VIP Leadership

Senior Leadership Team: VIP Structures’ Senior Leadership Team guides, inspires, and influences the company by working together to create unity, be organizational storytellers, model VIP’s culture, set and invest in priorities, drive change, and be the guardians of the VIP vision. 

Advisory Board & Family Owners Counsel: VIP’s Advisory Board & Family Counsel works together to offer an objective and independent perspective on various matters, with the aim of improving the company’s overall performance.


Meg Tidd

President & CEO, VIP Structures

Meg Tidd, CEO of VIP Companies, is a hands-on leader and visionary who inspires, guides, and implements VIP’s strong culture across all operating companies and employees. Meg is responsible for VIP’s day-to-day operations, long-term strategies, and company-wide initiatives. During her tenure at VIP, Meg has led the enterprise through multiple initiatives, including re-branding mission, vision, and purpose, institutionalizing standard operating procedures, improving data collection and analysis, and a cultural shift driving integration and collaboration across the enterprise. Meg also played a pivotal role in the enterprise’s transition to an established second-generation family company.

Meg served as Chief Marketing Officer and COO for eight years before taking on the CEO role. Before joining VIP, Meg worked in public relations, communications, and relationship management. She graduated from the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School and obtained an MBA focusing on Corporate Strategy and Marketing.

Meg is a board member and Vice President of The Gifford Foundation, a Young Presidents Organization (YPO) member, a Central New York Business Journal 40 Under Forty Honoree, and a graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse.

Meg and her family reside in Marcellus where they own and operate Riseform Brewing Co.


Dave Nutting, AIA

Founder and Chair, VIP Structures

David C. Nutting is the Board Chair of VIP Structures, former CEO, and an investor in all VIP Development properties. A graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, with a degree in architecture, Nutting founded VIP Structures in 1975 with the vision to serve clients more effectively by combining the best elements of design and construction.

Nutting has received many professional recognition awards during his career, including Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, The Inc. 500, and the Syracuse 100. His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Architects, the World Presidents’ Organization, and the Chief Executive Organization.

A strong proponent of community involvement, Nutting is a past or current board member of such organizations as the Salvation Army, Syracuse University School of Management, Everson Museum of Art, CenterState CEO, The Downtown Committee, and the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra.


Kate is a registered architect in the state of New York. She is the business manager and supervises day-to-day operations of the architecture division. Kate is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), U.S. Green Building Council, National Fire Protection Association, Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO – Syracuse chapter) and the Leadership Greater Syracuse class of 2012. She was recognized as one of the CNY Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty 2014 winners. Kate graduated with her degree in Architecture from Syracuse University.

Kate Nutting, AIA, NCARB, MBA

Principal & Owners' Council Chair


Joseph Charles, CPA

Senior Counse, Fust Charles Chambers LLP

Joe Charles, a member of VIP’s Advisory Board since 2022, is a Senior Counsel at FustCharles LLP – a professional service firm in Syracuse that provides accounting, audit, tax, and advisory services.  Before his current role at FustCharles LLP, Joe was instrumental in the Firm’s origination and served as the CEO, member of the Executive Committee, and head of its Tax Department. Joes has been actively involved in the Central New York Community throughout his career.  He served on the Boards and Committees of a variety of local not for profit organizations. 

In addition, Joe is a member of the Board of Directors of the Georgetown University Alumni Club of Central New York and its former President and Treasurer.  Joe is a member of and former President of the Estate Planning Council of Central New York.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and a past member of its governing council.  He is also a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and its committee on Taxation of Closely Held Businesses & S Corporations and a former officer and member of the NYSSCPA’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors.  

Joe, a graduate of Georgetown University, is a licensed CPA in New York and Virginia.  He is an accredited Estate Planner and Chartered Global Management Accountant and resides in Fayetteville, New York.


Greg Evans

Greg Evans is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Indium Corporation and joined VIP’s Advisory Board in 2023. In his more than 40 years with the Indium, Greg played an integral role in propelling Indium Corporation to be a globally-renowned electronics assembly materials manufacturer, an international supplier of choice, and an employer of choice. Under his leadership, the company has grown to 1,200, and from three facilities in Utica, New York to 15 global facilities in the USA, UK, Singapore, China, South Korea, India, Germany, and Malaysia. Greg has served on several non-profit boards, devoting numerous volunteer hours to both industry and community initiatives. These include the Utica Zoological Society, the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA), from which he received the prestigious Founders Award, and currently serves as Chairperson of Mohawk Valley Health System, which is building the first new, state-of-the-art hospital in New York State in decades. Greg was named an Oneida County History Center Living Legend in 2021.