Executive Leadership

Jim Wolfe
Mr. Wolfe is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Knight. Mr. Wolfe is an attorney with past concentrations in transportation, labor relations, regulated industries, real estate transactions, the Railway Labor Act and government relations. He is responsible for leading strategic business planning for the corporation.

Kevin Lentz, PE
As President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Lentz manages all aspects of Knight’s operations. He is a hands-on leader, providing clear direction for project work and extensive technical expertise while building and maintaining strong working partnerships with clients and industry leaders.

Location Leadership
Randy Byom, PE, Vice President, Wisconsin
Dan Kavanaugh, PE, Senior Vice President, Chicago
Clayton Shipley, PE, Vice President, Bolingbrook
Eugene Joynt, PE, Vice President of Construction Services
Christine Reed, PE, Senior Vice President, Springfield
John Adam, PE, Senior Vice President, Iowa

Functional Leadership
Noreen Ellis, Chief Communications Officer
Melissa Mulhern, Chief Financial Officer
Bill Murphy, SE, RA, PE, Principal Structural Engineer
Marko Popovic, PE, Principal Electrical Engineer
Roxanne Knapp, RA, Director of Architecture
Chuck Sommer, PE, Vice President of Civil Engineering
Jeff Bedwell, PE, Director, MEP Group




Bill Murphy, SE, RA, PE

Bill Murphy is a Principal Engineer responsible for directing Knight’s Structural Engineering practice. He has more than 30 years of experience as a structural engineer, architect and project manager on a variety of bridge, structural and facilities design projects. Mr. Murphy has a BA in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a Professional Structural Engineer in Illinois and a Registered Architect in both Illinois and Wisconsin. Selected projects Mr. Murphy led include the following:

College Ave Bridge Salt Domes Sparta Event Center 18th Street Pedestrian Bridge
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College Avenue Bridge