Team SUCCESS BUILT ON A FOUNDATION OF DRIVEN LEADERS
LEADING WITH EXCELLENCEMYR Group’s culture reflects our strong leadership team
We strive for greatness by keeping our mission, vision, values, and operating principles at the center of everything we do. Our accomplished leadership team promotes this attitude of excellence as they guide the company forward. By providing strategic insight, shareholder engagement, and top-tier corporate governance practices, they continue to develop MYR Group’s legacy while empowering others to continually raise the bar.
RICHARD S. SWARTZ
Appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2017, Rick brings more than 40 years of experience in the electrical construction industry. In this role, he assumes complete profit and loss responsibility for MYR Group and its subsidiaries and chairs the company’s executive committee. MYR Group’s performance reflects Rick’s strong leadership as we strive to be the most efficient, high value provider to our clients. Through proven business practices and operational excellence, our employees’ ongoing commitment and dedication, and our ability to shift and grow in a dynamic energy landscape, Rick drives MYR Group to deliver solid financial returns while remaining focused on developing the next generation of leaders.
Prior to being appointed CEO, Rick served for seven years as the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, guiding the strategic and operational leadership of our Transmission & Distribution (T&D) and Commercial & Industrial (C&I) divisions. He began his career in field operations with Sturgeon Electric, advancing into a variety of senior management positions. Rick’s vision for improving profitability and safety has led to project management and productivity programs and several corporate safety initiatives which have positioned the company as an industry leader.
TOD M. COOPER
Tod, who was appointed MYR Group’s senior vice president and chief operating officer (COO) of the Transmission and Distribution (T&D) division in 2017, leads the division’s operations and growth strategy and serves on MYR Group’s executive committee.
Well-versed in all aspects of operations, Tod has more than 30 years of industry experience. In his current role, Tod’s key responsibilities include overseeing personnel development and working with safety leaders to develop and enhance behavior-based safety programs. Under his guidance, Tod ensures MYR Group employs the safest, most proactive, and best-trained workforce in the industry.
Before he was COO, Tod was MYR Group’s senior vice president for regional T&D district operations and MYR Group’s large projects group. He began his career in 1989 as an estimator with MYR Group subsidiary, The L.E. Myers Co. Tod has a master’s certificate in applied project management from Villanova University and a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University.
JEFFREY J. WANEKA
Jeff was named MYR Group’s senior vice president and chief operating officer of the Commercial and Industrial (C&I) division in 2017. As such, he is responsible for the division’s overall growth, strategies, and day-to-day operations and drives thought leadership, innovative thinking, and cross-collaboration – particularly in company best practices – to enhance business operations in the U.S. and Canada. He also serves on MYR Group’s executive committee.
Before this, Jeff was president of Sturgeon Electric’s C&I group. He joined Sturgeon Electric in 1991, and throughout his 30 years with the company, has served in various roles of increasing responsibility. During his career with MYR Group, Jeff pioneered several programs that have helped vault the company to the top of the industry. He received a Bachelor of Science in industrial construction management at Colorado State University.
BETTY R. JOHNSON
Betty was appointed MYR Group’s senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) in 2015. Prior to this role, Betty served on the Board of Directors for MYR Group for 8 years. In her current role as CFO, she drives MYR Group’s strategic financial initiatives and efforts to produce profitable growth and long-term value for our investors, clients, industry partners, and employees. She also serves on MYR Group’s executive committee. Betty served on the Board of Directors for MYR Group for 8 years before stepping down to accept the CFO role.
Betty held various senior management finance roles within the manufacturing and construction industries before joining MYR Group. Most recently, she was executive vice president, CFO, and treasurer of Faith Technologies, Inc. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Loyola University in Chicago and is a certified public accountant (CPA). Betty also serves on the board and is audit committee chair for Atkore International Group, Inc.
WILLIAM F. FRY
Appointed MYR Group’s vice president, chief legal officer, and secretary in 2019, Will oversees a team of attorneys responsible for all aspects of the company’s legal affairs across the U.S. and Western Canada. He also oversees MYR Group’s risk mitigation efforts and spearheads the company’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) program.
Will has practiced law and served as a general counsel in the construction industry for more than 20 years and was named vice president of legal at Furmanite Corporate when it merged with Team, Inc. He earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering from Texas A&M University and a Jurisprudence Doctorate in law and engineering from the University of Houston. Will also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Rice University.
A. JAMES BARRETT
Jim joined MYR Group in as vice president of Human Resources in March 2020. As a group committed to learning, he and his HR colleagues are proud of the programs they have implemented to create a more inclusive culture, and further develop and invest in our people to help them reach their fullest potential. MYR Group promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our operations and takes pride in being an employer of choice.
In his 35-plus-year career, Jim has managed HR operations for more than 20,000 employees and hundreds of offices throughout the continent. Before MYR Group, he held vice president and leadership roles with Renewable Energy Systems Americas, AECOM, and ARCADIS North America. Jim received a Bachelor of Science in business and an MBA in production operations management from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
JEAN A. LUBER
Appointed information technology (IT) vice president in 2016, Jean’s future-driven mindset guides MYR Group to deliver innovative, technical solutions and the frameworks required to support our success. MYR Group’s IT teams focus on deploying systems and networks, adapting new technologies, ensuring cyber security, implementing technological infrastructure, and enhancing mobility to serve our employees, customers, and projects safely and effectively.
Jean possesses 40-plus years of experience leading IT support systems, telecommunications efforts, and infrastructure integration. She earned graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Illinois.
WENDY L. DAVIDSON
Wendy joined MYR Group as vice president of business development in 2020 where she is focused on driving strategic growth throughout the markets we serve. Wendy leads a dynamic team that develops new opportunities, fosters client relationships, and implements effective business strategies that respond to changing market demands to further establish MYR Group’s position as an innovative partner in the clean energy transformation.
Throughout her 30-plus-year career, Wendy has held advisory and leadership roles in the energy and industrial construction markets. Prior to joining MYR Group, she successfully led business development for Mortenson’s Wind Energy Group by building on her diverse experience gained in previous roles at Koch Industries and GE Capital, as well as, founding her own consulting practice. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University.
STEVEN D. CAVANAUGH
Steve joined the MYR Group network of companies in 2002 in an operations role for The L.E. Myers Co. After working in operations for a few years, he became a safety engineer developing site-specific safety plans. In 2011, Steve was promoted to safety vice president where he has implemented energy-based safety programs and proactive human performance tools to improve cognitive behavior as it relates to safety. At MYR Group, safety is life, and Steven’s leadership drives a safety culture of constant innovation and improvement.
With nearly 40 years of experience, Steve has been instrumental in developing MYR Group’s safety initiatives and programs.
MINDIE W. MCIFF
Mindie joined the MYR Group network of companies in 1992 under MYR Group subsidiary, The L.E. Myers Co. In 2010, she was promoted to district manager of a sister company, Sturgeon Electric Company, Inc. and in 2012, Mindie was appointed regional vice president, Transmission & Distribution (T&D) west and vice president, corporate estimating for MYR Group. In these roles, Mindie oversees business operations in the western U.S. and leads the Company’s T&D estimators. Her teams create efficiencies through improved technology and establishing committees to improve cross-collaboration and information sharing across companies.
With nearly 30 years with the company, Mindie has held various roles including expanding the western region’s transmission and distribution operations team and managing the corporate estimating department. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah.
RUSSELL A. HINNEN
Russ joined MYR Group in 2008 and was appointed vice president of corporate accounting in 2015. In this role, he helps streamline efficiencies related to reporting, automation processing, and tax functions for MYR Group. He also leads due-diligence and integration efforts for acquisitions.
Russell, who has more than 23 years of experience, received a Bachelor of Science in accountancy from the University of Illinois. He is also a past president and board member of the Chicago West Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors and a member of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the Illinois Certified Public Accountant Society (ICPAS).
MARISA A. OWENS
Marisa was appointed vice president of operational accounting in November 2014. In this role, she streamlines the accounts payable and accounts receivable processes to ensure more efficient and accurate operations. Her team helps reduce overhead costs and implements strong systems to best serve our partners and subcontractors and lead MYR Group through periods of growth.
Marisa has been an integral leader of MYR Group’s accounting team for nearly 35 years, managing the financial and accounting health of the organization and leading the transition to electronic accounting systems. In addition to a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, she holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
MICHAEL L. ORNDAHL
Mike joined MYR Group’s legal team in 1997. As Vice President-Assistant General Counsel, he is responsible for all legal aspects for the company including claims and construction litigation, OSHA citations and litigation, contract creation and negotiation, and handles company real estate transactions. He reviews and negotiates contracts and works to achieve acceptable terms from owners, subcontractors, and general contractors. Mike’s team also works closely with the Human Resources, Risk Management, and Safety departments. Mike received his Juris Doctor of Law from Loyola University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois.
MARK A. ENOS
Mark joined MYR Group in 2000, holding management and director roles within the company’s fleet operations department. In January 2018, he was appointed vice president for our fleet team, which manages MYR Group’s centralized equipment and tooling inventory – one of the largest transmission and distribution equipment fleets in the U.S. Through continued investments and the development of innovative equipment and solutions, MYR Group’s fleet team is integral in improving project safety, creating efficiencies that reduce downtime, and elevating customer and crew satisfaction. Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts in business management from Colorado State University.
Jennifer joined MYR Group’s accounting team in 2001 and was appointed to vice president and treasurer in 2020. She is responsible for managing all corporate treasury, borrowing, investments, and cash applications for the organization. Her team works to implement innovative electronic processes to improve the speed and efficiency of receipts and payments while reducing costs and risk.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in finance and is a certified treasury professional (CTP).