Eileen Unger has more than 32 years experience in the engineering, construction and utility industries. As president of EPP, Eileen provides not only the leadership and strategic direction for the company, but also uses her expertise in project management, emergency preparedness process analyzation and practical plan development for client projects.
Prior to co-founding EPP, Eileen worked in a variety of capacities with Conectiv, Bechtel Construction Co. at the Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Station; and United Engineers and Constructors. Eileen has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University’s College of Engineering, and an M.S. in Engineering Management from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
While she was with Conectiv Solutions, a non-regulated subsidiary of Conectiv, she was responsible for conducting and developing the company’s Y2K vulnerability analysis and preparedness plan – ensuring that both systems and business processes would be uninterrupted. Eileen oversaw the development of Standard Operating Procedures, and documented business processes. She acted as an observer and evaluator during company-wide exercises, and had responsibility for the development and maintenance of the regional emergency operations plan which comprised over 500,000 customers. She managed the communication and coordination between company personnel and the municipalities within the eight-county region, and was accountable for the deployment of personnel to county Offices of Emergency Management during critical events. Eileen was also a representative to the corporate restoration center.
Prior to joining Atlantic Electric/Conectiv, Eileen worked for Bechtel Construction Co. at the Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Station where she designed emergency response simulations, developed standard operating procedures and handled planning and scheduling. Prior to that, she worked for United Engineers and Constructors at a chemical plant undergoing an extensive renovation.
Eileen has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University – College of Engineering, and an M.S. in Engineering Management from New Jersey Institute of Technology. She is a licensed professional engineer in the state of New Jersey and is the Executive Director of the New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association. She is the President of the National Association of Women Business Owners, South Jersey Chapter. She is on the Municipal Utilities Advisory Board in the Town of Hammonton, NJ, and is active in the American Society for Industrial Security, New Jersey Utilities Association, Network of Women in Computer Technology, the Contingency Planning Exchange and the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey. She was also appointed to the New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee and the Board of Directors of the Jersey Shore Partnership.
Eileen has received numerous awards and recognitions since launching EPP. Most recently, in May 2016, Eileen was awarded the 2016 Business Excellence Award by SJ Magazine. In 2014, EPP was selected as Company of the Year by the South Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). In 2013, she was indicted into the International Women in Emergency Management and Homeland Security Hall of Fame. In 2007, Eileen was named as one of 10 outstanding women in business by SJ Magazine, and was also named as one of New Jersey’s best 50 women in business by NJBIZ. In 2006, Eileen was recognized as one of three national recipients of the prestigious Wells Fargo and NAWBO’s Trailblazer Award, and she also won the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Women of Distinction award. Previous recognitions include being a 2005 Enterprising Women of the Year Award Finalist, 2004 Woman of Influence named by NJBIZ magazine, and one of the 24 People to Watch in 2004 by South Jersey Magazine.