Management

Our management philosophy is simple: We CARE about our PEOPLE. That's the role of senior leadership - to support, develop and create opportunity for the great people at Palmer Johnson. (Oh, and to remind people that it's okay to have fun at work. Did someone say beer-thirty?!)

Craig Parsons

Craig joined Palmer Johnson in 2004 and has served as president since 2007. He has a BA in Russian history from Stanford and an MBA from UW-Madison. Previously, Parsons was a partner in the Agave Group, which specialized in strategy development, technology licensing, and fundraising for early stage biotech companies.

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Craig Swenson

Craig started with Palmer Johnson in 2006 and currently services as COO. Craig oversees Palmer Johnson's 6-branch service network and the inside sales team. Swenson has a BS in construction administration and a MBA in entrepreneurship, both from UW-Madison.Go Bucky!

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Brad Lyons

Brad joined Palmer Johnson in 2005 in outside sales in Chicago. He moved west, first taking on the Hayward branch manager and then regional manager role. In 2015, Brad was named Vice President of Sales & Marketing. He holds a BS in engineering from Purdue and an MBA from Loyola.

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Tara Conger

Tara joined Palmer Johnson in 2011 as human resources manager and currently serves as vice president of human resources. Conger oversees all aspects of HR, as well as company-wide wellness and the 2020 Future Leaders program. She holds a BS in HR management and marketing, as well as a MA in sports administration from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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Jeff Magusin

Jeff has been with Palmer Johnson since 2002 when the company purchased California's n.a. d'Arcy Co. Jeff served as regional manager of Palmer Johnson's western branches, later taking over as Vice President of Outside Sales. In 2015, Jeff was named Vice President of Marine & Mining Sales.

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