Chief Financial Officer/
Corporate Ethics & Business Compliance Officer
John Lawrence joined Phillips & Jordan (P&J) in 2006 and currently serves as the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Corporate Ethics & Business Compliance Officer. John’s duties include the management of P&J’s accounting, finance, contract administration, and information technology departments. John was an original member of the P&J Compliance & Ethics Committee. In the role of Corporate Ethics & Business Compliance Officer, he is responsible for ensuring that company operations are conducted at the highest level of integrity possible. Prior to joining P&J, John served as the CFO for a mechanical contractor and CFO/advisor to a family and their group of companies. He also worked for a large national accounting firm where he earned his license as a Certified Public Accountant. John graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Accounting.
Vice President of Fleet Management
Jerry Hill joined P&J as a mechanic’s helper in 1979 while he was still in high school. After graduating, he went to work full time with the company as a field mechanic. After 15 years of working as a mechanic in both the field and at the Knoxville maintenance shop, he served as an Equipment Supervisor. In this position, he traveled to job sites to oversee the maintenance of equipment. In 2006 Jerry became the Equipment Manager at the Knoxville shop. In 2013, bringing with him a vast knowledge of heavy equipment, Jerry accepted his current position as corporate Fleet Manager, and was elected a Vice President of the corporation in 2015. Jerry’s responsibilities consist of managing the purchase and sale of P&J equipment along with managing the company’s maintenance shops and the mechanical services group with the support of several key people within the company.
Director of Human Resources
Shawn Coker joined P&J in 2015. He has a substantial background in the engineering and construction industry, and previously worked for USA Tank as Director of Human Resources. He also previously held positions related to senior level human resources generalist, staffing and recruiting, and employee engagement at Tyson Foods, Monsanto, and Union Carbide. Shawn was a senior consultant for the Association for Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, part of the Sam Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas. He is a graduate of Elon University where he received degrees in psychology and religion.
Vice President of Safety and Risk Management
Steve Thompson joined P&J in 1990. Prior to assuming his current role as Vice President of Safety & Risk Management, he served as laborer, pipe layer, equipment operator, engineer’s assistant, and safety manager. In 1994, Steve joined P&J’s Safety and Health Group. He was promoted to his current role in 2003. Steve is responsible for the overall management of P&J’s risk performance, safety, and health programs and in this capacity develops and administers policies and procedures for controlling the company’s risks and exposures, including loss control principles, related to employee safety, property, equipment, fleet, environmental, and general liability. Steve is a graduate of the University of Tennessee where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree.