Jeff Banta

Nashville Region Operations Vice President

Jeff joined Messer in 2000 after graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. In 2008, he seized the opportunity to relocate to Nashville, Tennessee, to help establish Messer’s presence in our newest region at the time. Drawing on 20+ years of experience, Jeff finds innovative ways to achieve client goals on complex projects and works well leading project teams to solve challenges proactively. Jeff has diverse project experience across several industries including healthcare, education, aviation and industrial, such as the University of Cincinnati Health Operating Room Expansion, Jack Daniels Homeplace improvements and Bottling Plant expansion.  His higher education experience includes major projects at Vanderbilt University, Middle Tennessee State University, Nashville State and Northern Kentucky University.  Recently, he has been leading several projects at the Nashville International Airport (BNA), including the 5,000 car Terminal Parking Garage and the new Airport Administration Building.  

While not working on projects, Jeff supports the Nashville Ronald McDonald House and serves on the Commercial Construction Management Advisory Board for Middle Tennessee State University.