Tom Petermann, PE

Principal / Director of Client Relations

For Tom, being a team player is what it’s all about. He grew up playing sports and dreamed of channeling his fascination with athletics into producing designs for arenas and stadiums. Today, as one of EEA’s Principals, Tom’s unique blend of engineering expertise and team building skills allow him to effectively lead design teams and exceed his clients’ expectations. Tom takes project management one step further and champions client outreach and professional development as the firm’s Director of Client Relations.

Tom earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a licensed professional engineer of Illinois. He is a passionate member of Friends of the Chicago River, CANstruction, and Lambda Alpha International.

Tom also likes to stay busy outside of the office. His weekends are centered around friends and family – usually coaching one of his three kids’ sports teams, playing golf, trying out new restaurants, or planning the next getaway with his wife, Hope.


What did you want to be when you were little? A pitcher for the White Sox.