Leadership

Great LEADERSHIP leads to great construction.

Shiel Sexton has a multi-talented, collaborative team of leaders who reflect our commitment to providing a great experience for our clients, employees and partners.

  • Mike Dilts

    Mike Dilts, CEO/President

    Mike joined Shiel Sexton in 1985. He worked through project management, account management and business development before leading operations. As CEO and President, Mike is responsible for assuring that operations will meet and exceed Shiel Sexton’s strategic goals and objectives. Mike volunteers his time across multiple community organizations including the United Way of Central Indiana, Providence Cristo Rey High School, Indianapolis Public Safety Foundation (IPSF), Marian University, Indiana Sports Corp., and the Governor's Residence Commission, among others.

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  • Brian Sullivan

    Brian Sullivan, Managing Partner

    Brian began his career in 1978 researching and publishing for the Indiana construction industry. He then moved to an Indianapolis based general contractor that was looking to grow and re-position their place in the market. After significant success, Brian moved to Shiel Sexton Company as Partner in charge of Business Development and eventually into his current role as Managing Partner. Brian has led numerous community boards, economic development organizations and the Indy Chamber of Commerce. He is an avid cyclist, photographer and tennis player. He and his wife, Mary Ann have three married children and nine grandchildren.

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  • Kevin Hunt

    Kevin Hunt, Chief Operating Officer

    Kevin Hunt began his career at Shiel Sexton in 1989, working through project management, estimating and marketing. As Chief Operating Officer, Kevin is responsible for overall management of all construction operations. He serves on the board of directors for Indianapolis-based Forum Credit Union, IUPUI Engineering and Technology Board of Advisors and is active with the Indiana Subcontractor Association. Kevin enjoys being involved in various sports through coaching, participating and a spectator of his children’s high school and college games.

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  • Dan Murphy

    Dan Murphy, Chief Financial Officer

    After spending 25 years in a variety of accounting and finance positions both in public accounting and with a major insurance corporation, Dan joined Shiel Sexton as Chief Financial Officer in 2007. Dan is responsible for the day-to-day leadership of accounting, finance and information technology efforts. Dan serves on the Indiana Sports Corp Advisory Board and the Pilgrim Lutheran Church Benefaction Fund and board of directors. Dan and his wife, Marla, have five children and enjoy volunteer time together at Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana and Gennesaret Free Clinic.

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  • Kris Altice

    Kris Altice, General Counsel

    Kris joined Shiel Sexton in 1999, becoming the first general counsel for the growing firm. With 29 years of experience in construction law and business litigation, her legal background has been a valuable asset to Shiel Sexton. Kris has served on several boards including the Methodist Health Foundation, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis 500 Festival, Ruth Lilly Health Education Center, and the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series. Kris was also instrumental in assisting Shiel Sexton's transformation into an ESOP company. Kris is a frequent speaker on topics related to construction law and in-house counsel issues. In her down time, Kris enjoys golf and cooking.

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  • Ben Wilhelm

    Ben Wilhelm, President Carolinas Region

    Ben joined Shiel Sexton in 2000 and left his headquarters post as Vice President of Business Development in 2007 to expand Shiel Sexton’s operations in the Carolinas. Anchored in Charlotte, NC, Ben has led Shiel Sexton’s operations to complete over $400 million of work in a variety of public and private market sectors. Ben chairs Shiel Sexton’s ESOP Committee and serves on the Charlotte Preparatory School Board of Trustees and Board of Directors for 24 Foundation supporting the Livestrong Foundation.

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  • John Andrews

    John Andrews, VP Business Development and Marketing

    John joined Shiel Sexton in 2003. As Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, he develops new clientele and ensures the company is aligned with the long term strategic plan. John is active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Penrod Art Fair and is an active member of the Indianapolis’ CEO’s for Cities cluster. He is also currently serving as Board Chair for Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. John enjoys running and coaching his son’s football and wrestling teams at St. Roch Catholic School.

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  • Chuck Scholer

    Chuck Scholer, Vice President of Operations

    Chuck joined Shiel Sexton in 1989. After several years of demonstrated success in the management of complex projects, he was promoted to Vice President of Operations. Chuck’s primary responsibilities include planning, organizing and directing all aspects of construction operations. He is active with Joy’s House, a not-for-profit organization that provides physical, mental and financial relief for families caring for a loved one. In his downtime, Chuck enjoys golfing and gardening.

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  • Matt Barnes

    Matt Barnes, Vice President of Operations

    With 32 years of industry experience, Matt has built a personal portfolio of large scale projects throughout the United States, including healthcare, life sciences, R&D, aviation, public transit and hotels. Matt's primary responsibilities include executive oversight from pre-construction throughout construction and beyond project close-out. He provides our clients with a great building experience by ensuring the right people are assigned to each project and given the tools they need to be efficient, reliable and consistent in delivering best-in-class facilities. Matt is a DBIA Designated Design-Build Professional, LEED® Accredited Professional, and Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC).

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  • Richard (Buddy) Hennessey

    Richard (Buddy) Hennessey, Executive Vice President, Real Estate

    Buddy joined Shiel Sexton in in 2002 and manages real estate assets and development activities for the firm. After graduating from Indiana University in accounting, Buddy joined Price Waterhouse, eventually becoming the tax partner in charge of its Indianapolis office. Before joining Shiel Sexton, he also spent eight years as the owner/manager of a private real estate equity firm. Buddy is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Indiana CPA Society.

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  • Andy Sahm

    Andy Sahm, Vice President of Real Estate

    As Vice President of Real Estate, Andy provides a full range of building services to our clients that include planning, development, finance, and property management. Andy began his career as an architect and then project manager before joining Shiel Sexton in 2008. At Shiel Sexton he has worked in business development, preconstruction, and real estate development. Andy is an AIA member and LEED Accredited Professional. Outside of the office he enjoys serving in the community on the Indianapolis Art Center Board, Penrod Society, Cub Scouts, youth sports coach, and volunteering with his church.

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