Greg Simmons Brings Stormwater and Strategic Planning Expertise to Arkansas
Greg Simmons, PE, CFM, has made a move to Freese and Nichols Rogers office, expanding our national expertise and presence in Northwest Arkansas (NWA). Greg, who joined Freese and Nichols in 2022 to lead our stormwater master planning and design group, transferred from our Oklahoma City office to NWA.
Although Freese and Nichols just opened its NWA office in Rogers last year, we’ve been serving Arkansas communities since the 1940s. Northwest Arkansas is among the fastest growing regions in the nation, and Greg’s expertise in strategic planning, engineering and infrastructure asset management can help clients solve problems and develop strategies for future growth.
“Northwest Arkansas is a beautiful part of the country filled with vibrant communities,” said Greg. “I’m very excited about getting to know these communities better and finding ways that Freese and Nichols can help them advance their goals.”
Greg had a varied career before coming to Freese and Nichols, first serving in the military and then working in municipal government. He was commissioned as a Navy Civil Engineer Corps officer where he spent 15 years on active duty providing public works and construction management services to U.S. Navy and Marine Corps at installations across the country and overseas.
Following his military service, Greg worked for the City of Fort Worth in the Transportation and Public Works Department for 21 years before retiring in August 2022. He spent the bulk of his time establishing and leading the City’s Stormwater Management program but also had stints where his responsibilities included management of divisions responsible for streets and traffic system maintenance, construction and capital improvements.
“Greg’s broad range of experience is an asset to the Central Plains region,” said Alan Hutson, Division Manager for Freese and Nichols’ Central Plains region which includes operations in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri. “He has a keen understanding of how municipalities operate and an extensive background in public project finance and stormwater management. His knowledge and expertise provide a tremendous benefit to clients in Arkansas and the entire Central Plains region.”
Greg received his master’s degree in financial management from the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California, and his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M.
He is a member of the American Public Works Association and the Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas Floodplain Managers Associations and is a registered professional engineer in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, as well as a Certified Floodplain Manager.