Jeffrey W. Freeman
Jeff Freeman currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Engineering Enterprises, Inc. (EEI). He began his career in civil engineering in 1996 and became a Principal with the firm in 2005. He has a strong background in water resources, environmental engineering and construction administration. Jeff has extensive experience in work involving planning and design for water supply improvements as well as drinking water and wastewater treatment improvements.
Jeff is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA). Jeff was the recipient of the Illinois Society of the American Water Works Association (ISAWWA) 2004 & 2006 Thurston E. Larson Best Paper Award based upon his presentations entitled “Planning, Design, Vulnerability Assessment and Construction” and “Water Conservation Ordinances – What Are They and Do They Work?” at the association’s 2004 and 2006 annual conferences, respectively. Jeff also was a recipient of the ISAWWA 2014 Robert T. Sasman Volunteer of the Year Award and the 2020 Water Professional of the Year award. Jeff is a former Chair of ISAWWA. Jeff continues to be on the ISAWWA Veterans Committee and WATERCON (ISAWWA Annual Conference) Technical Program Committee.
Jeff also has been, or continues to be, an active participant in many technical work-groups including the Northwest Water Planning Alliance (NWPA) Technical Advisory Committee. Jeff also is a member of the American Council of Engineering Companies Awards Committee.
He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Illinois, a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) and a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP). He has a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering and a Master of Science degree in environmental engineering, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.