Senior Leadership


Jeffrey J. Hansen

As Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey (Jeff) Hansen works with stakeholders to ensure awareness of the overall strategic direction and financial health of the company. Specifically, Jeff is responsible for driving the integrity and sustainability of the business by building a culture of leadership excellence and accountability. Jeff believes in fostering a progressive business environment through innovation, creativity and growth to maximize the organization’s performance and effectiveness.

Jeff leads AP’s national footprint of border-to-border and coast-to-coast capabilities to deliver an exceptional product and building experience to its customers. Jeff has held financial leadership positions in family-owned entrepreneurial companies with operations in construction, real estate development and property management. Jeff is a certified public accountant.

Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa.

Chief Financial Officer

Marc Timberman

As Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Marc Timberman provides strategic leadership to the company and leads the organization’s financial planning, forecasting, and reporting as well as oversight of all accounting practices, audit, and compliance.  His responsibilities include developing and maintaining appropriate relationships with the company’s financial partners, shareholders, leadership, and team members. Marc also ensures that the company is adhering to the highest standards of business practices and internal controls.  In addition, Marc assists in building strong risk management practices, project controls, and processes to support and achieve strategic goals and directives.

Marc and his team champion the optimization of the financial effectiveness of the company by leading the financial analysis of business plans and the development of financial solutions through continuous improvement in systems and processes. He is a trusted partner to the business to capture new funding sources and drive financing options for projects.

Marc has over 22 years of progressive experience and is an accomplished senior leader in the construction industry. He has helped companies achieve sustainable growth by ensuring they are true to their values, vision, and strategy. Marc holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Finance from Southern Indiana University.

Regional President - Mountain States

John Herrera

As Mountain States President, John directs all operational activities in our Colorado and Wyoming offices and is responsible for strategic planning, risk management, and operational decisions. He began his field career with AP in 1992. As he progressed through various roles, including project engineer, superintendent, and senior superintendent, Herrera’s career trajectory was shaped by a blend of hands-on experience and learning the intricacies of construction documentation processes.

A life event led him to transition into an office capacity, where he honed his skills and ascended to increasing leadership roles. John’s success is grounded in perseverance, continuous learning, and embracing both successes and setbacks. He emphasizes the importance of pushing beyond comfort zones, being receptive to feedback, and maintaining resilience during challenging times.

John believes in giving back to our communities. He is serving as a Board Member for Construction Education Foundation (CEF), Board Director for Five Star Education Foundation and serves as a representative for AP at the Adams County Regional Economic Partnership. He is also involved in workforce development programs and is passionate about growing our community’s next generation of construction personnel. In his AP role, John encourages the support of career development programs emphasizing our participation in high school, college, and apprenticeship programs as both recruiters and mentors. Additionally, John advocates for internal training programs including leadership development, strength finding, and process improvement training.

John is an approachable leader with an open-door policy. You will often find John engaged in conversation with employees in the shared kitchen, routinely meeting with clients, and often on project sites continuing conversations with our field staff and subcontractors.

Regional President - Midwest & Southwest

Brad Hendrickson

Brad Hendrickson serves as AP’s Regional President in both the Midwest and Southwest regions where he provides overall strategic leadership. He is responsible for all aspects of business performance, including profitability and growth, operational efficiency, safety performance, quality, compliance, collaboration, client relationships and team member development.

With more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry, Brad has served in a variety of roles, including field engineer, project manager, chief estimator, construction manager and area manager. His project portfolio includes an impressive list of major projects including health care, higher education, hospitality, and manufacturing facilities. Brad’s experience and leadership, combined with exceptional supporting talent, drives AP’s success and supports ongoing growth, safety and sustainability.

Regional President

Will Pender

As Regional President of AP’s Gulf States region, Will Pender has over 17 years of construction industry experience and is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the AP Gulf States Region, assuming responsibility for all operational activities, business performance, risk management and client relations. Will believes that the key to being successful in business and leadership is the genuine relationships and friendships built. He reminds himself of this every day with the quote, “People want to work with people they like, know and trust.”

With a strong foundation in operations, Will has generated over $1B in revenue throughout his career. These project types ranged from high rise multi-family projects and historic worship facilities to the emerging market of online retail automated distribution. He is a business leader with a deep knowledge of operations, markets, financial reporting, and economic forecasting. Some of his favorite projects throughout his career offered challenges ranging from shortened schedules or complicated sites, in which colleagues bonded and developed together as a team.

Will is passionate about teaching and helping others grow both personally and professionally. At any given time, he is actively mentoring two or more individuals. In addition, Will presents an AIA accredited course on business development and client relations once a month to various firms throughout the A/E/C industry.

Will holds a bachelor of arts from Indiana University, currently serves on the Salvation Army ARC Board of Directors and is actively involved on the Advisory Board for the Urban Land Institute.

Vice President and General Manager

Mark Mitchell

As Vice President and General Manager for AP Southwest, Mark Mitchell sets the strategic direction for the region. This includes overseeing client relations, growth, quality and team development.

He brings more than 25 years in the construction industry and 20 years of experience in public affairs and community relations to AP. His background as the former Mayor of Tempe provides an added layer of knowledge on economic and legislative developments that are critically important in the construction industry. With this experience, he works to cultivate meaningful connections both internally and within the community to expand AP’s network and growth goals.

Mark lends his time and talent to many causes. He is a member of the Tempe Diablos, a member of Kiwanis Club of Tempe and member of Tempe Sister Cities. He also holds the position of Vice Chair of Government Affairs for the Arizona Association for Economic Development, serves on the Board of Directors and various committees for PHX East Valley Partnership, and is an active member of the Governmental Affairs committee for the Arizona Chapter of NAIOP.

Mark earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Arizona State University. He is also a graduate of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class XV.

Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Cara Peterson

As Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Cara Peterson is responsible for AP’s corporate legal strategy, including legal processes, policy compliance, and contract management and resolution. She is a key leader of AP’s legal team, providing strategic guidance to help the organization effectively resolve disputes and proactively mitigate potential business risks.

Cara brings 25 years of private practice and in-house experience to her role, including 15 years working in the construction industry. Her legal expertise in litigation, employment, corporate, transactional and risk management makes her a strong partner and leader for AP and its clients. Cara is an active member of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution with the American Arbitration Association.

Cara holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership Management from the College of St. Benedict, a master’s degree in Public Administration from Hamline University and a J.D. from Hamline University School of Law.

Vice President, Construction Processes and Technologies

Frank Sarno

As Vice President, Construction Processes and Technologies, Frank Sarno partners with our regional offices and operational leadership to develop and drive overall business strategy and direction for the company’s construction processes and technologies. Frank has more than 20 years of operations, financial and technical leadership experience in the construction industry. Frank leads a team of highly skilled individuals whose focus is to ensure project management and construction related processes are executed to drive successful outcomes that provide positive experiences for both AP’s customers and project teams.

Frank has long been a champion of Lean Construction and ‘grass roots’ based innovation in the field.  His innovation framework has allowed AP to expand their number and quality of innovations occurring in the field along with the urgency in which AP democratizes them to all team members.

Frank holds a bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering from Iowa State University and his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas.

Chief Human Resources Officer

Molly Weiss

Molly Weiss serves as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for AP, providing overall leadership of the human resources team and function across the company. As the senior executive in charge of HR and communications, she is responsible for succession planning, recruitment and retention, performance management, training and professional development, companywide corporate communications, organizational development and total rewards.

With more than 20 years of human resources and management experience and ten years in the construction industry, Molly has a proven track record of leading and aligning teams to drive positive outcomes. She works closely with executive leadership and internal teams to develop strategies and programs that support our company goals, business priorities, mission and values. She also works to build strong working relationships with key partners and establish meaningful connections and understanding among internal stakeholders.

Molly has a bachelors’ degree from St. Cloud State University and a master’s from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. She has participated in a variety of leadership development and professional certification programs and is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.


Vice President, Field Operations

Kent Weicht

In his role as VP, Field Operations Kent’s corporate responsibilities include safety, quality, productivity resourcing and corporate operations. He was previously Executive Vice President, with responsibility for AP’s Mountain States, Gulf States, California, Washington State, Arizona, Atlantic regions and all federal projects.

Kent joined AP in 1991 and served as project superintendent, project manager and Vice President of Operations with direct responsibility for field operations throughout the company. Kent led the implementation of Total Station at AP, increasing the efficiency and accuracy of surveying and layout, and has been instrumental in AP’s approach to safety. And development of Quality Control process and implementation In October 2015, AP adopted an incident and injury free safety model for the future, and Kent is currently leading a national team tasked with building safety as a culture throughout the company.

Prior to his career at AP, Kent was a civil and construction engineer with two national engineering/construction firms, where he gained engineering, construction and quality control experience in Heavy Civil, Industrial both in manufacturing and oil refinery.

Kent holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Montana State University and an MBA in Finance from Colorado State University. He serves on the board of AP Development and is chairman of the board for iState Insurance. He is an active member of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Colorado and the American Subcontractor Association.

Away from the office Kent enjoys skiing, fly fishing, hiking and spending time with his family.