2245 Texas Drive, Suite 200
Sugar Land, Texas 77479

The CLS Team

In the Right of Way industry - experience is everything.

CLS’s Leadership Team is comprised of skilled and seasoned professionals who are known industry wide for their expertise, creativity, and ability to solve “unsolvable” Right of Way problems. Leveraging their combined years of experience, CLS’s Leadership Team fosters a collaborative environment in which everyone works together to develop the most innovative and efficient solutions to today’s Right of Way industry challenges.

And since CLS still believes in “hands-on” management, you’ll always have a member of the Leadership Team assigned to oversee your project with CLS – from beginning to end – no matter the duration.

Contract Land Staff Board of Managers


In 2008, one of the nation’s oldest and most successful private equity firms - Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company, Inc. (HKW) – made a significant investment in CLS. This infusion of capital from HKW has rapidly propelled our growth across all of North America, allowing us to invest in and develop new Right of Way technologies, expand the array of services we offer, and hire additional top–notch talent.


CLS Officers

Brent Leftwich - President and CEO

Halet Murphy - Chief Financial Officer

Kerry Malone - Senior Vice President, Projects

Rosie Dawson - Senior Vice President, Title Services

Dr. Mazie Leftwich, Psy.D - Senior Vice President, Professional Development Institute (PDI)

Chris Thompson - Senior Vice President, Canada 

Lesley Buentello - Senior Vice President, Human Resources

David Martin, Esq.  - Senior Vice President, Special Projects 

Phil Pack, B.S.M.E.  - Senior Vice President, Projects

Leon Law - Vice President, Client Services Technology Solutions

Teri Cameron - Vice President, Marketing

Doug Holley - Vice President, Projects

Robert Roberts, Esq. - Vice President, Contracts & Facilities

Bruce Trepl - Vice President, Projects

Michael Cummings - Vice President, Projects

Liz Babcock - Vice President, Projects and CLS Safety Officer

Mike Brantley - Vice President, Projects 

Ed Trapp - Vice President, Electric Projects

Beth Minear, Esq. - Vice President & Project Management Strategist 


Just as important as our Leadership Team, CLS’s outstanding field employees are known for their commitment and dedication. In an industry known for "body shops," independent, and contract employees, CLS has attracted the best people, often our former clients, by offering exceptional employee benefits, top industry pay, extensive training, and a supportive and rewarding environment encouraging teamwork and dedication. Rigorous interviewing, screening, drug testing, evaluation of on-the-job performance and careful assessment of each individual client's needs further insure consistent quality service.