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




Eugene Joynt, PE

Mr. Joynt leads Knight's construction services practice, drawing on more than 35 years of experience, including six years as the Bureau Chief of Construction with IDOT where he successfully managed more than $1 billion in annual construction contracts and directed a staff of 350 IDOT and consultant professionals. Mr. Joynt has a well-deserved reputation for effectively managing high-profile infrastructure construction projects including the reconstruction of the Dan Ryan Expressway, Kingery Expressway, Hillside Strangler and Wacker Drive. Mr. Joynt is an active member of the region's engineering and construction community, serving as Chair for IRTBA/IDOT District 1 meetings and participating in ACEC, HACIA and Joint Coop organizations and activities.