EEA is pleased to announce Chris Keppner, P.E. and Tom Petermann, P.E. have been promoted to Principals of the firm.
“Expanding EEA’s leadership team reflects our continued focus on client service and future growth into additional markets and service lines to best serve our client’s needs,” shared Glen Eriksson, President of EEA. “We look forward to the significant contributions Tom and Chris will make for many years to come.”
Chris Keppner joined EEA in 2013 as the Chicago Operations Manager. Chris has been responsible for growing EEA’s Chicago office and expanding the firm’s market areas. Under his leadership, the firm’s Chicago office has transformed into a collaborative space supporting nine full-time associates. As the Operations Manager, Chris has mentored staff and managed projects focusing on urban redevelopment. Chris has also grown EEA’s industrial portfolio, a market he worked in for 15 years prior to joining the firm.
Upon promotion to Principal, his goals include positioning EEA’s Chicago office for future growth and continuing to expand EEA’s industrial and urban redevelopment market presence.
Tom Petermann joined EEA in 2013 as a Senior Project Manager and became the Director of Client Relations shortly thereafter in 2014. Tom has been tasked with growing EEA’s portfolio with a special focus on higher education.
In his dual-role, Tom has skillfully provided design leadership on projects while simultaneously managing, developing, and enhancing client service. During his three years at EEA, he has quadrupled the firm’s higher education project work, launched multiple business development initiatives.
As he steps into the Principal role, Tom will utilize his 18 years of experience to lead EEA’s focus on client service, while maximizing growth of institutional projects and markets beyond the Chicagoland area.