Finance and Personnel Committee Member
Vince is the retired Chairman and CEO of Shook Construction, a leading construction company headquartered in Dayton with locations in Cleveland, Indianapolis, and North Carolina. Vince began his career at Shook as an estimator while still attending his senior year at the University of Dayton. Upon graduation from UD with a degree in civil engineering, Vince moved up through the ranks at Shook as an engineer, project manager, vice president, president and then to CEO. Throughout his career at Shook, Vince was known for his deep commitment to the success of the organization as well as for his passion for the "Shook family". Vince recognized early on the importance that people play in the company’s success and therefore he was dedicated to development of Shook’s employees, particularly young leaders. During his time as CEO, Vince oversaw the expansion of the Indianapolis and Cleveland offices as well as instituted a strategic planning process for the organization. Vince now serves as chairman emeritus of Shook’s Board of Directors. In this function as chairman emeritus, Vince continues to provide the organization with vision, creativity and passion, while supporting the management team in achieving Shook’s strategic goals and objectives.
Vince has long been recognized as a skilled leader within the construction industry. He has served in many roles with the Association of General Contractors (AGC) at the local, regional and national levels. His expertise has proven to be invaluable for Shook projects for clients in a wide variety of industries over the past four decades. He has managed various major contracts while directing key commercial and industrial projects, including several area hospital projects and a range of wastewater and water treatment plant projects throughout the Midwest as well as in Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina, Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Vince was the recipient of AGC’s Pinnacle Award in 2011 which honors those who have demonstrated leadership above and beyond the call of duty to the construction industry. This award recognizes an individual’s continued dedication, long after his or her direct leadership obligation has been fulfilled. Vince’s commitment and work as a skilled leader made him the perfect candidate for this award. He was also named a finalist in the prestigious 2008 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, .which acknowledged his extraordinary leadership skills. Vince’s recognition focused on his ability to build relationships with his team at Shook as well as the community during a tough economic downturn.
In the truest sense of servant leadership, Vince has been involved in countless community activities throughout his career. Over the past 45 years, he has contributed both financial resources and his personal time to numerous local community and business organizations, including the Greater Dayton Area United Way, Miami Valley Council-Boy Scouts of America, and A Special Wish Foundation. Beginning in 2000, Vince became an Angel Flight Volunteer Pilot for the National Pilot Network. Through the generosity of volunteers like Vince, this non-profit organization provides free transportation to healthcare facilities for individuals that cannot afford to pay for the commercial flights. An avid general aviator with a passion for flying, Vince was selected in 2002 to represent the State of Ohio in a national event known as "Flight Across America." Vince was chosen to present the State of Ohio flag to the City of New York to honor the memory of those who perished on September 11, 2001.
Vince has a passion for education at all levels. He has spent the last several years volunteering at Mother Brunner Catholic School, advising local 7th/8th graders on high school choices and career path planning. Vince is also currently working with 6th graders at Hillel Academy to expand their understanding of their surroundings. In terms of higher education, Vince was one of the founding contributors of the University of Cincinnati Construction Education Fund and has been involved with the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC), the University of Dayton and currently is a member of the Sinclair Community College Foundation Board.
Vince is also deeply committed to economic development initiatives that enhance the economic vitality of the Dayton region for all of its citizens. Vince is a member of the Dayton Foundation’s Minority Inclusion Committee which founded the Minority Economic Development Council that has since become the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Minority Business Partnership. Vince is also an active member of the Dayton Business Committee and the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Strategic Planning Committee.
Vince continues to be a dedicated and passionate leader for all of the organizations and initiatives that he is a part of in order to make the community a better place. Vince’s commitment to his community is matched only by his unwavering commitment to his family. He and his wife Marcy have been married since 1965 and have 6 children, 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
- AGC of America – National Director
- AGC of Ohio- President
- AGC of West Central Ohio – President
Professional Awards and honors received:
- Dayton Business Journal Community Sponsor of the Year - 2004
- Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Finalist 2008
- Dayton Builders Exchange –Labor Management Award- 2009
- Shook Construction Master Builders Award- 2010
- Dayton Minority Economic Development Special Appreciation Award – 2010
- Dayton Builders Exchange- Outstanding Service Award for Service to the Community - 2011
- AGC of Ohio Pinnacle Award -Lifetime Achievement recipient -2011
Community and Business Activities:
- A Special Wish Foundation – Advisory Board Member
- Boy Scouts of America- Miami Valley Council - Committee Member
- City of Clayton Planning Commission - President
- City of Dayton Deconstruction Task Force - Committee Member
- Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce – Board Member
- Dayton Business Committee – Former Chair
- Dayton Dialogue on Race Relations
- Dayton Foundation Minority Inclusion Committee
- Greater Dayton Area United Way – 2009 Campaign Chair
- Catholic Social Services
- Minority Economic Development Council – Board Member
- National Pilot Network Angel – Flight Volunteer Pilot
- Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges – Trustee and Past Chair
- Sinclair Community College Foundation – Trustee
- University of Dayton School of Engineering – Advisory Committee