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, Chairman / CEO

    Mike joined Shiel Sexton in 1985. He worked through project management, account management and business development before leading operations. As Chairman and CEO, Mike is responsible for Shiel Sexton’s overall vision, strategy, and financial soundness. Mike volunteers his time across multiple community organizations including 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, Executive Vice President

    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 Executive Vice President. 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, President / COO

    Kevin Hunt began his career at Shiel Sexton in 1989, working through project management, estimating and marketing. As President and Chief Operating Officer, Kevin is responsible for the management of operations and implementation of corporate strategies. He is involved in several organizations including Forum Credit Union as chairman of the board, Indiana Construction Roundtable as board member, and Indy Chamber as board member and Finance Committee member. Kevin enjoys being involved in various sports through coaching, participating, and as a spectator.

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  • Dan Murphy

    Dan Murphy, Chief Financial Officer

    After spending over 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 CFO in 2007. Dan is responsible for the day-to-day leadership of accounting, finance and information technology efforts. Dan helped to led Shiel Sexton through an ownership transition in 2012 to its current status as a 100% Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Dan serves on the finance committee of the Indiana Sports Corp. He and his wife, Marla, have five children and enjoy volunteer time together at Gennesaret and are active members of Pilgrim Lutheran Church.

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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 30 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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  • Dennis Dye

    Dennis Dye, EVP, Real Estate

    Dennis brings more than 20 years of development and construction experience to Shiel Sexton. As Executive Vice President of Real Estate, Dennis will strategically develop and grow the development services of Shiel Sexton. His well-respected approach of putting the client’s needs priority blends perfectly with our Expect More belief at Shiel Sexton. Dedicated to improving the Indianapolis community, Dennis contributes his time to many organizations including Vice Chair of Indiana Sports Corporation, Chair of the Horizon League Basketball Tournament Local Organizing Committee, Board Member of the 2022 Indy College Football Playoff, and the Butler University Lacy School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council.

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  • John Andrews

    John Andrews, Vice President of Preconstruction

    John joined Shiel Sexton in 2003. As Vice President of Preconstruction, he oversees project planning and development, 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 Society, Indinapolis Public Library and the St. Roch Catholic School Commission. John enjoys running and coaching his son’s football and wrestling teams at St. Roch Catholic.

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  • Matt Barnes

    Matt Barnes, Vice President of Operations

    With 33 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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  • Frank Duck

    Frank Duck, Vice President of Operations

    Frank has over 30 years of experience at Shiel Sexton. As Vice President of Operations, Frank’s responsibilities include planning, organizing and directing all aspects of construction operations from preconstruction through closeout. He is comprehensive and thorough at managing the details of the project from start to finish and is masterful at maintaining accountability among the project team members.  His expert leadership guides the project to a successful conclusion at every turn.  Frank is involved in serving his church and other community organizations.  He is known around the office as a lover of animals and big fan of “Take your Dog to Work” day.  Frank enjoys an active lifestyle that includes swimming, biking and running.

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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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  • 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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