Leland Hairr, Ph.D.
President and Founder of EEA


Lee Hairr is a co-founder and has been President of EEA, Inc. since its founding in 1979 as Energy & Environmental Analysts, Inc.  Dr. Hairr has been in environmental consulting for over 35 years.  Prior to founding EEA, he had been Senior Vice President of the Environmental Division of a national environmental and occupational health-consulting firm owned by the Equitable Life Assurance Society insurance company.

At EEA, he has been the Principal-In-Charge of air quality and noise studies, Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Management Systems, as well as CEO.  Currently, he is the Principal-in-Charge of the Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments for the NYC Watershed Management Acquisition Program in the Catskill, Delaware, and Croton watersheds for the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) as well as for many private sector clients.

Professionally, he has served on ASTM and ANSI national standard committees that developed standards for Environmental Site Assessments and Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001).  He is also a member of the metro New York chapter of the American Planning Association, having served as a past chair of the environmental committee.

Dr. Hairr received his Ph.D. from New York University’s School of Engineering and Science in 1974, and from 1988 to 2001 he was an instructor in the Master’s Program at NYU’s Real Estate Institute in Manhattan.  He is author of “Environmental Issues in Real Estate Acquisition and Development” in The Real Estate Development Manual (Warren Gorham & Lamont).

Active in the community, Dr. Hairr served on the Board and as President of The Family Service League of Suffolk County.  In 1993, he received Newsday’s Volunteer of the Year award.   Currently, he is on the Board of Directors of  the North Shore Land Alliance Inc. in Old Westbury, and The Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities He is also a member of the Technical Advisory Counsel for The Friends of the Bay for Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor.


He also has been Mayor of the Village of Lloyd Harbor since 1999 and previously served as Chairperson of the Village Planning Board and the Environmental Review Board.  He is active in the Suffolk County Village Officials Association, serving as President from 2008 to 2010.  He is a member of the Suffolk County Planning Commission’s Energy Working Group for Comprehensive Plans and a member of the Municipal Committee of the Long Island Regional Planning Council’s “LI 2035 Initiative”.  Dr. Hairr also served as the President of the TriCounty (Nassau, Suffolk & Westchester) Municipal Officials Association in 2009 and is active in the New York State Conference of Mayors, serving as a member of the Nominating Committee in 2010.