Alex D. Oak, PE

Chairman + Chief Executive Officer


Education + Certifications

BS degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University

MBA degree in Real Estate Administration from the Kelley School

  • Team Responsibility

    As Chairman and CEO of Cripe, Al oversees the projection and accountability of the firm and its staff.

  • Experience

    Al joined Cripe as a land surveyor and over the last 47 years has served in just about every area of the firm. 

    Al is also Co-Founder and Chairman of ECO Oxygen Technologies, LLC, which provides environmentally effective solutions to the treatment of water and wastewater through super-oxygenation of effluent throughout the U.S. 

  • Noteworthy Projects

    Geist Lake

    Southport Crossing

    Tipton Lakes

    St. Francis South Campus 

    Carmel Science and Technology Park

    Allison Pointe 

    Morse Reservoir 

    Rising Sun River Boat Casino 

  • Professional + Community Development

    Advisor – Cripe Charitable Foundation 

    Member – Community Board – Old National Bank 

    Member – Indianapolis Dean’s Council – Kelley Center for Real Estate Studies

    Founding Memeber – Black Philantrhopy Circle – Indiana University


    Chairman – Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce

    Chairman – Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership

    President – Big Brothers of Greater Indianapolis 

    Director – Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee

    Member – Board of Trustees – Sagamore Institute for Policy Research

    Member – Board of Trustees – Crossroads Council Foundation of the Boy Scouts of America 

  • Achievements

    Distinguished Alumnus – School of Civil Engineering – Purdue University 

    Recipient – Legacy Award – Kelley School’s Center for Real Estate Studies

    Distinguished Hoosier – Governor of the State of Indiana 

    Fellow – Academy of Alumni Fellows – Kelley School’s Center for Real Estate Studies 

    Recipient – Spirit of Philanthropy Award – IUPUI

    Recipient – Community Mentor Award – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana

  • Personal

    Al enjoys supporting and mentoring young professionals. His favorite pastimes are golfing and boating, but most of all he enjoys spending time with his friends and family.