Leo Anhalt – President
Mr. Anhalt is co-owner and has served as the President and General Manager of SSi Incorporated since its inception in 1969. Mr. Anhalt was instrumental in forming an Arkansas Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). He served on the steering committee for the formation of the chapter in 1974 and was an active member for many years. He served 14 years on the State Chapter Board of Directors and was President of the Chapter in 1976 and 1985. In 1980, he was honored as the Most Valued Member since the beginning of ABC in Arkansas. He was ABC Man of the Year in 1985. In 1992, he was honored by the Arkansas Chapter with the Distinguished Service award.On the national level, Mr. Anhalt served on the following ABC Committees: the National Education Committee (12 years, four as chairman), the Construction Industry Cost Effectiveness Committee, the By-Laws Committee, and the Metal Building Council (chairman). He has achieved Presidential Level in the Beam Club for membership recruitment. He has served on the National Board for seven years, was Region III Vice President for three years, was President-elect in 1993 and National President in 1994. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees and Secretary of the Construction Education Foundation and has served as Trustee of the Construction Legal Rights Foundation.Mr. Anhalt currently serves on the Board of Directors for Benefit Bank, the Gregory Kistler Treatment Center, the Subiaco Foundation, the Fort Smith Regional Council and the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Ken Hart – Vice President
Mr. Hart is a co-owner of SSi Incorporated and is Vice President and manager of the Project Management and Estimating team for the company. He is also responsible for coordinating and administering the components of SSi’s design-build projects, from initial customer contact and conceptual drawings through project completion. Mr. Hart received a B.S. degree in Construction Engineering Technology from Louisiana Tech University and is a member of the LTU Construction Engineering Technology Advisory Board. He served first as a field engineer and then as a project manager in companies across the nation before joining SSi as Project Manager/Estimator in 1999. He was promoted into his current position in 2004. He currently serves as Justice of the Peace in Logan County, Arkansas and is a member of Rotary International in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Ryan Bennet – Vice President
Mr. Bennet is co-owner and Vice President of SSi, Inc. of Northwest Arkansas. Mr. Bennet’s responsibilities include sales and operations on design-build projects, as well as supervision of project managers/estimators, field superintendents, and support staff. Mr. Bennet received his education from Clemson University with a B.S. degree in Architecture in 1995 and Construction Management in 1996. From June 1996 through December 1999 Ryan was Project Manager/Estimator for SSi. He returned to SSi Incorporated of Northwest Arkansas in 2003 and assumed his current position.Mr. Bennet has been active in local and state chapters of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and Rotary International. Mr. Bennet has held a Northwestern Council position, a State Chair position, and State and National board member positions with ABC. He has also served community programs such as Children’s Choices, Children’s Upward Training and on the Decker College Advisory Board.
Justin Wisdom – Vice President of Business Development
Mr. Wisdom is responsible for the development of new business for SSi incorporated. He ensures that clients realize the full value of their project and implements SSi’s brand promise within the sales and marketing strategy. Mr. Wisdom received his Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University. In 2007 he became part of SSi’s Project Management/Estimating team until being promoted to his current position.He currently serves on the Immaculate Conception Church Parish Council and as a board member of Golden Rule Clothes Closet and First Tee.
Steve Maestri – Vice President of Finance
Mr. Maestri is Vice President of Finance at SSi Inc. His duties include overseeing the Accounts Payable, Payroll and IT Departments. Mr. Maestri earned his degree in Accounting from the University of Arkansas. He has been with SSi since 1997 and is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Project Management/Estimating Team:
Angela Chisum – Project Manager
Brian Byrd – Project Manager / Estimator
Dennis Griffin – Senior Estimator
Jimmy Carson – Project Manager / Estimator
Wes Coats – Project Manager / Estimator
Greg Nally – Director of Operations
Steven Smith – Director