Joan Freitag serves as a senior vice president and civil works and federal principal at Hanson. She has 35 years of experience in management, business development, community outreach and communications. She provides strategic direction, client relationship management and leadership for Hanson’s federal, water resources and disaster recovery groups, which include project managers, engineers, scientists and technicians. In this role, she has led the firm to serve more than 30 federal clients, and Hanson holds 15 indefinite quantity contracts with federal agencies.. She was instrumental in creating Hanson's award-winning marketing and business development groups.
As a presenter on risk communication, Joan shares her experience working as the chief of external affairs for FEMA's Long-Term Community Recovery Planning program following hurricanes Rita and Katrina. In this role, she implemented FEMA's marketing, communication and outreach efforts. She also provides listening training to groups of professionals and has presented on various marketing topics, including SF330 creation and Federal Debriefing.