm's efficiency. With the firm's focus on quality of work and customer service, he personally guides the company's methodology and approach to delivering services. He also participates directly in quality control and troubleshooting, including developing solutions to unique problems.
Mr. Hanna has been practicing Land Surveying for over 35 years. His experience includes projects with private and public sectors, including local, state, and federal governments. He has international experience in both Mexico and Egypt. His experience also includes six years in the U.S. Army Reserve as Chief Construction Surveyor. He is currently a member of numerous professional associations including American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, Texas Society of Professional Surveyors, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveying (MAPPS), Texas Council of Engineering Companies, and International Right of Way Association.
He received a B.S. in Engineering, Major in Surveying, from Cairo Polytechnic Institute in Cairo, Egypt, and arrived in the United States in 1970 as an immigrant. He became licensed as a Registered Professional Land Surveyor in Texas in 1975.