Leadership Team

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Joel Stone

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer

Team Member Since 1988

EDUCATION

Advanced Management Program – Harvard University
B.S., Technology – Texas State University
Construction Certificate – Texas State Technical College Harlingen

ASSOCIATIONS/AFFLIATIONS
  • Past President, Associated Builders and Contractors Central Texas Chapter
  • Austin Chamber Education and Talent Development Council
  • City of Austin Small and Minority Business Council
  • Construction Advisory Board, Texas State University
  • Texas State Technical College Foundation

FUN FACT

  • I like living life on two wheels, on the road or in the dirt, peddling or turning the throttle.
  • My favorite project is building people!

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Michael Emmons

Chief Operating Officer

Team Member Since 1984

EDUCATION

Advanced Management Program – Harvard University
B.S., Building Construction – Texas A&M University

ASSOCIATIONS/AFFLIATIONS
  • Construction Industry Advisory Council, Texas A&M University
  • Chancellor’s Century Council, Texas A&M University System
  • Comal County A&M Club
  • CMA Peer Group
  • Member, St. Joseph Catholic Church – Honey Creek

FUN FACT

  • I've hunted big game, waterfowl and upland game in four different countries and on two different continents.
  • I was 25 years old when I was assigned my first project as a superintendent – a Foley’s store at Padre Staples Mall.

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Bobby Friedel, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Team Member Since 2000

EDUCATION

B.B.A., Business Management – Texas State University

CERTIFICATIONS
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Texas
ASSOCIATIONS/AFFLIATIONS
  • Construction Financial Management Association

FUN FACT

  • The first night-time concrete pour I got to experience was on the Texas State University Roy F. and Joann Cole Mitte Art/Technology/Physics Complex.

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Amer Al-Nahhas

President, Civil Division

Team Member Since 1992

EDUCATION

M.B.A. – Texas A&M University
M.S., Civil Engineering – Rice University
B.S., Civil Engineering – University of Petroleum and Minerals

ASSOCIATIONS/AFFLIATIONS
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Associated General Contractors of Texas
  • Served on Houston Mayor Bill White’s Green Building Advisory Council

FUN FACT

Two of my favorites:

  • SpawGlass Office Building in Houston – First LEED Certified Building in the City of Houston
  • Memorial Park Pedestrian Bridge – The "Living Bridge" over Memorial Drive, connecting the north and south sides of Memorial Park in Houston

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Kirby Baird

President, Austin Division

Team Member Since 2003

EDUCATION

B.A., Political Science – Washington State University

ASSOCIATIONS/AFFLIATIONS
  • Board Member, Associated General Contractors of America
  • Committee Member, Explorer Scouts

FUN FACT

  • One of my favorite things is to guest lecture at both Texas State University and Austin Community College. It’s always interesting to understand what the students are trying to glean and why.
  • My favorite projects are parking garages.

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Roger Berry, CPC

President, Senior Living and Campus Housing Division

Team Member Since 1984

EDUCATION

B.S., Building Construction – Texas A&M University

CERTIFICATIONS
  • American Institute of Constructors Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) Certification (Level 2)
ASSOCIATIONS/AFFLIATIONS
  • Past Chairman, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Greater Houston Chapter
  • Past Chairman, ABC of Texas
  • Professional Affiliate Member, AIA Houston

FUN FACT

  • My favorite SpawGlass project to date is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Houston Texas Temple.
  • I once surfed Ollie’s Point, Costa Rica.

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Hillary Cadra, CPSM

Director of Marketing

Team Member Since 2000

EDUCATION

B.A., Public Relations – Texas Tech University

CERTIFICATIONS
  • Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM)
ASSOCIATIONS/AFFLIATIONS
  • Society for Marketing Professional Services

FUN FACT

  • One of my favorite SpawGlass memories is climbing the tower crane and getting a bird's-eye view of the Valero Energy Corporation campus.

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Dan Hinson

Vice President, Finance

Team Member Since 2007

EDUCATION

M.B.A. – University of Houston
B.B.A. – Texas A&M University

ASSOCIATIONS/AFFLIATIONS
  • Construction Financial Management Association

FUN FACT

  • I'm a former United States Marine (Signals Intelligence) and a Desert Storm veteran.

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Laurie Ingle, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Vice President, Human Resources

Team Member Since 2002

EDUCATION

B.B.A. – The University of Texas at San Antonio
M.B.A. – University of Phoenix

CERTIFICATIONS
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
  • Society of Human Resource Management – Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)
ASSOCIATIONS/AFFLIATIONS
  • Society of Human Resource Management
  • Associated General Contractors of America (National Human Resources Steering Committee 2012-2016)
  • Member, St. Peter Prince of the Apostle’s

FUN FACT

  • I love to scuba dive, do any outdoor activities and travel.
  • My favorite SpawGlass project is meeting SpawGlass team members and finding out how the HR team can help make them successful.

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Eric Kennedy, AC

President, South Texas Division

Team Member Since 2000

EDUCATION

B.S., Construction Science – Texas A&M University
Eagle Scout

CERTIFICATIONS
  • American Institute of Constructors Associate Constructor (AC) Certification (Level 1)
ASSOCIATIONS/AFFLIATIONS
  • Vice President, Harlingen Consolidated ISD Foundation
  • Scout Master of Troop 1701, Boy Scouts of America
  • Rotary Member
  • Member, Grace Lutheran Church
  • School Board Member, St. Alban’s School

FUN FACT

  • I enjoy anything my kids are doing, beekeeping, basketball and the outdoors.
  • My favorite SpawGlass project to date is the UT Austin Student Activity Center. Our team overcame many obstacles to finish the building early, under budget and with multiple happy owners.

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Brandon Meyers, LEED AP, AC

President, Houston Division

Team Member Since 2002

EDUCATION

M.B.A. – The University of Houston
B.S., Construction Science – Texas A&M University

CERTIFICATIONS
  • LEED Accredited Professional
  • American Institute of Constructors Associate Constructor (AC) Certification (Level 1)
  • ASHE Healthcare Construction Certificate
ASSOCIATIONS/AFFLIATIONS
  • Board Member, Associated General Contractors Houston Chapter
  • Board Member, Construction Career Collaborative

FUN FACT

  • My favorite SpawGlass project to date is the Sam Houston State University James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center.

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Jason Smith, LEED AP

President, San Antonio Division

Team Member Since 1999

EDUCATION

B.S., Civil Engineering – The University of Texas at San Antonio
M.S., Civil Engineering – The University of Texas at San Antonio

CERTIFICATIONS
  • LEED Accredited Professional
ASSOCIATIONS/AFFILIATIONS
  • Associated Builders and Contractors South Texas Chapter
  • Construction Owners of America Association
  • Lean Construction Institute
  • UTSA Construction Institute Advisory Council
  • Chair of the Building Board, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church

FUN FACT

  • My favorite SpawGlass project to date is One Frost. A close second is the AT&T Center (formerly SBC Center).
  • I was raised in south Louisiana, and I love to cook Cajun food.

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Weston Voss

Vice President, North Texas Division

Team Member Since 2001

EDUCATION

B.S., Industrial Technology, Construction Concentration – Texas State University

ASSOCIATIONS/AFFILIATIONS
  • Programs Committee Member, Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council
  • Board Member, Near Southside, Inc.
  • Development Committee Member, Near Southside, Inc.
  • Children’s Ministry Teacher, First United Methodist Church Fort Worth

FUN FACT

  • I grew up on a working cattle ranch and now have my own rodeo keeping up with my three kids. I love family, anything outside, weekend projects and a good cup of coffee!

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Doug Worrell

Vice President, Estimating

Team Member Since 2003

EDUCATION

B.S., Construction Management – University of Houston

FUN FACT

  • I attended the University of Houston on an athletic scholarship and received three varsity letters in basketball. I traveled all over the United States and even played a game in the Astrodome.