Stephanie J. Hickman is the President and CEO of Trice Construction Company (Trice), a leading commercial concrete construction firm.
Hickman’s work experience provides Trice with a proven leader who knows what it takes for a business to succeed. Prior to managing Trice, Hickman spent nearly 25 years working in the utility industry and practicing labor law with a significant portion of her professional career working within the nation’s largest energy company, the Exelon Corporation. While with Exelon, Hickman served as Director of Labor Relations, Assistant Director of Human Resources for the Midwest Region of Exelon Nuclear, and Vice President for Human Resources for Exelon Energy Delivery. Hickman culminated her time at Exelon as Vice President, Legislative Affairs for ComEd, the company’s Chicago based subsidiary.
Prior to Exelon, Hickman served as the Labor Relations Manager of Duquesne Light Company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Hickman has also worked as an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago. Hickman’s utility experience has provided her with a unique insight into the needs of the concrete construction industry and has lead to the creation a company business model that is truly unique. This new business model has been instrumental in Trice’s transformation from a historically residential company into a growing force within commercial concrete construction.
Outside of Trice, Hickman is involved in a number of boards and organizations. She is an advisory board member for Harold Washington College and The University of Mississippi Alumni Association. She serves on the board of directors for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and the American Association of Blacks in Energy. In 2009, Hickman was a Chicago Defender’s Women of Excellence Honoree.
Hickman earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Eastern New Mexico University. She earned her law degree from the University of Mississippi where she was a member of the Mississippi Law Journal. She completed the Management Program for Executives at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. Recently Hickman completed the nextONE Business Accelerator Program at the Chicago Urban League in conjunction with Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Hickman is also a fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago and East Central Regional Director for the Women Construction Owners and Executives (USA).