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Brian Coltharp, P.E.

President and CEO

Brian Coltharp became President and CEO in January 2017.  He established a reputation for outstanding client service throughout his distinguished engineering career, in which he oversaw several billion dollars in design and construction projects. During his time as Chief Operating Officer and...

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Larry Eckersley, P.E.

Chief Operating Officer for South Central Region

Larry Eckersley is Freese and Nichols’ Chief Operating Officer serving clients in Texas and Louisiana. During his years as Division Manager and Group Manager, he oversaw expansions of Freese and Nichols’ Construction Services, Program Management and Transportation disciplines. His strategy of...

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Mike Nichols, P.E.

Chief Operating Officer for National Offices

Mike Nichols is Chief Operating Officer serving clients and offices outside of Texas and Louisiana, including Freese and Nichols’ operations in Georgia, North Carolina and Oklahoma. As Chief Marketing Officer from 2002 to 2016, he oversaw implementation of client-centered marketing, a...

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Cindy Milrany, CPA

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer

Cindy Milrany joined Freese and Nichols in 1984 and was named the company’s first Chief Financial Officer in 1994. She oversees the company’s financial activities and customer-focused systems and manages all corporate functions except human resources. Cindy also leads strategic planning and...

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Thomas Haster, P.E.

Chief Business Development Officer for Water

Thomas Haster oversees business development efforts for water practices. Since joining Freese and Nichols in 1991, he has earned a reputation for providing outstanding service to water clients. Thomas played a critical role in the development of the Water and Wastewater Master Planning Group,...

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Alan Greer, P.E.

Chief Business Development Officer for Infrastructure

Alan Greer oversees business development efforts for the infrastructure practices. He has been instrumental in developing emerging market areas during his time at Freese and Nichols. In 1995, Alan led the initiative to establish Freese and Nichols’ presence in Dallas; during his 17 years of...

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Ken Reeves

Chief Human Resources Officer

Ken Reeves focuses on developing and executing staff recruitment, training, mentoring, leadership development and human capital management programs. Before joining Freese and Nichols in 2016, Ken directed human resources at the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth and at Bell Helicopter Textron....

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Bob Pence, P.E., BCEE

Chairman of the Board

Bob Pence became Freese and Nichols Chairman after serving as President and CEO for 15 years. He led the company through the difficult financial period that followed 9/11 and into a highly productive expansion that continues today. Under his leadership, Freese and Nichols added 12 offices, more...

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Bob Herchert

Senior Vice President

Bob Herchert served as President and CEO of Freese and Nichols from 1990 to 2001, and as Chairman of the Board from 2002 to 2016. He led the creation of many of the company’s management institutions, including the continuous improvement program; human resources group; annual employee survey; and...

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