Chris Keppner, PE

Principal / COO

Chris Keppner is a Principal and Chief Operating Officer at EEA. In his role he oversees day-to-day operations and general management for the firm.

In addition to his 20 years of land development experience, his in-depth knowledge of designing mixed-use, residential and hospitality projects in dense, urban areas brings immediate value to EEA’s clients. Chris has also directed the design and permitting of more than 20 million square feet of residential, commercial, distribution, manufacturing, and office development projects with some of the largest developers in the country.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Bradley University and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate Finance from DePaul University. He is a licensed professional engineer in Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

Both clients and staff recognize Chris for his team building skills, clear communication, and uncompromising attention to detail.

Outside of EEA, Chris enjoys running during the summer, hunting during the fall, and coaching and cheering on whatever sports his three kids are playing throughout the year. He also sits on a fundraising committee for Ducks Unlimited, helping contribute to the creation, restoration and conservation of over 600-acres of wetland habitat across North America.


What is your favorite movie? The Lego Movie (I’m a Lego junkie).