CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
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
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.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER - WEST
As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating officer of the western regions, Tom directs all operational activities of the Mountain States and Wyoming offices and is responsible for strategic planning, risk management and operational decisions. Tom reinforces with all regional teammates a culture of trust, believing that doing the right thing by AP projects and clients is always the right choice.
Since joining AP 1984, Tom has held a number of positions, including superintendent, general superintendent, vice president, and senior vice president. He works closely with the region’s leaders in marketing, business development, preconstruction, project management, field operations and finance to produce and execute comprehensive plans covering every aspect of the region’s operations.
Tom serves on the board of directors for the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, and is a board member of the Associated General Contractors of Colorado (AGC). He is a member of the US Green Building Council, the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the American Hospital Association (AHA) and is Healthcare Construction Certified through the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE).
Brad Hendrickson serves as AP’s Regional President in the Midwest where he provides overall strategic leadership for the region. 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.
Brad has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry 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 in the Midwest and supports ongoing growth, safety and sustainability.
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.
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
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
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 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
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.