Joey Hatch

7th Congressional District
Joey Hatch

Joey Hatch was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Regents by Governor Bill Haslam in 2017, representing the 7th congressional district. 

Before retirement, Hatch served as Skanska USA's Executive Vice President/General Manager in the Midwest United States, overseeing offices in Tennessee and Ohio.

A Nashville native, Hatch attended Nashville State Community College and then Auburn University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction.  He spent 23 years in the Joe M. Rodgers Construction organization, rising from an office intern to Senior Vice President.  He joined Skanska in 1996, where he served as Chief Operating Officer until December 2015 when he assumed his current role of Executive VP/General Manager.  In his 43 years in the construction industry, Hatch has been involved in over 200 projects in 20 states totaling over $6 billion.

Hatch has a passion for issues related to diversity and inclusion, and he was instrumental in the development of Skanska’s Diversity Business Program.  The program has since grown and become the international program for Skanska’s more than 55,000 employees worldwide.  He was a founding member of Skanska’s National Diversity and Inclusion Council, where he served two terms.  Skanska has won numerous awards under his leadership. 

Hatch also serves as Board Chair of Nashville State Community College’s Foundation and as a member of the boards of the YWCA of Middle Tennessee, the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and Conexion Americas. He also serves on Mayor Megan Barry’s Gender Equity Council.



Board, System-wide Audit Committee, Finance and Business Operations Committee, Personnel and Compensation Committee, External Affairs Committee, Workforce Development Committee