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Brian Coltharp, PE

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 Water Practice Leader, he coordinated Freese and Nichols’ comprehensive approach to delivering across-the-board services to clients. He maintains that commitment in his new leadership role, focusing on continuing Freese and Nichols’ legacy of responsiveness and top-quality work.

Brian has been with Freese and Nichols for his entire career, joining the firm in 1992 shortly after receiving a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.