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




Melissa Mulhern, CFO

Melissa Mulhern has served as Knight’s CFO since the earliest days of the firm, bringing more than 17 years of financial and administrative experience to her fiduciary responsibilities and the day-to-day operations of core administrative functions. She is responsible for oversight of the firm’s finance and accounting, contract administration, human resources, risk management, information technology, sub-consultant and vendor contract administration, and employee benefit plan administration. She also serves as the firm’s EEO Compliance Officer and D/M/WBE Liaison Officer. Ms. Mulhern earned a Masters of Business Administration in Management & Organizational Development from North Park University and her BS in Finance from DePaul University.