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




Jeff Bedwell, PE

Mr. Bedwell joined Knight as Director, MEP Group in early 2015. With more than 25 years of experience in MEP engineering and consulting, he brings Knight clients a wealth of project experience and strong relationships within the industry. Mr. Bedwell is proficient in MEP system design for institutional, commercial and residential projects drawing on an effective management style that engages clients, staff and stakeholders while actively managing project objectives, challenges and opportunities. Mr. Bedwell has extensive experience with International Building Codes for all disciplines including codes referenced therein as well as other codes and standards including NEC, NFPA, ASHRAE, ADA and ANSI. He is also proficient in technical and client recommendation report writing for Risk Assessments, equipment and system renovations/replacements, professional recommendations and studies.