Our Team Info

Meet the
Management Team

Josh Tarter

Josh, has life-long experience in manufacturing and business sectors. Josh is one of the founding partners of StateLine Steel and continues to be very active in strategic planning and management.

Shannon SextonChief Executive Officer

Shannon Sexton, founder and CEO of StateLine Steel is no stranger to hard work or the steel business. With both parents in the steel manufacturing industry, her father – a tube mill manager for over 30 years, and her mother – a freight scheduler, she cut her teeth in a household where steel ruled nightly dinner conversations and late night calls from the mill were the norm.

Upon graduation she began her career in sales with a national printing company where she received high marks and sales awards. Although she excelled in the position, she knew the steel business is where she belonged. Shannon eventually took an entry level position with the company her father had been a part of for so many years.

As the company grew, so did her knowledge of the steel industry. Her beginnings as a receptionist were short lived, as she was quickly promoted to purchasing agent for one of the largest farm and agriculture manufacturers in the U.S. As the purchasing agent, she learned to handle steel set-ups, processing, and logistics challenges. She worked closely with quality control team leaders and metallurgists, personally conducting and assisting with tests when needed. At the end of her first year, she was again promoted, to purchasing manager, and lead a department with over $80 million dollars in purchases per year, with over half being raw steel

After a decade, she left her manufacturing family and started a short term with a steel service center as a sales representative. During that time, she learned more of the business and knew it was time to start her own company to better serve the customer ~ StateLine Steel was born.

“Steel Sales is about serving your customer. Every customer is important, no matter how large or small the order. Save the customer money – when they succeed, we will succeed.” ~ Shannon Sexton

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Jenny DawsonOffice & Accounts Manager

Jenny brings an extensive steel industry background to StateLine Steel. Jenny began her career as a purchasing agent for a large manufacturing company in Kentucky – working side by side with our CEO. When she joined StateLine Steel in 2011, her previous industry knowledge and expertise quickly showed. She assumed many roles for the company in the first year including processing manager. Bringing her passion for customer service with her, Jenny is an integral asset to the company. Jenny oversees all aspects of customers orders from start to finish. She is involved in issuing purchase orders, receiving raw and finished goods, dispatching and invoicing. If you have a question about your order – Jenny will have the answer.


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Jenny BrownInside Sales Manager

Since graduating from Eastern Kentucky University, Jenny has spent time working in Social Services and for the Commonwealth Attorney. This included many fast paced, high stress level positions. Upon joining StateLine Steel in 2011, Jenny specialized in purchasing, freight and logistics – later moving into sales. In 2014, Jenny was promoted to Sales Manager. She has the ability to stay on top of orders and continuously strive to save the customer money. Jenny makes every order her priority and ensures customers get the right material, at the right price and that orders are delivered on time.

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Amanda GreerNew Business Development Manager

Amanda joined the StateLine Steel team in 2016. She brings with her an extensive background in customer service and experience as the customer relations manager for a major insurance company. Amanda’s priority is reaching out to new customers, building lasting relationships with them and making their satisfaction her ultimate goal. Amanda absorbs information quickly – making the customers job easier by eliminating the need for repeating specifications or details


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Mark MurphyOutside Sales Manager

Mark recently retired from the United States Military with over 20 years of service as a senior logistical specialist. Mark joined our sales team in 2018 and prides himself on strong customer relationships and his ability to absorb customer needs so he can provide them with the required quality and price for each unique application.

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Britnee SextonPurchasing Manager

Britnee Sexton has held many titles at StateLine Steel, working her way up to Purchasing Manager. Britnee has a keen understanding of the steel market and strives to secure material for our customers at the best possible prices, especially in volatile market conditions.

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