As an avid LEGO and K’NEX builder from an early age, John has always been interested in construction and engineering and believed this career path would suit him well.
John earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering focusing on transportation from the University of Iowa in 2010. Being an engineer has allowed John to pursue a number of his passions: engineering design, interacting with others and working as part of a team.
With more than ten years of civil engineering design and construction experience, John demonstrates strong Project Management skills and has specialized in Utility Engineering Design, Roadway Design and Construction, and Stormwater/Drainage Design. Before joining EEA, John served as the Lead Utility Coordinator for the design of the Illinois Tollway’s proposed $340 million-dollar I-490 Southern Alignment Corridor. He was also the Program Lead for AT&T’s Utility Relocation Design work throughout the state of Wisconsin.
As a Client Manager at EEA, John focuses on business development/marketing, manages multiple projects throughout the Chicago metropolitan area and surrounding suburbs, and confirms that projects meet all local and state agency permitting requirements. John is a member of the American Public Works Association and American Society of Civil Engineers and has developed relationships in multiple market sectors to cultivate future business in Wisconsin, Illinois, Texas, Florida, and California. He is based out of our Chicago office and is a licensed professional engineer in Illinois and Wisconsin.
When he’s not enhancing EEA’s urban redevelopment and education portfolios, John loves to explore new restaurants throughout Chicago with his wife, spend plenty of time out on the golf course, and relax with his family. If you catch him watching sports, he will likely be watching golf or a football game, as he is a die-hard Bears and Hawkeyes fan. John also enjoys taking trips to the Northwoods of Wisconsin to escape the city and spend time outdoors.
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