Corporate Leadership

Tutor Perini Corporation is guided by a talented group of individuals with experience in all facets of construction. For clients and employees alike, their knowledge and understanding of the industry is inspiring and reassuring. They are the embodiment of intelligence, intensity and integrity.

Ronald N. Tutor

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Ronald N. Tutor has served as our Chief Executive Officer since March 2000, as Chairman of the Board since July 1999, and as a director since January 1997. Mr. Tutor also served as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tutor-Saliba Corporation (”Tutor-Saliba”), a privately held California corporation engaged in the construction industry, until Tutor-Saliba merged with the Company in September 2008. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Southern California. Mr. Tutor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Southern California.

James (Jack) A. Frost

President & Chief Operating Officer - Chief Executive Officer, Civil Group

Jack A. Frost has served as President and Chief Operating Officer and as a Director since February 2015. In addition, since 2008 Mr. Frost has served as CEO of Tutor Perini's Civil Group. He originally joined the company's predecessor, Tutor-Saliba, in 1988. Prior to joining Tutor-Saliba, he spent more than four years in active duty military service with the United States Air Force. Mr. Frost studied engineering at the College of Southern Maryland, at Texas State University and at the University of Texas in Austin. Mr. Frost has gained extensive executive leadership experience in construction management and operations, overseeing numerous projects, including many of the Company's largest and most difficult building and civil projects.

Michael F. Smithson

Executive Vice President, Building & Specialty Contractors Groups

Michael F. Smithson has served as Executive Vice President leading the Building and Specialty Contractors groups since May 2021. Previously, Mr. Smithson was a Senior Vice President at Skanska USA for nine years, where he was responsible for Skanska’s heavy civil projects located within Los Angeles County and its underground heavy civil projects in the western United States. Prior to joining Skanska USA, he worked for Kenny Construction in Chicago for seven years. Mr. Smithson holds a Bachelor of Science in Geologic Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Gary G. Smalley

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Gary G. Smalley has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tutor Perini Corporation since September 2015.  Previously, he held several financial management roles during nearly 24 years with Fluor Corporation, a multinational engineering and construction firm. With Fluor, he served as Senior Vice President and Controller for seven years, as Group Chief Financial Officer for one of Fluor's business segments, as Vice President of Internal Audit and in several other financial operations roles in Australia, Chile, Mexico and the United States. Prior to joining Fluor, he held audit positions with Ernst & Young and J.P. Stevens and Company. Mr. Smalley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Anthony C. Fiore

Executive Vice President, Tax, Treasurer, and Corporate Secretary

Anthony C. Fiore has served as Executive Vice President, Tax, Treasurer, and Corporate Secretary of Tutor Perini Corporation since January 2020. Mr. Fiore is a finance leader and Certified Public Accountant with 31 years of global finance experience working for multinational publicly held companies spanning various industries. He has served in leadership roles in global tax, treasury, internal audit and corporate restructuring, as well as insurance, claims and risk management. Most recently, he served as Chief Tax Officer at XPO Logistics. Prior to that, Mr. Fiore served as Senior Vice President, Global Tax, Insurance and Risk Management at The Hertz Corporation for nearly a decade. He began his career in the tax practice of Arthur Andersen & Co. in New York City. Mr. Fiore holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Hofstra University and a Master of Science degree in Taxation from Fordham University.

Wendy A. Hallgren

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Wendy A. Hallgren has served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Tutor Perini Corporation since August 2018. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Hallgren was the Chief Compliance Officer at Fluor Corporation, where she was responsible for developing and implementing Fluor’s comprehensive compliance and ethics program. While at Fluor, she also had responsibilities relating to securities law, including chairing the company’s disclosure committee, enterprise risk management, corporate finance, trade, data privacy, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. Earlier in her career, Ms. Hallgren was an associate with Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP and Hogan & Hartson LLP (now Hogan Lovells). Ms. Hallgren holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan.

William J. Palmer

Executive Vice President & Chief Business Development Officer

William J. Palmer is responsible for driving growth, market diversification and expanding Tutor Perini Corporation's service offerings. Prior to his new role, Mr. Palmer was Executive Vice President, Director of Strategic Alliances, North America for Tishman AECOM. Previous to that, he served as Vice President of Business Development, Strategic Alliances with Hunt Construction Group, Inc. Mr. Palmer brings more than 30 years of experience to Tutor Perini, having spent equal amounts of time in both Canada and the United States. A specialist in Strategic Alliances, his career has spanned the fields of real estate development and construction management. 

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