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Balfour Beatty Promotes Emily Kay to Vice President
April 06, 2020
LOS ANGELES – Balfour Beatty announces the promotion of Emily Kay, project executive to vice president in California. With more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry, Emily’s new role will build on the company’s commitment to meeting the expanding needs of clients and partners in the high-growth California market.
Emily started her career as a field engineer, and prior to joining Balfour Beatty she was a senior construction administrator for more than 10 years. In 2014, she joined Balfour Beatty and held positions as a senior project manager and project executive where she managed clients including the Torrance Unified School District, Culver City Unified School District, Redondo Beach Unified School District, Manhattan Beach Unified School District and Wiseburn Unified School District (USD). Over the past six years her teams have overseen the successful completion of additions, summer modernizations and new construction for the Torrance, Culver City, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach communities valued at more than $300 million.
“Emily is a standout based on her unique blend of expertise, experience, culture advocate and positive influencer. She knows what it takes to deliver in a people-first manner,” said Brian H. Cahill, president of Balfour Beatty in California. “She serves as a mentor to many and inspires people with a far reach. She is a true Relentless Ally and I look forward to seeing her future achievements and her leadership in motion.”
Emily was nominated and selected to attend Balfour Beatty’s national Executive Leadership Development Program and is active in the local Connecting Women employee resource group. Recently, the Los Angeles Business Journal recognized Emily as one of the top Outstanding Women in Design and Construction.
Emily is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and holds a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management with an emphasis in Business Management.