John P. O'NeillB.S. in Civil Engineering, 1989. Director of Civil Engineering, A. Epstein & Sons
John O'Neill was born in Chicago, grew up in the Chicago area and might not have continued his education in Chicago if it wasn't for meeting an IIT recruiter at a college fair. He went west and worked for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, but he came back. He's currently the director of civil engineering for A. Epstein and Sons, an architectural, engineering and construction company.
As a student, O'Neill had a radio show on WIIT and was a member of IIT's American Society of Civil Engineers student chapter. "I probably didn't take advantage of nearly as many opportunities as I should have," O'Neill says. "I was very involved in my fraternity, Delta Tau Delta. My time at IIT was enriched tremendously by my involvement in the fraternity. I learned valuable leadership skills to go along with the great technical education I received from IIT and made many life-long friends."