Patty Coffey was appointed as the Deputy District Engineer for the Nashville District in July of 2017 with responsibility for directing water resource activities of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers throughout the Cumberland River Basin, and navigation and regulatory matters in the Tennessee River Basin, an area of more than 59,000 square miles, with 49 field offices touching seven states and a work force of over 750 federal employees. In this position, Ms. Coffey is responsible for the District business management and program delivery, assuring that assigned local, regional, and national programs are executed within budget and schedule. Patty also provides District leadership in establishing and maintaining processes to manage the scope, quality, budget and schedules of all district projects. She manages and directs all programmatic activities, including program and budget development, preparation for Congressional testimony, oversight of program execution and reprogramming actions. Further, she is responsible for all civil works planning functions for the District, including plan formulation, economics and environmental resources.