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Balfour Beatty Announces Florida Promotions
October 31, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. –
Balfour Beatty has promoted Neal Ernest to operations director and Amy Kennedy to project executive supporting the company’s U.S. buildings operations in Florida. The Florida market leadership updates support the company’s continued focus on operational excellence, client advocacy and investment in talent.
Ernest joined Balfour Beatty 20 years ago as an assistant superintendent in Florida. Throughout his career, he has worked for three Balfour Beatty divisions, with most of his time spent in Florida. An expert hospitality and public assembly builder, Ernest has completed nearly $2 billion in projects comprised of more than 11 million square feet. Career highlights include such iconic projects as the Peabody Hotel and Convention Center, Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts and Universal’s Sapphire Falls Resort. As operations director, Ernest will provide executive oversight of field operations teams out of Balfour Beatty’s Orlando office, supporting all phases of construction with a focus on operational excellence and safety.
A Balfour Beatty veteran since 2000, Amy Kennedy has been promoted to project executive. Kennedy started her career with Balfour Beatty as a project engineer out of Clemson University. Throughout her diverse career, she has led a variety of large scale projects in the hospitality, senior living, multi-family and criminal justice markets. Kennedy recently completed the award-winning Celebration Senior Living project in Celebration, Fla. As project executive, Kennedy will be the executive client advocate on projects leading teams through all phases of construction with a focus on successful project delivery and client satisfaction.
In addition to these two promotions, Balfour Beatty welcomes back James Zupancic as an operations director in Florida.