Founder and Chairwoman of the Board: Loretta founded the company in 1988. Starting with 4 employees, she has guided the growth and development of INTREN to more than 1,350 men and women working coast to coast. As her vision statement proclaims, she strives to be 'The Measure of Excellence' in the industry, earning trust through stewardship—the cornerstone on which the company has thrived. This is inclusive of all relationships from customers to employees and community organizations. As Loretta steps up to Chairwoman of the Board, she will team with Kelly to lead INTREN to the next level.
Chief Executive Officer: Kelly has proven herself as one of the most dynamic and accomplished leaders in the energy industry. With 25-years of diverse leadership experience in the regulated utility and independent energy sectors in the US, Jamaica, Latin America and the U.K., her expansive experience includes generation, transmission and distribution businesses, as well as renewable development and energy services. As a visionary, and risk taker, her innovative vision to do power differently is what sets Kelly apart. Kelly is also a well-respected advocate for women and diversity. She brings a steadfast commitment to improving communities and the lives of others. Kelly started at INTREN July of 2017.
President: Lance has been in the construction industry for more than 20 years, drawing knowledge from several roles across varied facets of INTREN. He challenges the status quo and advocates continuous improvement through operational efficiency, practicing collaboration and self-development. His beliefs that exemplary customer service and cutting-edge advancements set the bar in the industry have led INTREN to adopt and tackle new technologies that benefit its customers. In addition to being a Board Member for the Pioneer Center Foundation, Lance also serves as a Board Member for the Underground Contractors Association of Illinois (UCA); PMI Energy Solutions, LLC; and Middle States Electrical Contractors Association (IBEW Local No. 9). He also is a member of two professional leadership organizations, Vistage International and YPO Chicagoland. Lance volunteers for numerous local community organizations that support the homeless, disabled, public schools and the performing arts.
Executive Vice President of Operations & Business Development: Matthew has been with INTREN for more than 24 years, starting as the company's first Safety Coordinator, then moving to Operations Director in the late 90s. Matthew is very active within his surrounding communities, serving on the JULIE Board in the State of Illinois as a Director, representing the Contractor Community; as a Board Member for Junior Achievement Will County; a member of the Fundraising Committees for both El Valor and Raue Center for the Arts; and a board member for Light of the World Evangelization Ministries. Matthew earned his B.A. from the University of Dayton, his M.A. from the Catholic University of America and his C.B.A. from University of Illinois School of Business. Matthew is also a Eucharistic Minister, serving the assisted living in his community.
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer: Mike oversees Support Services, which includes Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Fleet Operations, Warehouse, Procurement and the Support Services Project Management Office. With more than 24 years of domestic and international experience in several industries, Mike also has substantial merger and acquisition experience. He joined the INTREN family in 2012 and is active in the community coaching Special Olympics sports teams.
Vice President of Gas Operations: Jeff Nauman supports INTREN’s gas operations company-wide. Jeff came to INTREN in 2005 and has more than 28 years of experience in the utility construction industry. Since starting with INTREN, Jeff has worked in several key positions, including ComEd Account Manager and Director of Account Performance. Prior to coming to INTREN, Jeff worked as an Alliance Manager for ComEd (5 years) and also in the nuclear power industry (12 years) for Raytheon Engineers & Constructors, specializing in Project Controls and refuel outage scheduling. Jeff is an active volunteer in multiple philanthropic organizations and served in the US Marine reserves for six years.
Regional Vice President of Operations, West Coast: Jason Combs has been working in the energy industry for more than 20 years and throughout his career, he has demonstrated a vast understanding of both transmission and distribution systems. Jason’s expertise is in managing projects ranging from emergency restoration of distribution to 500kV transmission line construction throughout the Midwest and western United States for multiple utility companies. Jason is the Regional Vice President of Operations for the West Coast at INTREN and is responsible for maintaining customer relationships and customer satisfaction. He is accountable for the operational execution of contracts, contract management, and ensuring the safety and quality of the account, driving INTREN’s core values and mission. Jason is the primary point of contact responsible for supporting INTREN customers.
Regional Vice President of Operations, Midwest: Dennis Bednarski supports INTREN’s key Midwest accounts in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Ohio and Oklahoma. Dennis brings a wealth of more than 30 years of experience, most recently from the City of Oconomowoc, Wis., where he served as the General Manager of Electric Distribution, Water and Fleet. Prior to this, Dennis worked at ComEd for 22 years, starting at field presence and working up to Manager in Joliet, Ill.. He has served on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin (MEUW) and the Wisconsin Public Power Incorporated (WPPI), and was the past Chair of the Transmission and Distribution Committee for the America Public Power Association (APPA), as well as numerous other boards and technical schools in Wisconsin. Dennis earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Management from National Louis University.