Freese and Nichols Adds Greg Simmons to Lead Stormwater Projects in Central Plains Region
Freese and Nichols welcomes Greg Simmons, PE, CFM, as leader of the firm’s stormwater master planning and design team in the Central Plains region. “We are excited to have Greg bring his expertise in strategic planning and utilize his ability to allocate resources for stormwater programs,” said Clay Herndon, manager of Freese and Nichols’ Water Group in the Central Plains region.
Greg has a broad range of expertise in engineering and infrastructure asset management. Commissioned as a Navy Civil Engineer Corps officer after graduating from Texas A&M, he spent 15 years on active duty providing public works and construction management services to the Navy and Marine Corps at various installations across the U.S. and overseas.
Following his military service, Greg accepted a position in the Transportation and Public Works Department of the City of Fort Worth where he spent 21 years before retiring in August 2022. The last 16 years of Greg’s time with Fort Worth were focused on establishing and leading the city’s Stormwater Management program.
“What really impressed me about Greg’s background was his familiarity with the thought processes of municipalities, public project finance, and execution of projects. I am excited to bring this knowledge to the regional Freese and Nichols team and know he will be an asset to communities in Oklahoma and Arkansas, helping them solve their infrastructure challenges,” said Alan Hutson, Division Manager for Freese and Nichols’ Central Plains region.
Greg received his master’s degree in financial management from the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA and his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University.
He is a member of the American Public Works Association and the Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas Floodplain Managers Associations.