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

Tom Cross, photo courtesy of Freese and Nichols

TAMPA, Florida – May 7, 2020Freese and Nichols, Inc., continues building their 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.

Cross 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 Tampa, Clearwater, Daytona Beach and Hillsborough County.

A regionally recognized leader in design-build project delivery, Cross 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.”

Cross 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.

Freese and Nichols, Inc. is a professional consulting firm serving clients across the Southeast and Southwest United States. With sustainability in mind, Freese and Nichols plans, designs and manages infrastructure projects. It is the first engineering/architecture firm to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Learn more at