John Stewart


John has a lot of titles – company owner, registered architect, licensed contractor, recognized authority in the gaming and hospitality industry. But the title he prefers is “partner.” That’s how he built a $100+ million company that is the choice of major companies such as Yum! Brands, Ford Motor Company, Churchill Downs, Pinnacle, and Brown-Forman. John’s nearly three decades of work experience runs the gamut from gaming and hospitality to religion and retail.

He has built churches, casinos and corporate headquarters, but his greatest skill is building teams of dedicated, talented professionals. He’s a servant leader who devotes time to his family, community, and church, volunteering as a teacher for 3rd and 4th graders, a marriage mentor and an educator on Business and Work as a tool for missions.

Tom O'Donnell

Chief Executive Officer

With more than 30 years of experience in the gaming and hospitality industry, Tom brings proven leadership, industry insight and operations expertise to Encompass. Before joining the team, he worked as a gaming industry consultant for almost a decade.

Tom was a senior leader at Harrah’s Entertainment properties for more than 16 years, overseeing and managing properties across the country. He also brings hands-on leadership experience in the expanding Native American gaming market and at horse racing and casino properties including Calder Casino and Race Courses for Churchill Downs Inc..

Steve Edkins

Chief Financial Officer

Steve has over 25 years of corporate experience at Fortune 250 companies such as GE, Ford Motor and YUM! Brands. He has a unique combined Financial and Engineering/Project Management background. The first part of his career was in various engineering and project management roles at GE and Ford Motor. The second part of his career has been in senior financial leadership positions at YUM! Brands and Bloomin Brands.

Steve has experience in Corporate Strategy, Capital Planning, Bank Relationships, Business Updates, BOD Presentations, Annual Operating Plan creation, Capital Markets, Debt/Equity Analyst Presentations, Mergers and Acquisitions and Financial Planning/Analysis. He was responsible for managing YUM! Brands +$1 billion annual capital spending. Steve received Louisville Business First Best in Finance for 2017.

Clint Elliott


Clint brings years of legal counseling and regulatory compliance experience to the Encompass Team, having spent over twenty years assisting businesses and property owners with risk management, due diligence, contract documentation, land use and environmental compliance matters in construction and development projects.

Clint’s experience includes working alongside teams of engineers and consultants on siting and development of commercial facilities and award-winning brownfields redevelopment projects.

Bringing it all together.

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