Our Team

S&M has assembled a dedicated team of professionals who are uniquely qualified in the disciplines and services we provide our varied customer base. Our team members are committed to S&M’s core values — STRATEGIC    RESPONSIVE    TRUST — which underscores our commitment to our clients.

Key management team:

Chief Executive Officer Darron Miles

Founded S&M and Associates in 2000 as a design build construction management firm. Darron started with a single office in Pascagoula, Mississippi and now S&M has offices throughout the United States. Under his leadership S&M has continued to expand its scope of services and customer base. His ability to recognize and embrace change has made S&M into the company it is today. Darron has surrounded himself with a core team of professionals to help achieve his vision of moving the company from one with a national reach to that of a global focus.

Chief Operating Officer Cleve Collins

Has over 30 years of executive management in international business, logistic markets and government contracting. Cleve has managed companies and operations on six continents in over 70 countries. Cleve’s strong attention to detail allows him to assist customers in fulfilling their missions. Cleve vast knowledge of international business and government contracting has made him a key figure in S&M’s move towards a worldwide presence.

Vice President Hank Gatlin

Was brought on board for his expertise and background in government operations and physical security.  Prior to joining S&M Hank worked for over 35 years on National Security, Homeland Security and overall security concerns for both public and private sectors worldwide. Hank brings strong knowledge and ability in assessing the effectiveness of government and commercial security-related organizations, programs, and operations.

Senior Project Manager Micah C. Collins

Brings to S&M an innate understanding of customer service, a keen capability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and the ability to meet and surpass the project goals of a variety of stakeholders, on-time and on budget.  His extensive knowledge of physical security projects, including the management of numerous SCIF/SWE build-outs across the US, has made him an invaluable solution to the missions of our clients.

Senior Estimator Robert P. Lindley III

Delivers to S&M a critical eye and the ability to estimate a project without a set of plans. This is what separates him from other estimators. Robert’s disciplined process and procedures and willingness to spend the necessary time upfront on a project are the keys to his success. He has estimated hundreds of design build projects and commercial renovations without ever requesting a change order unless it was client driven.

Senior Advisor Mike Michael

Brings over 30 years of expertise in government and private sector operations and facilities management worldwide.  His critical thinking and understanding of physical security as it pertains to facilities construction has been sought after and valued both domestically and internationally. Mike’s knowledge and contacts have made him a vital member of S&M’s management team.