Dean C. Allen
Chief Executive Officer
Dean has more than 40 years of experience in the design, construction and real estate industries. Under his leadership, McKinstry has grown from a Pacific Northwest mechanical contractor into a national leader in designing, constructing, operating and maintaining high-performing buildings, employing more than 2,100 staff and tradespeople across the United States.
In addition to his work at McKinstry, Dean has served the community in a variety of industry and philanthropic roles. Outside the realm of facility systems, his passions revolve around global health and education, driven by the idea that all children deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential. Dean currently serves on the Leadership Council of PATH and is a board member for the Washington Roundtable and Seattle Children’s Hospital. He is also a Founding Board Chair of Washington STEM.
Dean earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Psychology from the University of Washington. He serves as CEO and Chairman for McKinstry Co., LLC and McKinstry Essention, LLC.
Doug Moore, P.E.
With more than 30 years of experience, Doug was instrumental in evolving McKinstry’s capabilities to include mechanical and electrical design, build, operate, and maintain services. His extensive knowledge of the construction industry includes Pre-Construction Services and the strategic integration of design activities, budget models, constructability reviews, early procurement of equipment and building automation systems, and Building Information Models.
As McKinstry’s lead mechanical engineer, he is a registered professional engineer in the states of Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Idaho. In addition, Doug champions McKinstry’s commitment to sustainability and is a LEED® accredited professional. Since launching his career with McKinstry in the late 1970’s, Doug has risen through the ranks, and now, as President, oversees McKinstry’s more than 2,100 staff and tradespeople across the country.
Doug has promoted the pursuit of high-performance buildings coupled with next generation construction techniques to deliver cost-effective buildings that model environmental stewardship. He is currently focused on two areas: increasing the speed of building design and construction and creating adaptive buildings that interact with occupants, operators and smart grid.
Doug has served the community in a variety of industry and philanthropic roles. He currently serves as a member of industry committees and advisory boards for various organizations, including Seattle University’s Center for Leadership Formation and Center for Business Ethics, the Oregon Built Environment and Sustainable Technology Center, the Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) Mentorship Program; and Washington State University’s Imagine Tomorrow high school student competition. He is a past president of the Puget Sound Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
Doug earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington and is a registered professional engineer with LEED® accreditation. He serves as President for McKinstry Co., LLC and Executive Vice President for McKinstry Essention, LLC.
Chief Operating Officer
As COO, Ron is responsible for managing McKinstry’s day-to-day operations. He has more than 20 years of industry and related experience—particularly in facility management, operations and maintenance, and total cost of ownership services.
Ron joined the McKinstry team in 2005 and has extensive experience designing facility management programs that decrease long-term operational costs, reduce risk and maintain critical uptime.
Ron earned his Bachelor of Science in nuclear engineering physics from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He serves as COO and Vice President for McKinstry Co., LLC and McKinstry Essention, LLC.
Ash Awad, P.E.
Chief Market Officer
With nearly 25 years years of industry experience, Ash is responsible for McKinstry’s market development strategy and provides leadership for the sales and business development efforts of all lines of business. His extensive knowledge in the industry includes systems engineering, evaluation of sustainable ideas, development of alternative-financing solutions, and optimizing and securing utility incentives and grants.
Ash has served the community in a variety of industry and philanthropic roles. Currently he serves on boards of the Smart Buildings Center, the Pacific Science Center and Climate Solutions. Ash also provides support to University of Washington’s Mechanical Engineering department.
Ash earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts and a Master’s Degree from the University of Washington. Ash is a registered professional engineer. He serves as President for McKinstry Essention, LLC.
Chief Administrative Officer
As CAO, Cheryl leads McKinstry’s Enterprise Partners corporate service unit, which enables the efficient and scalable operations of the company’s many business units while fostering a best-in-class employee experience.
Since joining the company in July 2010, Cheryl has provided leadership to fulfill McKinstry’s vision for developing its people. During her tenure, McKinstry has increased its clarity around job structures, aided in talent planning, developed leadership capabilities, and improved access to employee training and career development.
Cheryl earned her Bachelor of Arts in communication from Eastern Washington University, as well as earning certifications in public relations and coaching. She serves as CAO and Vice President for McKinstry Co., LLC.
Chief Financial Officer
Over his long tenure with McKinstry, Joseph has been involved with many of the company’s functions. After a career that took him from a “Big Four” accounting firm to the high-tech industry to the apparel business, Joseph arrived at McKinstry in 2002.
Since then, his various roles have included responsibility for financial planning and analysis, mergers and acquisitions, building reports and infrastructure, risk management, analytics management, contracts and legal matters, project finances, insurance, banking, and bonding.
As Chief Financial Officer, Joseph currently manages McKinstry’s overall finances and accounting. He’s also responsible for complex negotiations, exposure management, and other leadership functions.
Joseph has served as the Board President for the Seattle Children’s Museum and is currently involved with the boards of the Puget Sound Construction Financial Management Association and the Seattle Chamber of Commerce.
Joseph earned his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Seattle University and his Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University. He serves as CFO and Treasurer for McKinstry Co., LLC and McKinstry Essention, LLC.
Vice President and General Counsel
Jamie Pedersen is McKinstry’s Vice President and General Counsel. A highly-valued member of the Governance Team, he came to the company from K & L Gates, where he served as outside counsel for more than 17 years to a number of organizations, including McKinstry.
Jamie has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financing, as well as creating and structuring business ventures. He has worked with both small and established firms to bring exciting new products and services to market and create jobs in the community.
Since his election in 2006, Jamie has also represented the 43rd Legislative District (central Seattle) in the Washington legislature. He served in the House of Representatives from 2006-2013 and chaired the House Judiciary Committee from 2009-2013. Jamie was appointed to the Senate in December 2013. He serves on the Senate Law & Justice Committee as well as the Senate Ways & Means Committee.
A passionate volunteer, Jamie is actively involved in a number of charitable and nonprofit organizations. As past President and current Treasurer of the Seattle’s Central Lutheran Church, he helped establish a nonprofit community lunch program that feeds hundreds of people each week. Jamie also provides free legal services to a variety of nonprofits, such as Social Venture Partners, Seattle Girls’ Choir and Flying House Productions. He has sung in the Seattle Men’s Chorus since 1996.
From 2003-2005, Jamie served as the chair of Lambda Legal, a national civil rights organization, and was Lambda Legal’s lead volunteer lawyer on the state of Washington’s marriage equality case. He has served as chair of Lambda Legal’s National Leadership Council since 2005.
Jamie is a graduate of Yale College, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude in American Studies and Soviet/East European Studies, and of Yale Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree. He clerked for Judge Stephen Williams on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Jamie serves as Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel for McKinstry Co., LLC and McKinstry Essention, LLC.
Vice President, General Manager – Construction
Over the course of Mark’s many years with McKinstry, he’s delivered major design-build construction projects and energy savings performance contracting (ESPC) projects for a wide variety of clients. His diverse background includes expertise with project delivery, estimating & financial analysis, conceptual design, audits & project development, pre-construction coordination, project management, commissioning, and performance assurance.
In his current role, Mark focuses on leading our construction teams across multiple regions so they can deliver exceptional results for our customers. He helps guide our teams to ensure they clearly understand clients’ needs and then create solutions around those needs.
Mark joined McKinstry in 1994. He earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington and also completed the Executive Leadership Program at Seattle University. He serves as Vice President for McKinstry Co., LLC.
Vice President, Operations – Construction
James is responsible for ensuring operational excellence in the planning and execution of construction projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. Specifically, James’ focus is centered on ensuring a safe work environment, understanding and mitigating project risk and enhancing project performance and client satisfaction through continuous improvement of process, technology utilization, and functional training.
A seasoned industry veteran who joined the company in 1995, James has been directly involved in new construction and retrofits across commercial, industrial and critical facilities. He knows construction operations inside and out and has a long track record of leading success on many of McKinstry’s most complex projects over the years. His favorites include the WAMU Center and Seattle Art Museum Expansion, Mirabella, and Amazon Block 34/35.
James has served as a board member and president of The Children’s Center at Burke Gilman Gardens, currently sits on the Advisory Council at the Bellevue Arts Museum and serves a board member and coach for the Northeast Seattle Little League. His personal interests include backpacking, golfing, coaching baseball and creating art.
James earned his Bachelor of Science in construction management from the University of Washington. He serves as Vice President for McKinstry Co., LLC.
Vice President, Mechanical Construction – Washington
As vice president of mechanical construction, Brian is responsible for all of McKinstry’s mechanical construction teams and projects across Washington state.
In his current role, Brian is responsible for business development, fostering customer relationships, employee development and ultimate project delivery. Brian takes pride in remaining engaged from the initial client consultation through design, construction and project delivery.
His work has helped shape the Seattle and greater Puget Sound skyline, including notable projects like the Allen Institute, Amazon HQ1, Seattle Children’s Hospital and several buildings at the University of Washington and Washington State University.
Brian joined McKinstry in 2003. He earned his Bachelor of Science in construction management from Washington State University and also completed the Executive Leadership Program at Seattle University in 2009. Brian serves as Vice President for McKinstry Co., LLC and is based in our Seattle office.
Michael Frank, P.E.
Vice President – Design & Engineering
In his current role, Michael oversees all McKinstry engineering teams across the Pacific Northwest. Prior to assuming this role, Michael was McKinstry’s Director of Engineering from 2013 to 2018, with responsibility for Western Washington and Oregon engineering teams and projects.
Michael is passionate about designing for performance and is proud to work with and manage a team of amazing engineers who are also active participants in the communities in which they live and work.
Over the course of his career, he’s managed the design of many major projects including office buildings, data centers, museums, medical centers, industrial facilities, residential condominiums and laboratories.
Michael joined McKinstry in 1999. He earned both his Bachelor and Master of Science in architectural engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. He is a registered professional engineer with LEED® accreditation. Michael serves as Vice President for McKinstry Essention, LLC and is based in our Seattle office.
Vice President, General Manager – Energy & Technical Services
Throughout Brian’s career, he has been focused on energy services, building services and facility management. As the executive in charge of business and market development for McKinstry’s Energy & Technical Services teams, Brian is responsible for managing those functions across multiple regions.
Brian earned his Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Western Ontario. He serves as Vice President for McKinstry Essention, LLC.
Vice President, Operations – Energy & Technical Services
Chris has more than 20 years of experience providing energy management, mechanical retrofit and new construction, facilities management, operations and maintenance and energy management system services. He has delivered world-class customer satisfaction in the built environment for more than 10 years.
Chris joined McKinstry in 2006, and his current prime responsibility is ensuring operational excellence for McKinstry’s Energy & Technical Services teams across multiple regions.
Chris serves as Vice President for McKinstry Co., LLC and McKinstry Essention, LLC and is based in our Golden, Colo. office.
Vice President, Energy & Technical Services – Pacific Northwest
Dale leads and manages McKinstry’s efforts to reduce operating costs and save energy in the built environment for clients in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Since arriving at McKinstry’s Spokane office in 2010, he has created customer-focused solutions, honed McKinstry’s strategic vision and grown the company’s Energy and Technical Services business with major clients like Washington State University, Avista and Spokane County.
Dale has worked in the industry since 1990 and has decades of experience in engineering (consulting, energy and value), management (sales, program and business), facility auditing and project development.
Outside of McKinstry, Dale has served on the board of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC) and was an adjunct professor at Eastern Washington University for six years. His passion for youth and their development led him to volunteer for several STEM/math programs, coach youth sports for 10 years and provide leadership for his local PTA, a local soccer club and the Spokane Valley Junior Soccer Association. He currently serves on the board of Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) as well as GSI’s STEM Executive Committee board.
Dale earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Idaho and his Master of Business Administration degree from Idaho State University. Dale serves as Vice President for McKinstry Essention, LLC and is based in our Spokane, Wash. office.
Vice President, Energy & Technical Services – Mountain Regions
Since joining McKinstry in 2006, Leslie has built our extensive Energy and Technical Services business in the Mountain Regions from the ground up. As Vice President for our Mountain Regions, her responsibilities include managing the strategic direction, market growth and delivery of McKinstry’s offerings in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Utah.
Leslie has been providing energy and environmental solutions to both public and private sector customers throughout the U.S. and internationally since 1991. At McKinstry, she’s led a dynamic team of professionals in the development and implementation of more than $250 million in strategies designed to create high-performing, energy-efficient and smart buildings.
Leslie is a passionate advocate of McKinstry’s philanthropic and community engagement initiatives. Under Leslie’s leadership, the McKinstry team regularly contributes time and resources to organizations that promote equality, advance education and ensure the health of our planet. She currently serves as the co-chair for Colorado STEM, a public-private partnership committed to advancing STEM education in Colorado.
Leslie earned her Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies from Middlebury College and her Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver. She serves as Vice President for McKinstry Essention, LLC and is based in our Golden, Colo. office.
Vice President, Energy & Technical Services – South
Michael serves as vice president of Energy & Technical Services for our South Region—managing McKinstry’s operations across Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma.
Michael leads and manage McKinstry’s efforts to reduce operating costs and save energy in the built environment for clients in our South Region. He helped establish the company’s Dallas office upon arriving at McKinstry in 2008, and McKinstry has since grown into a market leader in design-build and energy performance contracting.
Michael has been instrumental in McKinstry becoming a trusted and preferred partner for clients spanning K-12 schools, higher education, municipal and healthcare markets. He’s led McKinstry to expand across the region—opening additional Texas offices in Houston, San Antonio and Austin, as well as an office in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Michael earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Baylor University. He serves as Vice President for McKinstry Essention, LLC and is based in our Dallas office.
Vice President, Energy & Technical Services – Midwest
Scott leads McKinstry’s Energy & Technical Services operations across our Midwest Region, which is served by our regional hubs in Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and St. Louis. He is an energy industry veteran with an extensive executive leadership background and more than 30 years of experience driving positive outcomes and energy savings within the built environment.
Scott is focused on expanding McKinstry’s business in the Midwest, developing deeper client relationships and driving growth for McKinstry’s partners, people and communities.
Scott earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business and communications from Butler University. He serves as Vice President for McKinstry Essention, LLC and is based in Indianapolis.
Vice President, Human Resources
Janice serves as McKinstry’s Vice President of Human Resources. Since arriving at McKinstry in 2017—bringing with her more than 25 years of HR experience—Janice has been instrumental in optimizing the company’s total rewards programs, recruiting efforts, learning/development programs, and performance management & HR systems systems.
In this role, Janice oversees all aspects of human resources and directs the entire employee experience and lifecycle at McKinstry.
Janice earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Gonzaga University. She serves as Vice President for McKinstry Co., LLC and is based in our Seattle office.
Mike has extensive experience in consulting, design, construction, and facility optimization. Mike has spent time working in general contacting, building automation controls design/management, operations management focused on energy services and operations management of facility services.
Mike earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Washington State University. He serves as Vice President for McKinstry Essention, LLC.
Bill Teplicky, CPA
Executive Vice President
With more than 20 years as a member of McKinstry’s executive team, Bill’s extensive experience in accounting, management, negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, information technology, enterprise resource planning, real estate development, and corporate development has proven instrumental to the company’s success.
Bill is responsible for outside investments and other leadership functions.
Bill earned his Bachelor of Arts in accounting from the University of Washington. He serves as Executive Vice President for McKinstry Co., LLC and McKinstry Essention, LLC.
Ned Gebert, P.E.
Ned has been in the industry for 28 years, the last 26 with McKinstry. He possesses tremendous experience in a vast array of areas, including senior project management, cost control, cost estimating, and value engineering. His expertise constantly proves itself invaluable to our corporate/management team.
Ned is active in industry and community associations and was a past board member of the Northwest Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He has also worked on behalf of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Western Washington concerning contract negotiations with the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 32.
Ned earned his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Washington and he is a registered professional engineer. Ned serves as Vice President for McKinstry Co., LLC.