Leadership Team

Michael A. Thorp

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President and CEO: 2007 – Present

Mike has been employed with Sullivan & Cozart since 1970. He graduated from Notre Dame in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky, 1968. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, as well as a Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers ASCE.

Daniel J. Polston


Executive Vice President: 2007 – Present

Dan has been a member of the Sullivan Cozart team for nearly 17 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering from Eastern Kentucky University, 1987, and a minor in Business Management. Dan has earned several certifications including:

  • KSHE (Kentucky Society of Health Care Engineers) – Certified Health Care Contractor
  • ACI – American Concrete Institute – Level I and II license for the design of ready mix concrete
  • Member – CSI (Construction Specifications Institute)


Robert A. Lawrence

Secretary/Treasurer – Cost Control: 1970 – Present

Robert Lawrence has an A.A. Degree in Economics (1968), a BSC Degree in Management (1971), and a Masters of Business Administration Degree (1978) from the University of Louisville. Employed with Sullivan & Cozart since 1970, his responsibilities include accounting, finance, safety, insurance, marketing, capital assets and personnel.