May 5, 2021

Spence Brothers Announces Leadership Transition

Spence Brothers recently announced new titles for our top company leaders, which better represent their responsibilities in the current phase of our long-term leadership transition plan.

Herb Spence IIIHerb Spence III, formerly President & CEO, is now Chairman & CEO. Herb retains responsibility for the overall success of the company, our people and our project partners. He will also continue to strengthen and lead strategic planning and community involvement efforts.

Ed Spence IIIEd Spence III, formerly Downstate Regional President & COO, is now company President & COO. Ed continues to oversee day to day operations in Spence Brothers’ Saginaw and Ann Arbor office areas, as well as safety and continuous improvement efforts. He also now has overall responsibility to oversee and assist all company operations leaders.

Bob Spence IIIBob Spence III, continues to oversee day to day operations in our Traverse City office area as Northern Michigan Regional President. He will be continuing to increase mutual support and collaboration with Ed to better serve our people and our customers throughout the state. Bob also works with Herb to help lead strategic planning and community involvement efforts.

In addition to Herb, Ed and Bob, the company’s Executive Directors team still includes Brian Keeler – Executive VP of PreConstruction Services, Dave Spence – Executive VP of Tradework Operations and Norm Thomas – CFO & Treasurer. Together, they support our Operations Directors and entire team, as we all strive to fulfill Spence Brothers’ mission “To build trust and important facilities with great people and organizations, driven to help each other and our communities thrive.”

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