Matt Davis, PE, LEED AP

President Emeritus and Special Project Manager

Growing up in a family of real estate developers, Matt has worked in all aspects of planning, designing, developing, and operating real estate over the past 25 years. This diversity is the foundation for his role in assisting tribal, municipal, and private developers balance their objectives with their limited resources and impact on their environment. He is passionate about understanding business and organizational needs while finding funding sources to assist with project development.

Matt, who joined Wightman in 1994 and served as President from 2014-2024, is married with two grown sons. When he’s not focused on complex business and client projects, as well as talent recruitment and development across the firm, you might find him in the wilderness tapping maple syrup, camping, hiking, running, or mountain biking with friends.

To learn more about Matt, check out this feature article from the Herald-Palladium. Matt Davis spotlight article.pdf

Areas of Focus

  • Tribal government projects
  • Local government projects
  • Funding & grant applications
  • Project planning development & management
  • Making problem projects successful
  • Multi-jurisdictional & complex projects
  • Project team development



B.S. Architectural Engineering
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Professional Training & Registrations

  • Professional Engineer in Michigan
  • Construction Site Certified Stormwater Operator Michigan
  • Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Certified
  • PSMJ Principals Bootcamp & Project Managers Bootcamp
  • Various Leadership Trainings including: Emotional Intelligence, Crucial Conversations, Catalyst University as well as others.


  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan (ACEC-MI) Firm of the Year for 2016
  • Wightman Rock Star Award Winner

Affiliations & Memberships

Personal Note

Love spending time in the wilderness and with close friends.

Matt Davis President Wightman

Contact Matt Davis

Office: 269.449.6817 Cell: 269.449.6817

Matt's Featured Projects