Meet Our Team

Meet the KEO Dream Team

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Chris Onwuzurike President & CEO

Chris Onwuzurike is Founder/President/CEO at KEO & Associates, Inc. With over a decade of experience in the construction industry, his work includes 15 years with the City of Detroit in various departments, as well as 10 years in the private sector, and the launch of KEO in 1994.

He earned a Bachelor’s of Architecture from Lawrence Technological University and a Master’s degree in Construction Management from Eastern Michigan University. He also holds a post-graduate certificate in Project management from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Chris is a licensed State of Michigan Builder and Contractor. specializing in Project Management. His project experience includes: Educational, Amusement Park, Recreational, Entertainment, Healthcare, Shopping Centers, Strip-Malls, Gas Stations, Public Facilities and Water Plants.

In the last twenty years, Chris has been responsible for providing oversight in numerous projects valued in excess of one billion dollars ($1billion).

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Michelangeo Cereghino General Manager

Michelangelo Cereghino has more than 20 years of international experience in design, construction supervision, project management and cost estimation. He is a professional who effectively builds team relationships with owner representatives, subcontractors and tradesmen. He has a very detailed and in-depth knowledge of project planning. Michelangelo has been with KEO for over 12 years.

Education and Certification

  • Construction Management Studies, Eastern Michigan University, continuing
  • Bachelors’ of Science in Architecture, Pontific Madre y Maestra University, 1995
  • OSHA 30-Hour Certified in Construction Safety and Health
  • QC Certification

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Lisa Ojeshina HR Manager, Project Analyst, and Compliance Manager

Lisa oversees all areas of office administration, personnel management and project coordination. She provides oversight and supervision to project schedules, contractors, vendors and field personnel. She reviews and process contractor certified payrolls and ensures all required project documents are in compliance.

Lisa comes with over 15 years’ experience in International Human Resources Management, Project Management, Contract Negotiation and Corporate Business Analyst skills.

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science—Public Relations, Tennessee State University
  • PMP Certification
  • State of Michigan Notary Public
  • OSHA 10-Certification
  • OSHA 30-Certification

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Maricia Bails Project Accountant

Maricia has over 22 years of finance support experience, along with extensive knowledge in accounting, forecasting and job cost management. Areas of expertise include budgeting, financial reporting, account reconciliation, billing and payment procedures and auditing.

Education and Certifications

  • University of Detroit, B.B.S - Accounting, M.B.A. - Finance
  • General Motors Institute, Certification - Personal Computers, Lotus, Auto Cad

Other Outstanding KEO Team Members Include:

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Amara Duru

IT & Help Desk Specialist 

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Alex Howard

Assistant Superintendent

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Brent Koors

Project Superintendent

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Karl Nurmi

Project Superintendent

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Jim Sheridan

Project Superintendent

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Cedric Hesley

Project Superintendent

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Umeash Sugabramam

Project Engineer & Estimator

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Walter Murphy

Project Estimator

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Tawanna Harris

Document Clerk

True Professionals
Keo & Associates gave us the amazing transformation we needed to get to the next level. From concept to completion, they were true professionals. Greg N., Sports Unlimited