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Groundbreakers
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    • Amar Vel

      Senior Vice President, Preconstruction
      Relentless Ally since 2011

      Amar joined in 2011, bringing nearly two decades of experience. As senior vice president of preconstruction, he directs and supervises all activities related to preconstruction, including conceptual estimates, bid estimates and deliverables, focusing on high-rise and low-rise multifamily and hospitality projects. Amar has managed more than $1 billion of multifamily housing projects.

    • Ana Maria Taroco

      Project Executive
      Relentless Ally since 2014

      Ana Maria is a highly sought-after project executive with more than 20 years of experience in the education industry. She has successfully delivered more than 2M square feet of education projects in Georgia, making her a well-respected leader in her field. Ana Maria is results driven and continually looks for ways to improve the customer experience. She has spent her career leading teams on projects that have a positive impact on the communities where we work and play and takes great pride in her work.

    • Casey Thompson

      Controller
      Relentless Ally since 2014

      As controller for Balfour Beatty’s operations, Casey is responsible for the accounting and budgetary oversight of the construction business for the Carolinas and Georgia. Casey has been a valued member of our team since 2014. A Georgia native, Casey holds a Bachelor of Arts in finance from the University of West Georgia. 

    • Chris Diaz

      Vice President, Safety Health and Environmental
      Relentless Ally since 2010

      In his role, Chris Diaz has overseen safety for many projects in theming, medical, residential, commercial, corrections, hospitality, education, heavy industrial, fuel distribution and co-generation power plants. He is a member of the Common Ground Alliance and leading an Industry-wide safety orientation and certificate program.

    • Damien Crandall

      Project Executive
      Relentless Ally since 2014

      As project executive with 15 years of experience, Damien oversees the construction management of numerous complex construction projects located throughout Georgia. Damien is committed to maintaining a relentless focus on meeting and exceeding customer needs and expectations. Some of his most notable projects include Icon Midtown and 14th+Spring/Novel Midtown.

    • Frank Fotia

      Project Executive
      Relentless Ally since 2007

      As project executive, Frank brings 15 years of experience to his role leading Georgia’s Special Projects Group. Frank's leadership skills and attention to detail makes him an invaluable member of our leadership team. He has served a variety of clients on projects ranging from tenant upfits, interior upfits and major renovations. Frank is a relentless ally to our customers, always prepared with an innovative solution on how we can best help them achieve their goals.

    • George Uschold

      Operations Director
      Relentless Ally since 2002

      As operations director with more than three decades of experience, George has masterful organizational, communication, and leadership skills. George is an expert in leading teams, most notably in the multifamily and military housing sector, where he has delivered more than 8,000 units in 14 states, primarily focused in the Southeast. George takes great pride in his work and enjoys seeing teams come together to achieve a common goal.

    • Haley Smith

      Marketing Director
      Relentless Ally since 2007

      As the marketing director, Haley oversees business acquisition, marketing and communications, future business planning and opportunity development for the Southeast region. A proud recipient of the 2018 H. Gordon Wyllie, MCR, Young Leader of the Year award and a Bridges to Prosperity alum, Haley personifies the spirit of a multi-faceted leader. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from Belmont University.

    • John Heuer

      Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer
      Relentless Ally since 2010

      As senior vice president and chief legal officer for the company's Southeast operations, John provides executive leadership, and oversees risk mitigation and compliance for our teams in Carolinas and Georgia. An ardent leader with more than two decades of experience, John is the National Chair of the Legal Committee for the Construction Management Association of America. 

    • Mike Macon

      Senior Vice President, Business Unit Leader
      Relentless Ally since 2006

      As Georgia’s senior vice president and business unit leader, Mike collaborates with personnel to strengthen client relationships, capture new opportunities and develop winning strategies for expanding clients. His range of experience in the corporate office, education, government, hospitality, multifamily residential and retail markets is integral to achieving Balfour Beatty’s growth goals.
       

    • Mila Smith

      Vice President, Human Resources
      Relentless Ally since 2005

      As vice president of human resources, Mila Smith is a trusted advisor in terms of talent management, employee relations, change management and coaching. As a business partner and member of the local leadership team, Mila works with operations to develop strategies to build talented teams and create a best place to work culture. Mila supports national business initiatives including performance management, diversity & inclusion and HRIS system implementation. 
       

    • Rachael Bauman

      Business Development Director
      Relentless Ally since 2013

      As business development director, Rachael is responsible for developing comprehensive business strategies, community engagement, and building strong relationships with our clients and partners. Her forward-thinking approach and community-oriented mindset has made her an invaluable asset to the Georgia business and the success of our clients.

    • Roger Watson

      Vice President of Business Development
      Relentless Ally since 2014

      Roger joined Balfour Beatty in 2014, bringing more than two decades of experience to the team. Now as vice president of business development for the Georgia operations, he provides trust and credibility in understanding owners’ challenges as well as those of the AEC community. Roger’s expertise spans the private market sector and he holds a B.S. in construction management from Georgia Southern University.

    • Roger Schwerin

      Operations Director
      Relentless Ally since 2012

      Roger joined Balfour Beatty in 2012, bringing more than two decades of general contracting and a background as a former superintendent, he values strong communication, planning, quality control, and holding ourselves accountable. As operations director for the Georgia office, he will be responsible for providing operations leadership across all sectors while maintaining a Relentless Ally focus on exceeding customer expectations.

    • Ronnie Hall, Jr.

      Project Executive
      Relentless Ally since 2019

      A Savannah native, Ronnie brings two decades of experience building in one of Georgia’s fastest growing cities. As the local leader of Balfour Beatty’s operations in Savannah, Ronnie is focused on providing superior preconstruction and construction management services to our clients, bringing his strong relationships with the local subcontractor market and his proactive, hands-on approach to planning and execution.  

    • Russ Brockelbank

      Vice President, Operations
      Relentless Ally since 2016

      With nearly four decades of experience building in Georgia, Russ has successfully served the Georgia market as a trusted leader and expert builder. Russ is responsible for the oversight and leadership of our public and private clients in the residential, hospitality, office, K-12, higher education and local government market sectors. He is well-known for his collaborative approach, solutions mindset and technical expertise along with being a mentor to the next generation of builders in the business.

    • Scott Skidelsky

      President, Southeast
      Relentless Ally since 2012

      As president of our Southeast operations, Scott Skidelsky is responsible for executive oversight, project acquisition and business growth. Scott 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. In addition, Scott is a Building Design + Construction “Forty Under 40” alumni.