Leadership Team

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/AFFILIATIONS
  • 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, pedaling or turning the throttle.
  • My favorite project is building people!

Michael Emmons

Chief Operating Officer

Team Member Since 1984

EDUCATION

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

ASSOCIATIONS/AFFILIATIONS
  • 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.

Bobby Friedel, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Team Member Since 2000

EDUCATION

B.B.A., Accounting – Texas State University

CERTIFICATIONS
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Texas
ASSOCIATIONS/AFFILIATIONS
  • 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.

Keefe Andrews SpawGlass Director of I.T.

Keefe Andrews

Director of IT

Team Member Since 2005

EDUCATION

B.S., Information Technology Management – American Public University System

ASSOCIATIONS/AFFILIATIONS
  • Freshworks Community Expert

FUN FACT

  • I really enjoy working with IT professionals who are just starting out in their IT career. They have enthusiasm for the work and have great potential to pick up skills and contribute to the team quickly. Give people a chance, and many times they will surprise you with what they can do!

Kirby Baird

Director of Advise & Consult Services

Team Member Since 2003

EDUCATION

B.A., Political Science – Washington State University

ASSOCIATIONS/AFFILIATIONS
  • 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.

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/AFFILIATIONS
  • 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.

Lloyd Faver

President, North Texas Division

Team Member Since 2016

EDUCATION

B.S., Engineering Technology – Oklahoma State University

FUN FACT

  • While I am an Oklahoma State Cowboy through-and-through and wear America's brightest orange proudly, Dallas/Fort Worth is home. I am blessed to be raising my family in DFW.

Laurie Ingle, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Vice President, Team Member 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/AFFILIATIONS
  • Society of Human Resource Management
  • Associated General Contractors of America (National Human Resources Steering Committee 2012-2016)
  • Member, St. Peter Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church

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 TMR team can help make them successful.

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/AFFILIATIONS
  • 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.

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
  • ASHE Healthcare Construction Certificate
ASSOCIATIONS/AFFILIATIONS
  • Board Member, Bo’s Place
  • Board Member, Construction Career Collaborative​ (C3)

FUN FACT

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

David Paden - Austin Division President

David Paden, LEED AP

President, Austin Division

Team Member Since 2009

EDUCATION

B.S., Construction Science and Management – Texas State University

CERTIFICATIONS
  • LEED Accredited Professional
  • ASHE Healthcare Construction Certificate
  • ASHE Health Facility Commissioning (HFCx)
ASSOCIATIONS/AFFILIATIONS
  • Member, Urban Land Institute
  • Texas State University Construction Student Association
  • Texas State University Young Alumni Rising Star

FUN FACT

  • I love spending time with family and friends, being in the outdoors, fishing on the gulf coast and playing baseball and soccer with my boys.
  • I have had a unique opportunity to work in many SpawGlass divisions and build amazing projects with exceptional people. My favorite SpawGlass projects to date have been the Berry M. Whitaker Sports Complex for The University of Texas at Austin and the Lakeway Police Facility for the City of Lakeway.

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
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio 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.

Weston Voss

President, Civil Division

Team Member Since 2001

EDUCATION

Advanced Management Program – Harvard University
B.S., Industrial Technology, Construction Concentration – Texas State University

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!