Join NSPE leaders as they discuss the future of engineering and how our changing world will impact the profession. Engineers will play a vital role in the development and implementation of emerging technologies and tackling complex issues like sustainability and resiliency. All of these issues, challenges, and opportunities will have an impact on the workforce, licensure system and the specialization of our profession.
Tricia Hatley, P.E., F.NSPE, NSPE President 2020-2021
She serves on numerous committees within the organization. Tricia is a Past President of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers where she served in numerous leadership roles and is now a member of the Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers. Additionally, she is a Principal and Vice President at Freese and Nichols, Inc., an engineering, architectural, and environmental firm with offices throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia, Florida and North Carolina. She has been with FNI for 27 years and prior to that she worked at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Tricia obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Oklahoma State University in 1993. She is responsible for the firm's offices in Oklahoma, and her technical background is in the design of highway and urban roadways and drainage analysis.
Rick Guerra, P.E., F.NSPE, NSPE President 2021-2022
Rick Guerra, P.E., F.NSPE is the 2020-2021 President-Elect of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and will assume the role of NSPE President in July 2021.
He is President/CEO, and majority shareholder of Jose I. Guerra, Inc., a full-service facilities engineering firm with offices in Austin and San Antonio, Texas. The firm provides a comprehensive range of Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineering services to clients throughout the State of Texas.
Rick has been an active member of NSPE since 1994. He was president of NSPE-Texas in 2017 and has served on numerous committees and tasks forces at the national level. In 2018 he was named a NSPE Fellow.
He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1982 and his MS in Engineering in 1988, both from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas and California. In 2007, Mr. Guerra was appointed by Governor Rick Perry as the Licensed Professional Engineer Member of the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners, where he served until 2019.