NSPE PE Institute
Tricia Hatley, P.E., F.NSPE
Executive Vice President Operations, Central Plains and Southeast US Regions
Freese & Nichols
Tricia Hatley is an Executive Vice President for Freese and Nichols, Inc overseeing operations in the Central Plains, Southeast US and Gulf Coast Regions. 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. Tricia graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. An avid runner, Tricia has completed eight marathons.