Relentless Ally since 1993
A 40-year construction industry veteran, Brian Cahill joined Balfour Beatty in 1993 when it was known as Barnhart, Inc. in San Diego, California. In 2015, Brian was promoted to his current position as president of California, overseeing operations and business acquisitions throughout California and Arizona.
Throughout his career, Brian’s leadership skills and industry expertise have been acknowledged through several avenues including recently being named one of San Diego’s 500 Most Influential Leaders by the San Diego Business Journal for his leadership, dedication to our Zero Harm safety culture and continuous commitment to the communities where we build. He has also co-authored a book, Humanizing the Education Machine, which explores the many challenges facing public education today.
Brian is a Certified Construction Manager and a LEED® Accredited Professional: he holds a degree in aviation science from San Diego Mesa College and attended San Diego State University. He is also a certified flight instructor and served for five years in the U.S. Navy as a deep-sea diver, having graduated from the U.S. Navy Deep Sea Diver School in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
In his free time, Brian is active on several Boards including Junior Achievement of San Diego and Imperial Counties, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. He enjoys anything aviation related including flying the backcountry airstrips in Idaho and Montana and training his two Labrador retrievers.
Relentless Ally since 2000
Dan Novack is a Balfour Beatty lifer who started his career with the company more than 20 years ago. As president of Buildings operations in the Mid-Atlantic, he provides strategic oversight for construction operations in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, and works with teams to sustain market growth in the healthcare, federal and education sectors.
Dan is known for his well-rounded leadership experience that includes purchasing, preconstruction, small business development, community and client relations, and operations expertise. He is also a passionate advocate of Balfour Beatty’s people-first culture embedment which embraces the essence of our teams’ Relentless Ally commitment to delivering project excellence and enhancing communities.
Novack is a graduate of Alfred State College in New York where he earned a bachelor’s degree in construction management and furthered his learning with an Master's of Business Administration from George Mason University in 2010. He is actively involved in many industry organizations and recently served on the Board of Directors for ABC Metro Washington for five years.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Buildings
Relentless Ally since 1989
Denise Hubley began her career with GMH in 1989, a company that was acquired by Balfour Beatty in 2008. Currently, Denise serves as executive vice president and the chief financial officer responsible for overseeing the financial operations of Balfour Beatty’s US Buildings operations. Denise’s previous roles include being responsible for various aspects of shared services in addition to project finance, which includes debt and equity structuring.
Denise earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a concentration in computer science from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. In her free time, she likes to travel and spend time with her family at the beach.
President and Chief Executive Officer, US
Relentless Ally since 2001
Eric Stenman serves as Balfour Beatty US’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Under his leadership, the company has achieved the leverage and scale of national capabilities, operational excellence standards, team growth and development and industry innovation.
In his current role, Eric is directly responsible for more than $5 billion in revenue and more than 3,000 employees throughout the U.S. In his 35 years in the construction industry, Eric has established a proven track record of leading teams across all departments to drive managed growth, shareholder value and employee experience.
Eric began his career in construction with boots on the ground as a plumbing contractor. He owned his own business and later became a general contractor while putting himself through college and law school.
His tenure with Balfour Beatty began in 2001, and since that time, he has served in many leadership roles including Division President, Chief Enterprise Development Officer, Regional CEO and Chief Operations Officer.
Eric is active at the state and national levels of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), having chaired the National Contract Documents Forum as well as the Building Division. As a testament to his inspirational leadership, Eric was recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as a “Most Admired CEO” in 2014 and one of the “Most Influential People in San Diego” in 2022.
Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Relentless Ally since 2022
Marla Storm brings more than 20 years of experience to her role as senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Balfour Beatty’s Buildings, Civils and Investments operations in the U.S. She oversees the development and execution of the company’s people strategy and practice, including compensation and benefits, recruiting, training, talent development and diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, with an emphasis on ensuring policies and initiatives are aligned across Balfour Beatty’s three business lines.
Marla holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Drury University and an Master's of Business Administration from Baylor University. She is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) professional and has completed The RBL Group’s HR Learning Partnership for senior-level human resource professionals from leading global companies.
In her spare time, Marla actively supports animal rescues in the Dallas area and loves spending time with her three rescue dogs. She and her husband enjoy live music events and can regularly be found attending concerts for a wide variety of music genres.
Senior Vice President, National Operations
Relentless Ally since 2006
Pat Dean never imagined spending his summers framing houses as a Kansas State University student would jumpstart a career in building for Fortune 100 companies and leading teams in the delivery of industry-leading projects across the U.S.
Fast forward to today, Pat serves as senior vice president of national operations where he oversees all operations for Balfour Beatty’s Buildings business and works with teams and industry partners in providing exceptional service and operational excellence on projects such as Los Angeles International Airport’s Automated People Mover.
Since joining the company in 2006, Pat has held roles of vice president and business unit leader of the Southeast and, subsequently, president of the Southeast providing strong operational and strategic leadership. He was integral in the Southeast business’ significant growth in both the private and public sectors and becoming the largest general contractor in North Carolina and the third largest in South Carolina.
With an entrepreneurial spirit, Pat is a leader guided towards achieving sustainable business growth while fostering the talent of next-generation leaders. It is this focus on investing in others that led Pat—the son of two lifelong educators—to serve on the Charlotte board of Teach for America, an organization Balfour Beatty supports through hands-on training and mentorship opportunities.
Pat has also dedicated his time and talents as a board member for the American Heart Association, Discovery Place and the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.
Relentless Ally since 1989
Pleas has been in the construction industry for more than 30 years, most of which have been spent building award-winning, profitable, landmark projects for Balfour Beatty. He has been involved in the construction of more than two billion dollars in buildings in the healthcare, corporate headquarters, educational and hospitality market sectors. He has managed every aspect of a construction project’s lifecycle, including planning, preconstruction, construction, finish work, close out and warranty.
In his role as president of the company's Texas operations, he provides continuous overall management direction for operations to ensure timely delivery of a quality product that meets the owner’s functional requirements and the architect’s design standards.
Pleas earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Methodist University.
Relentless Ally since 2012
As president of the company's Southeast operations, Scott Skidelsky is responsible for executive oversight, project acquisition, and business growth within Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.
Scott Skidelsky has spent more than two decades in the construction industry in a wide variety of leadership positions, serving clients across the United States throughout his career.
Well known for his unique ability to connect with and inspire teammates from all facets of the business, Scott is a Building Design + Construction “Forty Under 40” alumni and was named “Man of the Year” among the Forty Under 40 winners by the Orlando Business Journal in 2007.
Prior to his career in construction, Scott served in the United States Navy as an Officer in Charge of Construction and as a Contracting Officer. Scott also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering from the University of Illinois.
A loving husband and father, Scott celebrates three decades of marriage with his high school sweetheart and is a proud parent of two aspiring young professionals.
Relentless Ally since 1997
Troy Dickson’s background includes 35 years of industry experience and 25 years of service with Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, since joining the firm as a project manager in 1997. Troy has led many of the company’s most significant projects in Oregon. From preconstruction through construction, Troy has spent his career focused on operational excellence both regionally and nationally.
Troy has overseen the successful completion of many high-profile projects in Oregon such as The Portland Building reconstruction, Broadway Tower, Museum Place South Development, Eliot Tower, the Elizabeth and ODS Tower. He also directed the pursuit and delivery of the renovation and modernization of the award-winning Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building, during which he ensured the project achieved its high-performance green building goals and recognition as one of the nation’s most energy-efficient high rises. Troy’s oversight and thought leadership has resulted in heightened job safety, reduced risk for clients and partners and an efficient platform for project teams to execute.
Troy holds a degree in civil engineering from the University of Alberta and is a licensed professional engineer and a LEED® Accredited Professional. In his spare time, Troy enjoys spending time outdoors, playing golf in the warmer months and snowboarding in the winter.