Tracy Richter, Vice President, Planning Services
Tracy Richter is Vice President of Planning Services for HPM and has over 25 years of teaching and planning experience. He leads a team of specialists focused on providing a comprehensive approach to capital and operational building programs. Tracy has worked in 26 states and with hundreds of school districts across the country to create educational standards and long-range facilities plans that assist districts in successful facilities improvement programs.
Tracy knows firsthand that the planning process must be driven by a motivated team of knowledgeable problem solvers who demonstrate expertise, guidance, and direction that come from many years in the industry. He has helped owners develop plans with a systematic process that combines key data analysis with community participation and feedback.
Tracy holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Purdue University. He is among a small and elite group of private contractors invited to join the National Council of School Facilities (NCSF), a coalition of state K-12 public school facility directors that advocates for the delivery of buildings which support 21st-century learning and are sustainable and fiscally sound. Before joining HPM, Tracy owned and cofounded DeJONG-RICHTER LLC, a nationally recognized educational planning firm specializing in developing quality learning environments through systematic processes maximizing the use of data and community participation.