Leadership Team

  • Julie Boynton

    Senior Director of Interior Architecture

    As Senior Director of Interior Architecture for Facilities Design and Operations, Julie Boynton leads a team of interior designers and project managers working on major new construction and renovation capital projects for the University of Notre Dame.  Julie's team has successfully completed interior architecture work on several million square feet of projects varying in complexity and scope. The interior architecture team at the University of Notre Dame is responsible for interior finishes and details, furniture, fixtures, and equipment, including signage, and planning and executing the physical move of project occupants.

    Prior to joining the University of Notre Dame in 2003, Julie served in a variety of roles for Trinity Health System.  Julie holds a bachelor’s of science degree in business management from Bethel College, Mishawaka, Indiana.

  • Michael Daly

    Senior Director and Associate University Architect, Planning Design and Construction

    Mike joined the Notre Dame community in May 2005, assuming the position of Senior Project Manager.   In 2011, Mike was promoted to Senior Director, Project Management leading a team of 5 staff overseeing capital and small projects for the University.   The focus of the projects typically undertaken by this team is related to the Academy and Research efforts of the University.

    Mike holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Detroit, and is a licensed architect in both Indiana and Michigan.  Prior to joining the University, Mike worked in private practice for 13 years. The focus of that work was religious, municipal, and college and university clients throughout the Midwest region.

  • Chip Farrell

    Director, Maintenance

    Chip joined the Notre Dame community in December 2008, assuming the position of Sr. Environmental & Safety Specialist in the Utilities Department.  Prior to joining the University, Chip served as a project engineer with Lawson-Fisher Associates, a consulting engineering firm located in South Bend, leading various water resources projects.    In December 2022, he was promoted to Director of Maintenance, responsible for the daily maintenance services for over 11 million square feet of campus facilities as well as the management and execution of the campus facility renewal plan. Chip holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and is a licensed professional engineer and Certified Safety Professional (CSP).

  • Mark Hummel

    Senior Director, Utilities and Maintenance

    Mark has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering degree from Western Michigan University and is a licensed Professional Engineer. He has over 36 years of experience, primarily in the fields of commercial HVAC and energy production and distribution.  He worked in the private sector for engineering consulting firms and a large temperature controls contractor prior to joining Notre Dame in 1994. Mark currently oversees a 7 member engineering staff as well as the Distribution Group and Building Controls Group within the Utilities Department.

  • Paul Kempf

    Assistant Vice President, Utilities and Maintenance

    Paul Kempf is the Assistant Vice President for The Utilities and Maintenance Departments.  These two University departments are responsible for the operation of the campus’s combined heat and power plant, distribution of all centrally produced utilities as well as the maintenance of over 11 million gross square feet of campus facilities.  The University uses it combined heat and power plant to produce steam, chilled water and electricity as well as operates its own potable water system, municipal separated storm sewer system and sanitary sewer system.

    Paul oversees a staff of over 100 University employees as well as another 100 plus contractor employees involved in projects, operations, maintenance and repairs.

    He is a 1980 graduate of Notre Dame with a degree in Electrical Engineering and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Indiana and has worked for his alma mater for over 34 years.  As part of the University's comprehensive sustainability strategy, he serves on the Sustainability Strategy Standing Committee, the Energy & Emissions, and Water small working groups.

  • Doug Marsh

    Vice President for Facilities Design and Operations and University Architect

    As vice president for facilities design and operations and university architect, Doug Marsh is responsible for leading the successful planning, design, and construction of new campus facilities as well as renovation, maintenance, and utilities projects. Under his leadership, the University has designed and constructed scores of new and renovated campus buildings. He is also responsible for Notre Dame’s utilities, maintenance, and landscape teams which cares for more than 200 buildings and 1,000 acres of campus grounds. Marsh received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Notre Dame in 1982 and worked in private practice prior to joining the University in 1995.

  • Anthony Polotto

    Senior Director of Construction and Quality Assurance

    As Senior Director of Construction and Quality Assurance, Tony leads a team of three construction administrators in oversight responsibility for the successful completion and delivery of all new major capital and renovation projects on campus. Prior to joining the University, Tony served as Vice President of General Construction at Ziolkowski Construction, Inc. located in South Bend, IN. Tony attended Purdue University, majoring in Building Construction Technology, and holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters Degrees in Business Administration from Trine University.

    In his 20 years at the University, Tony has had direct leadership of over $900 million in construction projects, and directly oversees the building envelope systems which include nearly 2.9 m square feet of low-slope roofing, 2.3 m square foot of steep-slope roofing, 5 m square feet of building veneer, and over 31,000 windows.

  • Jaime Sanchez

    Director, Capital Program and University Facilities Information

    Jaime joined the University in 2015 as a Diversity & Inclusion Staff Fellow, a leadership development program sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President. As director of Capital Program and University Facilities Information, Jaime and his team manage the business operations of all the divisions’ capital and renovation projects, and coordinate the timely update and maintenance of a wide range of facilities data including occupancy and space usage for more than 11,000,000 gross square feet of university property.

    Jaime holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in South Bend and a master’s in business analytics from the University of Notre Dame. Jaime was born and raised in Venezuela and lives in Granger with his wife and two children, Riley and James.

  • Craig Tiller

    Senior Director and Associate University Architect, Planning Design and Construction

    Craig joined the Notre Dame community in May 2001, assuming the position of Project Manager in the Office of the University Architect.  A lifelong resident of Kalamazoo, MI Craig and his family relocated to South Bend in 2001. Craig holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame, and is a licensed architect in Michigan.  Prior to joining the University, Craig served as a project manager with Tower Pinkster, an architectural firm located in Kalamazoo, MI.

  • Curt Wade

    Director, Utilities

    As Director of Utilities for Notre Dame’s Facilities Design and Operations division, Curt Wade heads up the operation and maintenance of Notre Dame’s utility generation and distribution systems. Wade leads a team of power plant operators, maintenance, and instrument and control technicians guiding efficiency, reliability, resiliency, dispatch, and generation capacity planning of the campus’s electrical and thermal generation, as well as potable and stormwater systems.

    Prior to joining the University of Notre Dame in June of 2022, Curt Wade was past Senior Director of the University of Central Florida’s Utilities and Energy Services Division. At UCF, Wade held a variety of operational and transformational Director roles across energy, utilities, demand-side-management, utility master planning, and sustainability during his 12-year tenure. 

  • Anthony Wingfield

    Director, International Facilities

    Anthony Wingfield began working for the University of Notre Dame as an external consultant in 2010, working on the renovation project of the Rome Global Gateway building in Via Ostilia, Rome. In 2013 joined Notre Dame International as director of operations of the Rome Global Gateway. In this role he manages the daily operation of the building, security issues, and oversees the majority of the staff.

    As an architect, he led the renovations of the ND Villa, the new students’ residence in Rome. He is also leading a number of projects for the University of Notre Dame in other European Global Gateways.

    Anthony recently joined Facilities Design and Operations as Director of International Facilities, while maintaining his role as Facility Manager for the Rome Global Gateway.