Tricia Hatley, PE

Executive Vice President for Operations

Tricia Hatley is an Executive Vice President of Operations for Freese and Nichols, overseeing offices in the Southeast US and Gulf Coast Regions. Tricia led our expansion into Oklahoma in the 2010s and earlier played a critical role in the development of our Dallas office. Along with her wide variety of transportation, planning, and public infrastructure design experience, she is also particularly skilled in public involvement and outreach. Tricia is an Envision Sustainability Professional with proven success in assisting clients in the development of sustainable project alternatives.

Outside of her work at Freese and Nichols, Tricia recently completed her term as the 2020-21 President of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). While serving as President, she led the organization in implementation of their strategic plan, which includes a focus on the promotion of diversity and tomorrow’s engineers. Major accomplishments during her term as President include the hiring of the organization’s first female executive director and CEO and successfully navigating the impacts of the COVID pandemic.  She is also a founding member of the Women in Transportation (WTS) chapter in Oklahoma.

Tricia graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. An avid runner, she has completed seven marathons.