50 Years of Leading By Example


Our Leadership

For 50 years, Hill & Wilkinson has had a succession of leaders who believe in doing things the right way and leading by example. The standards first set by our founder, Luther Hill, have been carried on in a second and third generation of leadership, and the values on which he founded the company have never been forgotten.

Paul Driscoll Chief Executive Officer
Paul Driscoll Chief Executive Officer
  • North Dakota State University

With more than thirty-five years in the construction industry, Paul oversees day-to-day operations as CEO of Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors.

Throughout his years with the firm, Paul has served in a wide range of positions including estimator, project engineer, project manager, senior project manager, group manager and vice president. His progression to a leadership position has given him a unique perspective on the importance of happy employees and a tight-knit culture. Additionally, Paul’s lead-by-example approach continues to influence the firm’s major initiatives including the wellness program, employee recognition, communication and training.

Paul is a graduate of the FMI Leadership Institute and Dixon Motivational Management program on “Building a Winning Team.”

Fun Facts
  • While in high school, Paul's first construction job was pulling wire for Kramer Electric in Fargo, North Dakota.
  • Paul is known as one of the best pecan pie makers in Dallas with a list of requests for pies that grows every holiday season.
Mike Oswald Chief Operating Officer
Mike Oswald Chief Operating Officer
  • Northern Michigan University

As Chief Operating Officer, Mike focuses specifically on H&W field operations to continuously improve everything from recruiting and hiring to training initiatives. He oversees all divisions and is supported by the division managers to ensure that our processes and the way we treat our clients is consistent across the board on every job.

Mike began his construction career in 1999, and five years later in 2004, he joined Hill & Wilkinson. He has held various positions such as project engineer, project manager, senior project manager and group manager, while improving his skills and leadership abilities in each position. Mike also serves on the TEXO Board of Directors and the Northern Michigan University Advisory Council.

Fun Facts
  • Mike was named Outstanding Young Alumni for Northern Michigan University. While at the University, he was awarded a varsity letter in football and was a two-time Academic All-American.
  • In the rare spare time afforded him while raising three young girls, Mike enjoys hunting, fishing and golf.
Cyndi Amador Chief Financial Officer
Cyndi Amador
Cyndi Amador Chief Financial Officer

As the Chief Financial Officer for Hill & Wilkinson, Cyndi is responsible for the company’s finance functions including accounting, audit, treasury and corporate finance. Her career spans more than 30 years of varied experience in financial management and business leadership for both private and public companies.

Cyndi has worked in a variety of different industries during her career, but she considers the construction industry to be the most fulfilling.

Fun Facts
  • Cyndi completed a full Ironman in Cozumel (140.6 miles in 14:10 hours).
  • Outside of the office, Cyndi enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Steve Camp Executive Vice President
Steve Camp Executive Vice President
  • Texas A&M University

Steve graduated from Texas A&M University and began his construction career in 1987. He joined Hill & Wilkinson in 1999 as a project manager. After demonstrating unique leadership abilities and a commitment to the company’s core values, Steve advanced from group manager to executive vice president.

In his current capacity, he is responsible for the development of Project Managers, Project Engineers and oversees the Quality Control/Warranty departments. He has mentored several Hill & Wilkinson employees to advance their skill set and their leadership abilities.

Fun Facts
  • Steve always considered himself a "wannabe" college basketball player, but he managed to score big when he married an NCAA Division 1 collegiate star.
Jeff Sanders Executive Vice President
Jeff Sanders Executive Vice President
  • Texas A&M University

As Executive Vice President, Jeff focuses on the overall growth of the company by supporting existing markets as well as developing new markets, technologies and processes. His responsibilities include assisting owners with innovative project solutions from initial programming and analysis through design and construction.

Jeff grew up in Alaska and began his construction career in the oilfields of Prudhoe Bay welding high density polyethylene liner systems. He later graduated from Texas A&M and joined Hill & Wilkinson in 1991 as an intern. Jeff held subsequent positions as project engineer, estimator, senior estimator, chief estimator and senior vice president.

Fun Facts
  • In his spare time, Jeff enjoys working on the frame-off restoration and customization of his 1961 Willys Traveller.
Bill Reeves Executive Vice President
Safety & Risk Management
Bill Reeves Executive Vice President
Safety & Risk Management
  • Louisiana Tech University

As Vice President of Safety and Risk Management, Bill directs and manages the company’s safety and risk management programs. He works with safety managers, coordinators and project teams on standards and compliance and is responsible for overall company performance. He also coordinates with insurance carriers regarding renewals and manages any resulting claims.

Bill’s passion for ensuring that every employee makes it safely home to their families every day has significantly raised the bar on the company’s safety education and procedures.

Fun Facts
  • In his spare time, Bill serves as a statistician for a high school football team.
Matt Sisco Executive Vice President
Institutional
Matt Sisco Executive Vice President
Institutional
  • Texas A&M University

As Executive Vice President overseeing the Institutional Division, Matt is responsible for the overall operation and leadership of K-12, higher education, religious, municipal, multi-family and sports markets.

Matt has been with H&W for more than 17 years and has been a champion of its unique culture and family feel.

Fun Facts
  • In his free time, Matt most enjoys taking the family RV to tailgate at Aggie football games and visit new vacation spots.
Kirk Woltman Executive Vice President
Kirk Woltman Executive Vice President
  • Harding University

Kirk has been in construction his entire career and with H&W for 25 of those years. He has played a key role in the growth of the Manufacturing Division as well as the development of a number of important procedural changes and improvements.

In his current capacity, Kirk is responsible for the development of Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Project Engineers and field management systems, while also actively working to improve our quality control reporting processes and procedures in the field.

 

Fun Facts
  • In his spare time, Kirk enjoys playing golf.
  • He says his greatest accomplishment is being married to the same wonderful woman for over 25 years.
Matt Shem Executive Vice President
Special Projects
Matt Shem Executive Vice President
Special Projects
  • Northern Michigan University

As Executive Vice President, Matt has overall responsibility for the staff, projects and client relationships associated with the Special Projects Division. He has been with the company for over 11 years and has previously served as project engineer, project manager and group manager.

The Special Project Division works with a wide range of budgets and project complexities and serves over half a dozen industries from food and beverage to institutional.  Under Matt’s leadership, the Division has grown to the largest volume in its history.

Fun Facts
  • Since the birth of his first child, Matt has taken up a new hobby — rocking in rocking chairs. He discovered that he loves to rock, with or without a baby.
Peyton Boddie Executive Vice President
Commercial
Peyton Boddie Executive Vice President
Commercial
  • Louisiana Tech University

As Executive Vice President, Peyton focuses on the overall growth of the Commercial Division by supporting existing markets and customers as well as developing new relationships.

Peyton has been with H&W for over 17 years and has played a significant role in the explosive growth of the company’s commercial work with projects like Kubota Corporate Headquarters in Grapevine and over six Park Place dealerships.

Fun Facts
  • Peyton loves anything outdoors and counts golf, shallow saltwater fishing, hunting and watching his kids play sports among his favorite hobbies.
  • At Louisiana Tech, Peyton was a golf team Letterman from 1992-1994.
Steve Doyle Executive Vice President
Steve Doyle
Steve Doyle Executive Vice President
  • The University of Texas School of Law

With more than 26 years of experience in the construction industry, Steve has overall responsibility for the business operations of the company, including contracts, subcontracts, dispute resolution, and corporate administration.

Steve started his career in the field as a construction tech on various project sites. His background includes serving in such roles as project engineer, estimator, project administrator, project manager, and vice president. He received his engineering degree from the University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering and his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. He is also a graduate of the University of Texas Executive General Management program and the Southern Methodist University TGCF Leadership Institute.

Fun Facts
  • Steve participated in the DRC Leadership Dallas program and was one of the original founders of the Leadership Dallas Alumni Community Day.
  • As part of his desire to give back, he enjoys teaching a course as an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University.
Paul Paris Executive Vice President
Project Development
Paul Paris
Paul Paris Executive Vice President
Project Development
  • Texas A&M University

In his role as Executive Vice President of Project Development for the Institutional division, Paul focuses primarily on maintaining and creating client relationships while also supporting the functions of the preconstruction group. He also oversees and supports all of the needs of the marketing department. Paul is a 21-year veteran of the company who began his career with Hill & Wilkinson just weeks removed from finishing at Texas A&M University, and has since had the opportunity to gain valuable experience as a project engineer, project manager, estimator, and director of preconstruction.

Fun Facts
  • Paul began a passion for outdoor cooking several years ago and considers himself a Kamado Joe junkie – he’s always up for trying out new techniques on the smoker and hopes to one day not have to rely on YouTube for help.
Kristy Attaway Vice President Regional Manager
Central Texas Office
Kristy Attaway Vice President Regional Manager
Central Texas Office
  • The University of Texas at Austin

As Vice President Regional Manager, Kristy leads Hill & Wilkinson’s Central Texas Office which has been serving Austin and the surrounding areas for ten years. With two decades in the construction industry and many different positions within the company, she has a depth of experience that is a rare find. The vast majority of her career has been focused in preconstruction helping clients from very early stages in the planning process get their projects designed efficiently and within budget.

Kristy is passionate about working with people and developing lasting relationships with clients. She also loves seeing how the projects she works on impact the community.

Fun Facts
  • As a Certified Cherokee Indian, Kristy enjoys volunteering for Austin ISD's American Indian Education Program.
  • Kristy is a very loyal fan of UT Austin football. Hook 'em horns!
Ryan Shipley Vice President of Operations
Central Texas Office
Ryan Shipley
Ryan Shipley Vice President of Operations
Central Texas Office
  • Texas A&M University

As Central Texas Vice President of Operations, Ryan is responsible for field operations and relationships with Central Texas clients. He is also very involved with strategic growth planning in Central Texas and new markets throughout Texas. Ryan is passionate about Hill & Wilkinson’s culture and helping each staff member and client find success.

Ryan serves on the Executive Leadership Board for the Austin Chapter of the Associated General Contractors, and is active in Hill Country Conservancy and Austin Regional Manufacturing Association.

Fun Facts
  • Ryan enjoys camping several times a year (if air conditioning is available) with his wife and four children in Texas State Parks.
  • Ryan is a newly addicted fly fisherman and loves time in Colorado.
Cindy Cox Vice President
Field Operations Accounting
Cindy Cox
Cindy Cox Vice President
Field Operations Accounting

Cindy has worn many hats for Hill & Wilkinson, ranging from Chief Accountant, to Office Manager, to her current role of Vice President – Field Operations Accounting. Her day-to-day responsibilities include checking and approving new jobs before they are entered into the job cost system in Viewpoint, reviewing and interfacing all change orders, checking all profit projections at month-end and preparing month-end indirect charges.

With almost 40 years of tenure at Hill & Wilkinson, she is intimately familiar with the company’s early roots and strives to maintain the culture that began here long ago.

Fun Facts
  • Cindy has been an avid fisherman her whole life and loves to travel when time permits.
  • She has four grandchildren and is looking forward to being a great grandmother soon.
Chris Rhodes Vice President
Construction Manager
Chris Rhodes
Chris Rhodes Vice President
Construction Manager

Chris has been in the construction industry since 1971 and has been on the Hill & Wilkinson team for over 20 years. With humble beginnings as a laborer at his previous construction firm, Chris has worked his way through the ranks at Hill & Wilkinson from Superintendent to Vice President. He is responsible for superintendent oversight and support and has enjoyed mentoring young superintendents over the years as they grow with Hill & Wilkinson.

Fun Facts
  • Chris met his wife on July 3rd and married her less than three weeks later on July 23rd.
Marie Monier Vice President
Subcontract Administration
Marie Monier
Marie Monier Vice President
Subcontract Administration
  • Stephen F. Austin State University

As Vice President – Subcontract Administration, Marie is responsible for the overall leadership of Subcontract Administration for all Divisions. She helps guide the Subcontract Divisional Managers with the subcontract processes and assists the legal department. Being with Hill & Wilkinson for 26 years, she strives to encourage and maintain our family atmosphere.

Fun Facts
  • Marie is one of 13 children, and she enjoys spending time with her siblings and many nieces and nephews.
David Hunt Vice President
Preconstruction Services
David Hunt Vice President
Preconstruction Services
  • Texas A&M University

As Vice President of Preconstruction Services, David ensures consistency of estimating procedures, pricing reviews, training, recruitment of new talent and employee reviews for H&W’s estimating staff across all divisions.

David has been with the company for over 13 years and has played an integral role in the growth of the preconstruction group to a staff of over 25.

Fun Facts
  • David most enjoys traveling and watching sports with his family in his free time.
Max Scott Vice President - Division Manager
Healthcare
Max Scott
Max Scott Vice President - Division Manager
Healthcare
  • Texas A&M University

Max began his career at Hill & Wilkinson as an intern in 1998. Upon his graduation in 2000, he started as a Project Engineer and worked his way through the ranks to his current role of Vice President – Division Manager. He is responsible for the oversight of projects and client relationships associated with his group as well as personnel. Max has been instrumental in maintaining strong relationships for the municipal group as well as the growth of the healthcare division at Hill & Wilkinson.

Fun Facts
  • Max has been involved with competitive sailing since he was 12 years old. He was on the A&M University sailing team in college and now enjoys sharing that life-long passion with his children.
Coty Frye Vice President - Division Manager
Commercial
Coty Frye
Coty Frye Vice President - Division Manager
Commercial
  • Oklahoma University

As Vice President – Division Manager, Coty’s overall responsibilities are to oversee projects, team members, and to help maintain and build client relationships from estimation to building completion.

Coty has been with the company 12 years and has previously served as Project Engineer, Project Manager, Senior Project Manager and Project Executive. Coty’s operational efficiencies have helped the division maintain its growth, and he takes pride in the buildings his division has completed across Texas.

Fun Facts
  • Coty originally completed a degree in horticulture before finishing his construction degree, and might randomly quiz his plant knowledge if provoked.
  • In his spare time Coty loves to be outside, playing as much golf as possible and spending weekends on the water at the lake with his family.
Jared Ricker Vice President - Division Manager
Manufacturing
Jared Ricker
Jared Ricker Vice President - Division Manager
Manufacturing
  • Sam Houston State University

With over 15 years of construction experience, Jared has progressed from Project Engineer into his role of Vice President – Division Manager at Hill & Wilkinson. He is responsible for the oversight of projects, clients and personnel in the manufacturing division while also continuously learning and growing as a builder. Jared enjoys mentoring others in his department, solving problems and creating long lasting relationships with clients and subcontractors.

Fun Facts
  • Jared is a Sam Houston Rugby Alumni and was chosen to play rugby on the Texas Select Team.
  • He enjoys spending time with his family outdoors while also trying not to ruin to all of the hard work his wife has put into raising their four children.
Chris Jackson Vice President
Chris Jackson
Chris Jackson Vice President
  • Texas A&M University

With early beginnings as a laborer working on a utility crew for an apartment complex in his hometown, Chris has an extensive history in the construction industry dating back to his high school years. He remained in the construction field throughout college and after graduation, he served as a superintendent on several residential and school projects. Chris joined Hill & Wilkinson in 2000 as a Project Engineer and worked his way through the ranks to his current position of Vice President. His main responsibilities include oversight of the projects and clients associated with his group, as well as personnel including the project managers, superintendents and project engineers.

Fun Facts
  • When not building, I enjoy a good book or movie, hanging out with my kids (when they let me), and traveling with my wife.
Ty Walton Vice President
Ty Walton
Ty Walton Vice President
  • Tennessee Technological University

Ty joined the construction industry in 1996 and has been with Hill & Wilkinson since 2015. With a focus in hospitality and historical work, Ty has served as a Senior Project Manager, Project Executive and Vice President. His current responsibilities include the oversight of the projects and clients associated with his division, as well as personnel including the project managers, superintendents and project engineers.

Fun Facts
  • Ty loves to travel and spend time with his family. When not doing that, he spends his free time riding his motorcycle.
David Huse Vice President
Technology
David Huse
David Huse Vice President
Technology
  • Texas A&M University

David has over 30 years of experience in the industry and began his career in home building and architecture before moving on to construction management for Hill & Wilkinson.  He started at the firm as a Project Engineer and worked his way through the ranks holding titles including Project Manager and Vice President – Group Manager of Manufacturing, and was promoted to his current role of Vice President of Technology.

As Vice President of Technology, David oversees the IT Department, VDC Department, software acquisition and maintenance, websites and the drone program.

Fun Facts
  • David has a private pilots license and can fly single engine aircraft.