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Board of Directors

Meet the Team

Meet The Team

Bob Dunn
Brian Dunn
Senior Vice President & Director of Construction Operations – Support Services
Tim Dunn
Chairman of the Board & Chief Investment Officer
Jean Kane
Gordon Lansford
President & Chief Executive Officer
Bill Massey
Kevin Rauckman
Bethany Ropa
David Staker
Leroy J. Williams Jr.
Bob Dunn
Senior Vice President of Community Affairs – Retired
Chairman of the Dunn Family Foundation
Background

Bob Dunn joined JE Dunn in 1987, with roles in Safety, Marketing, Project Management, and then Community Affairs, a department he led for 29 years before retiring in 2023. He serves on the JE Dunn Construction Company and Group Board of Directors, Nominating Committee, Philanthropic Committee, Dunn Family Partners Committee, and the Dunn Family Foundation Board of Directors. In his role, Bob worked daily to enrich lives through foundation, company, and employee engagement in the communities where we work, live, and build.

Brian Dunn
Senior Vice President
Director of Construction Operations – Support Services
Background

Brian is the Director of Construction Operations – Support Services and has worked at JE Dunn since 1994. He provides direction, collaboration, and guidance with national group leaders to drive operational excellence, and innovation, and to ensure project success from pursuit and pre-planning all the way through closeout. During his time at JE Dunn, Brian has held a variety of roles, including National Director of Integrated Project Services, National Director of Planning and Scheduling, Director of Project Risk Services, Senior Project Manager, and various Project Management roles, including long-term travel to manage projects. Brian worked as a union laborer for JE Dunn during summer and winter breaks while in college.

Brian received a bachelor’s degree in business management and an executive master’s in business administration from Benedictine College, and an associate degree in construction management from Metropolitan Community College, in Kansas City, Mo.

Brian is committed to giving back to the community; actively and previously serving on boards for Kids TLC, The Family Conservancy, EMBRACE KS, Catholic Charities of Northeast KS Foundation Board, and Operation Breakthrough Advisory Board.

Tim Dunn
Chairman of the Board
Chief Investment Officer
Background

Tim serves as Chairman and Chief Investment Officer for JE Dunn Construction, and President of JE Dunn Capital Partners.

Tim oversees all real estate and investment activities for JE Dunn and JE Dunn Capital Partners. He supports numerous community efforts and sits on several boards at the University of Missouri—Kansas City, including as a trustee. He also serves on the boards of many JE Dunn subsidiaries and investments.

Tim is a graduate of the University of Richmond and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in accounting and a master’s degree in entrepreneurial real estate from the University of Missouri—Kansas City. Prior to his current role, he held various positions for KPMG LLP, Chubb Corp., and Hartford Financial.

Jean Kane
Background

Jean Kane is an experienced board director, CEO and strategic thought leader best known for driving enterprise-wide business transformations that propel shareholder value. Throughout her career Jean has delivered exceptional profit, growth and operating performance in both mature and emerging business. She has extensive experience in real estate and construction as well as corporate governance across various ownership structures including private, public, private equity and ESOP.

Jean has a long history of private company and non-profit board service. She serves on the board of JE Dunn Construction, a privately held construction services firm and Children’s Minnesota Hospital & Clinics. In addition, she is a Senior Advisor with NB Alternative Advisors and serves on the board of directors or advise certain portfolio companies in the ARS Funds. Ms. Kane previously served as Board Chair for National NAIOP and currently serves as a Trustee and Chair of the NAIOP Research Foundation.

Most recently, Ms. Kane was CEO of Colliers International-Minneapolis/St. Paul, the Minnesota business unit of Colliers International Group Inc. (Nasdaq:CIGI) (TSX:CIGI). Under Jean’s leadership the business was consistently ranked one of Minnesota’s top 3 brokerage and real estate management firms.

Gordon Lansford
President
Chief Executive Officer
Background

As President and Chief Executive Officer, Gordon oversees the operations of our six regions and 26 offices as well as the corporate staff. Some of his specific responsibilities include strategy, talent development, client service, operational excellence, a unique culture, and innovation. Gordon maintains key relationships with clients; civic and political leaders; banks; sureties; trade partners; and other stakeholders.

A graduate of Baker University, Gordon began his career with KPMG prior to joining JE Dunn Construction in 1996, serving as JE Dunn’s Chief Financial Officer from 1998-2013. In his current role, Gordon has built upon the strong culture and values of taking care of employees and their families that three generations of the Dunn family before him developed and maintained. He has created a culture of employee fulfillment and empowerment—including helping implement the Employee Stock Ownership Program—while continuing to maintain a focus on client experience and satisfaction and driving profitable growth.

Gordon has a deep commitment to giving back to the community, dedicating his time to serving on boards and committees. Some of these include his serving on the American Royal Board of Directors and as Chairman; Baker University Board of Trustees Chairman; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City Board of Directors; Civic Council of Kansas City Board of Directors and Executive Committee; Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce as Chairman of the Board; KC Common Good Board of Directors; UMB Bank Board of Directors; and as an MRIGlobal Trustee.

Bill Massey
Background

Bill currently serves on the Board of Directors for Performance Contracting Group. He retired as the President of PCG in 2019 and as Chief Executive Officer of the company in 2020 after serving in those roles for over 5 years. A 28-year veteran of Performance Contracting Group, Bill joined the organization as an Advanced Estimator for Los Angeles Interior as an established construction industrialist. He brought respect, positivity and important customer relations and negotiation abilities to our PCI family. These virtues allowed him tremendous success in positioning PCI as the premiere interior builder in the Southern California market.

Bill’s leadership in contract securement and operations management led to extraordinary growth and stability for PCI over the next several years. In 2001, Bill was promoted to Vice President, Interior Operations, making him responsible for oversight of West Coast Interior Operations. During his tenure as Vice President, he was instrumental in doubling revenues and customer outreach within the drywall division. His business philosophy encompassed the progressive idea; "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." In 2009, Bill was promoted to the role of Senior Vice President, Interior Operations. This new challenge gave him responsibility for the overall operations of the Interior Division nationwide.

In January 2014, Bill was appointed to Chief Operations Officer for the company, responsible for all operations of the Interior and ISS Divisions. In January 2015 he was appointed to the position of President of Performance Contracting Group, Inc. and in January 2016 to CEO.

Kevin Rauckman
Owner & Financial Consultant
Rauckman Advisors, LLC
Background

Mr. Rauckman is the owner of, and financial consultant for, Rauckman Advisors, LLC, where he has worked since November 2017. Mr. Rauckman was previously a financial advisor for Bank of Kansas City, a subsidiary of BOK Financial Corporation, from February 2015 through May 2016. Prior to joining the Bank of Kansas City, Mr. Rauckman served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Garmin Ltd. from January 1999 until December 2014. He was named CFO of the Year by the Kansas City Business Journal in 2008. He also enjoyed stints at Honeywell and Unisys during his thirty-year career. Mr. Rauckman received a B.S. in Business Administration in 1984 and an MBA degree in Finance from the University of Kansas in 1986. Mr. Rauckman serves as a board member and the audit committee chairman of CrossFirst Bankshares (NASDAQ: CFB) and as a board member and the nominating/governance committee chairman of MGP Ingredients (NASDAQ: MGP). He has served on the board of JE Dunn Construction Group since 2017 and is the lead independent director as well as the audit committee chairman.

Bethany Ropa
Managing Director
USB Investment Bank
Background

Bethany Logan Ropa is a Managing Director in the Real Estate, Lodging & Leisure Group at UBS, focusing on strategic advisory and debt and equity financing assignments for real estate companies. During her career at UBS, Ms. Ropa has completed over $100 billion in M&A, equity capital markets, debt capital markets and financing transactions.

Ms. Ropa has experience working across multiple sub-sectors in real estate including multifamily, industrial, retail, net lease, office, self-storage, lodging and healthcare.

Ms. Ropa is a Global Governing Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and Chair of the New York District Council. Ms. Ropa is a board member of JE Dunn Construction and SparkYouth NYC and also a member of WX – New York Women Executives in Real Estate.

Ms. Ropa received an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she concentrated her studies in corporate finance and real estate, and a BA in French from Walla Walla University.

David M. Staker
Chief Executive Officer & President
Plastic Packaging Technologies, LLC
Background

David Staker has a diverse background as an entrepreneur, business executive, investment advisor and attorney. He currently serves as Executive Advisor to PPC Flex, LLC (www.ppcflex.com), a global manufacturer of flexible packaging serving major brand owners and consumer packaged goods companies. Mr. Staker served as CEO & President of Plastic Packaging Technologies, LLC (www.plaspack.com) from 2002 through three successive private equity sponsors, until its acquisition by PPC Flex, a portfolio company of GTCR, in 2022.

Mr. Staker previously served as Vice President of Prairie Capital Management, Inc., an investment advisory firm. He began his professional career as an attorney with the international law firm of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal / Dentons LLP specializing in corporate finance, securities and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Staker earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Kansas in 1992 and a J.D., graduating Order of the Coif, from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1995.

Mr. Staker is a member of the board of directors of JE Dunn Construction Group, Inc. (www.jedunn.com) and has served on the executive committee and board of directors of the U.S. Flexible Packaging Association (www.flexpack.org) of which he is a past chairman. Mr. Staker is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization and is actively involved in a variety of charitable causes and non-profit organizations in the Kansas City community, including the Board of Trustees of Rockhurst High School, a Jesuit college preparatory school, of which he is current chairman. Mr. Staker resides in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife, Christina, and their five children.

Leroy J. Williams Jr.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
CyberTeKIQ, LLC
Background

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CyberTeKIQ LLC., a cyber security and digital strategy consulting firm providing trusted insight and deep expertise to small and midsize businesses seeking to improve their overall cybersecurity capabilities and technology leverage. He previously served as the global Chief Information Officer of Ball Corporation, as a cabinet member and Secretary of Technology for the State of Colorado, and held several leadership positions at US West/Qwest. Williams currently serves on the board of directors of MolsonCoors (NYSE: TAP), UMB Financial Services (NASDQ: UMB), and JE Dunn Construction Group. He is also active in the non-profit world, serving on the Daniels Fund Private Foundation, the National Association of Corporate Directors’ Colorado Chapter, and the Colorado Children’s Hospital.

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