Freese and Nichols Expands in Florida with Water Utilities Specialist Tom Cross

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Freese and Nichols continues building our Florida team with the addition of Senior Project Manager Tom Cross, PE, Assoc. DBIA, to lead transmission, utilities and pump station projects for municipal clients across the Southeast.

Tom has more than 26 years of experience in project development, design, permitting and construction management. He has spent more than 17 years in the Tampa Bay area and has led infrastructure and facility projects and master plan development for multiple Florida cities and counties, including TampaClearwater, Daytona Beach and Hillsborough County.

A regionally recognized leader in design-build project delivery, Tom can provide municipalities with an expanded array of options for completing their water, wastewater, reclaimed water or stormwater projects. He also is skilled in helping municipalities engage and inform their residents about major capital projects through public meetings and project information websites.

“Tom brings us solid technical and project management expertise,” Freese and Nichols Florida Group Manager Tony Pevec said. “He’ll also add his leadership skills to our team as a quality control reviewer, senior advisor and mentor.”

Tom is licensed as a Professional Engineer in Florida, Alabama and Georgia and is credentialed as an Associate DBIA by the Design-Build Institute of America. For almost a decade, he has taught as an adjunct instructor at the University of South Florida.

He received a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Mississippi and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee.