Chairman of the Board
William Bradford is the President and CEO of United Communications, an entity he formed in partnership with MSouth Equity Partners, which provides telecommunications services to 12,000 residential and business customers in Middle Tennessee. As a telecommunications management executive, he has broad expertise in operations, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance, and direct industry experience acquiring cable television and telephone operations around the country.
William has been an active participant in state and federal industry associations and is a frequent speaker on the state of M&A and the industry.
He graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University with a degree in Mathematical Economics, and currently lives in Tennessee with his wife and four children. William enjoys spending time in the nearby mountains and lakes with his family and relishes a round of golf or a bird-hunting trip.
As a third-generation owner of Adolfson & Peterson Construction, Kirstin Adolfson brings a well-honed understanding of the family dynamics within closely-held business ownership. A founding member of the Adolfson Family Council formed in 2013, Kirstin worked on documenting the Adolfson family history and took a lead role in developing the Council’s purpose, principles and operating guidelines. She has become the key liaison between various family members and the Board of Directors.
Kirstin holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Minnesota with emphasis in Journalism, Mass Communications and Graphic Design and started her career at Adolfson & Peterson as a Marketing Coordinator. After several years in marketing and business development with different companies in the industry, Kirstin decided to continue her education, and earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Interior Design from Dakota County Technical College. Kirstin now has her own successful interior design firm, focusing on custom home residential design.
Kirstin’s community service work includes the Minnesota Children’s Museum, as the chair of the decorations committee for its black-tie fund-raising gala, and Wooddale Church’s housing construction program in Guatemala. She resides in Cottage Grove, MN with her son.
Joseph DeSplinter was appointed to AP’s board of directors after retiring as managing director at Ernst & Young. He began his career at E&Y in 1975, became partner in 1986, and later served as managing partner, first in Phoenix from 1995 to 2001 and then in Denver from 2001 to 2006. During his career at E&Y, Joe focused on Private Equity, Technology, Real Estate, Financial Services and SEC reporting matters, including initial public offerings, due diligence procedures and business combinations.
Joe obtained a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University and attended Kellogg Graduate School of Management as part of the Ernst & Young Executive program.
Joe held his CPA license in Colorado, New York, Illinois and California.
Mark D. Dixon
Mark D. Dixon, R.Ph, M.H.A., FACHE, leads the Mark Dixon Group, LLC, which provides integrated healthcare delivery systems and medical device suppliers consultative assistance. He brings a passion for integration and processes as well as a successful track record in managing change and executing strategy. As a director, Mark collaborates with AP on growth and marketplace diversity.
Mark has also served on the boards of directors with numerous local not-for-profit and for-profit organizations over the last two decades. Mark is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and regularly lectures at national meetings on relevant topics for healthcare administrators and physicians.
Mark earned both his undergraduate degree in Pharmacy and his Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) from the University of Minnesota. Mark and his wife, Sue, were both born and raised in Minnesota. They have two children. Mark enjoys time outdoors, long days at his lake cabin, and various sports.
Steven L. Pinney
Steven L. Pinney was appointed chairman of the board in September 2012. Steve also served as interim CEO of Adolfson & Peterson Construction from November 2013 through September 2014. He previously served as the Interim CEO of Dunnick MN, a heavy highway, underground and bridge contractor serving northwestern Iowa, western Minnesota and North and South Dakota.
Prior to his tenure at Dunnick, Steve retired as the Senior Vice President of Phosphates and Supply Chain from The Mosaic Company (a company formed by the merger of IMC Global and the Crop Nutrition Business of Cargill, Inc.). He was a founding member of the senior leadership team of Mosaic and was responsible for a significant portion of the due diligence when the crop nutrient supplier was created in 2004.
Steve holds an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Steve was born and raised on a farm in Le Sueur, Minnesota, and met his wife, Jessie, while attending the University of Minnesota. They now have three grown children residing in Minnesota, Florida and Georgia. Steven remains actively involved in his church and enjoys singing in the choir. His spare time is spent doing things with his wife. He enjoys gardening during the spring and summer, harvesting crops on his brother’s farm in the fall and building furniture over the winter months.
Grant Weicht is a third-generation owner of Adolfson & Peterson, Inc. Grant has been an active shareholder of AP Inc. for more than a decade and a member of the Leadership Team of the Adolfson Family Council since 2013. He also served as a Board Member for AP Development from 2010 until 2014.
Rather than follow his grandfather, father and brothers into the family business, Grant chose to practice medicine. He earned an M.D. from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1994, graduating cum laude, and was elected a member of the AOA Medical Honor Society. He went on to complete his residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Washington in 1998 and a fellowship in Pain Management in 1999. Grant earned an undergraduate degree in philosophy, cum laude, from Wheaton College and a master’s degree in Physiology from Georgetown University.
Grant currently practices Anesthesia full time as a partner in a physician-owned, physician-managed medical practice, navigating the complexities of today’s constantly shifting medical market.
Grant and his wife have five children and reside in Phoenix, AZ.
Brantley Barrow was elected to the Board in December 2018 and is serving a three-year term. Brantley worked in the construction industry for more than 30 years before retiring from Hardin Construction Company in 2014. He serves as a Board member for several for-profit and not-for-profit entities and is also a consultant to a construction industry contractor, where he advises the President on growth opportunities and strategic planning.
Brantley has an Associate of Education degree from Young Harris College and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. Brantley and his wife currently reside in Atlanta, GA.