Background: Stephen Sandefur has been a cooperative member since 2002. After high school, Stephen went to Purdue University, School of Engineering & Technology. He received his Bachelor Degree in Construction Management while obtaining Associate Degrees in Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering. He acquired his MBA w/ Management Specialization from Indiana Wesleyan University with a 4.0 GPA in 2009. Stephen is currently a Senior Consultant/Program Manager for BPM Associates in Fishers, where he is a partner. Previously, he has worked at NGC Corporation, Global Performance, Verkler Incorporated, Duke Realty Corporation, F.A. Wilhelm Construction and Hagerman Group. All previous positions held were in management roles such as business development, project manager, director of construction & field services, general contracting and structural and architectural engineering and lead management. Stephen has led and supervised large projects in his career such as a Honda plant, Boeing 787 plant, Gary Chicago International Airport Runway Expansion Program, Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical Expansion, Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau, Toyota Automotive Plant & Guardian Fiberglass Plant, Multiple K-12 School Projects, Indiana Governor’s Residence Addition and Eiteljorg Museum Connector to WRSP Underground Parking Garage to name a few. He has several certifications and achievements to his name including an LEED AP BD + C (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), Healthcare Construction Certificate (HCC), American Institute of Architects (AIA) First Place Architectural Champion for the State of Indiana in 1990 and AGC (Associated General Contractors) Future Leaders Organization; Education Forum and Member Services Committee Member. Steve has volunteered multiple years for Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together and was a mentor at Pike High School assisting students who are interested in architecture, engineering and construction. He loves to coach all sports, particularly basketball. Steve has lived in Hancock County for nearly 19 years. He plans on being in Hancock County until at least his retirement and wants to do what he can to set an even better place for people to work and live. Steve and his fiancé Michelle have been engaged since May 2020. He has two children; Ariana and Marilyn and will be a stepfather to Austin and Alivia. He resides in Greenfield.
Candidate Statement: My goal is to serve the community I love, built a home in 19 years ago and where my children go to school. Proficient, dynamic, goal-driven, MBA educated, LEED Accredited and Healthcare Certified Professional that wants to utilize my executive leadership, management and operations experience; and put those to work representing the NineStar members. On large and small projects, I have efficiently and effectively managed personnel, costs, quality, service and schedule while maintaining a safe and productive environment. I have over 24 years of professional experience, strong and diverse education (4 degrees), multiple certifications, vision and leadership, have delivered success in the past and will work to bring synergy to the board. Whether I am leading a team or working on my own, I will deliver professional results for the board’s challenges. Utilizing my skills and contributing to the future success of NineStar Connect & its members is my goal.
2021 Annual Meeting
Friday, March 26th