Corporate Leadership

Roger McBride

Executive Vice President, Safety & Risk Management

Roger McBride directs the advancement of safety and health initiatives, risk management and mitigation, and human resources management, supervising a team of more than 50 Ames health and safety professionals and support staff. In his 35 years with the company, Roger has developed, implemented and administrated comprehensive corporate safety and loss control programs on projects throughout the United States and Canada. His skills, knowledge and work ethic guided the company successfully through difficult challenges to align the safety program with changing industry standards. Under Roger’s leadership, Ames remains an industry leader in safety practices. Roger is an active member of the Construction Industry Safety Institute (CISI) and the American Society of Safety Engineers.

Todd Goderstad

 Executive Vice President & General Counsel

As the chief legal officer for Ames Construction, Todd Goderstad manages and directs all project-specific and corporate matters requiring legal review. He examines and negotiates contracts, subcontracts and other documents, monitors changes in law affecting the company, assesses controls for risk management, and ensures surety and insurance compliance. Todd also manages internal and outside counsel and consultants both in and outside of litigation. In over 25 years with the company, Todd has also served as the governmental liaison, and applied his expertise to legal aspects of real estate development, credit and collections, and formal and informal dispute resolution of all kinds.

Todd obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Culver-Stockton College, and is a graduate of William Mitchell College of Law. He is a member of multiple bar associations and construction law organizations and is a past president of the Associated General Contractors of Minnesota.

Michael J. Kellen

Chief Financial Officer

As Ames Construction’s Chief Financial Officer, Mike Kellen plans, implements, manages, and supervises all of the finance activities for the company, including business planning, budgeting, reporting, and forecasting. In addition to overseeing the accounting department, Mike also holds responsibility for the information technology department. In his 30 years with the company, Mike has applied his expertise in streamlining and maintaining efficient operations while adapting to ever-changing needs of both the industry and the departments as the company continues to grow and expand.

Shawn L. Dahl

Vice President, Real Estate & Aggregates 

Shawn Dahl directs the real estate portfolio for Ames Construction with extensive experience in land reclamation and residential/commercial development and redevelopment. In his 30 years with the company, Shawn has expertly applied his proficiency in planning and design, along with a keen knowledge of environmental regulations, to develop multiple master-planned communities throughout the country. Shawn is instrumental in conducting assessments and acquiring permits for aggregate operations needed to support specific projects in our respective markets, and he oversees the company’s holdings in a retail aggregate processing operation that serves as a resource to the construction industry. [Include any affiliations/association memberships]