Chief Executive Officer
Doug Kennedy has four decades of experience in the construction industry and joined Johnson & Galyon Construction in 2001. Throughout his career, he has been part of many notable projects, including the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital – NICU & Surgery Addition, the additions and renovations to Neyland Stadium, the Whittle Communications Corporate Building (now the Howard Baker Federal Courthouse), the Dover Downs Hotel & Convention Center, the renovations at Rockefeller Center in New York City, and the renovation and restoration of Ayres Hall, a landmark structure at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Since 1983, Doug has been a registered architect and member of the American Institute of Architects. He currently serves on the College of Architecture’s board of advisors at the University of Tennessee.
Doug is also an active member of the community, having served on boards and committees for several organizations, including the Emerald Youth Foundation, where he serves as chairman of the board, the 2013-2015 University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Associates, and the University of Tennessee’s Graduate School of Medicine board of visitors.
Before starting his career in construction, Kennedy was a student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he graduated with honors in 1978 with a bachelor of science in architecture.
Doug and his wife, Vicky, currently reside in Knoxville and have raised three children: Justin, Kristin and Ryan.
Chief Financial Officer
Susan Bacon has been a valuable member of the Johnson & Galyon team since 1991. She currently serves as the chief financial officer and treasurer, where she is responsible for working with the company’s leadership team to ensure that all financial operations, human resources, and administrative services are functioning efficiently.
Prior to joining Johnson & Galyon, Susan worked for several years in the audit divisions of two public accounting firms in Knoxville, and ultimately become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Susan is a 2007 graduate of Leadership Knoxville, a current member of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce finance committee, and a member of the 2017 – 2020 University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Associates. She is a past member of the Knoxville Chamber board of directors and a former board member and treasurer of the Metropolitan Drug Commission.
Prior to launching her professional career, Susan was a student at the University of Tennessee, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration in 1986 and graduated with highest honors.
She and her husband, Michael, have two children, Ellen and Max.
Vice President of Field Operations
Bob joined Johnson & Galyon in 1984 as a project superintendent and quickly progressed through a variety of assignments, including project manager and director of operations. In 2018, Bob was promoted to vice president of field operations. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of field operations. He works closely with our superintendents and their teams, providing leadership and direction to all field personnel on each of Johnson & Galyon’s projects. This ensures compliance with the schedule, defined quality standards, and most importantly, the safety of each person on the job site.
Bob uses the lessons he has learned throughout his career to continually improve processes in the field. His ability to anticipate challenges results in far fewer problems that have to be solved on behalf of our clients. His knowledge of complex building systems is a major factor in the success of our clients’ projects.
Bob has overseen the construction of some of East Tennessee’s marquee projects and worked with a variety of clients including the University of Tennessee, Commercial and Investment Properties, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Public Building Authority of Knox County, and the City of Knoxville and Tree Tops Resort, among others.
Bob and his wife, Linda, reside in Knoxville and enjoy spending time with their grandchildren: Alex, Addison, and Zane.