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    • Scott Skidelsky

      President, Florida


      As President of our Florida 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.

    • John Harris

      Senior Vice President, Florida Business Unit Leader


      As senior vice president and Florida business unit leader, John creates and leads strategies in core markets and niche projects offering value-driven delivery strategies throughout the state. His many responsibilities include leading and supporting over 200-management employees through all stages of the project lifecycle – including client development, marketing, BIM services, pre-construction, and operations.

    • Bruce Capon

      Senior Vice President, Business Acquisition


      As leader of the business acquisition team in Florida, Bruce has nearly 30 years of industry experience and is responsible for estimating, preconstruction and marketing. His previous contributions as head of Florida’s estimating department, in addition to providing oversight for both the estimating and preconstruction teams, have been an invaluable asset.

    • Brian Prebenda

      Vice President, Operations


      Brian Prebenda joined Balfour Beatty 1998, holding roles of increasing responsibility, including his current role as vice president of operations. His project experience includes aviation, hospitality and theme park attractions. Brian also serves as vice chairman of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Central Florida chapter and is a member of Leadership Orlando.

    • Miles Gibbs

      Vice President, Operations


      As vice president of operations for Balfour Beatty in Florida, Miles Gibbs has led construction of some very notable projects such as the News Journal Center, The Peabody Orlando and Cabana Bay Beach Resort at Universal Orlando. His portfolio includes hospitality, higher education, entertainment, transportation, public assembly, government and multifamily markets. 

    • Chris Diaz

      Vice President, Safety Health and Environment


      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.

    • Mila Smith

      Vice President, Human Resources


      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. Mila serves on the Board of Trustees for the Orlando Science Center.
       

    • Earnest DeLoach Jr.

      Vice President Legal


      As Division Counsel, Earnest is responsible for all legal affairs for the Florida operations including contracting matters and litigation management, and serves as the division's compliance officer. As a member of the Florida leadership team, Earnest functions as a strategic business partner in supporting Florida operations.
       

    • Amy Knowles

      Vice President, Finance


      As the vice president of finance, Amy is a strategic business partner to Balfour Beatty's local business unit leaders and operations teams. She has a unique ability to assess current processes and streamline accordingly so that her finance teammates can focus their energy on analyzing the business, providing increased visibility to financial projections and connecting more closely with the business.

    • Janice Lowery

      Controller


      As controller for Balfour Beatty’s Florida operations, Janice is responsible for the accounting and budgetary oversight of the construction business for the Florida Division. Throughout her career, she has worked in several construction industries and brings a breadth of construction industry knowledge with experience in development, residential, road building and commercial construction. A Pittsburgh Pennsylvania native, Janice is a long-time member of CFMA and holds an MBA from Rollins College.

    • Neal Earnest

      Operations Director


      As operations director, Neal oversees the construction management of numerous hospitality, multi-family, education, and entertainment projects located throughout Central Florida. A 20-year industry veteran, Neal excels at managing complex, multi-million dollar projects from preconstruction to turnover. Some of his most notable work includes Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando and the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

    • Craig Carder

      Operations Director


      Craig brings an impressive project portfolio and 42 years of experience to the team, with an emphasis on building large-scale projects in urban sites. As operations director, he manages the field supervision team that oversees subcontractor trades, deliveries, inspections and connections with the local utility and inspection entities. His unmatched expertise with site logistics planning, scheduling, safety as well as management of day-to-day construction activities contribute to the success of his projects.

    • Jim Zupancic

      Operations Director


      After spending nearly two decades working in Construction Management, Jim's success can be seen leading some of South Florida's largest projects.  As an operations director, he excels at strategic planning, logistics, safety and managing the day-to-day operations on his jobsites successfully. His diverse skillset and local expertise ensures a strategic customer-driven approach is applied in executing his client's most complex projects.

    • Haley Smith

      Marketing Director


      As the marketing director, Haley oversees business acquisition, marketing and communications, future business planning and opportunity development for the Florida 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.

    • Willis Milner

      Business Development Director


      As business development director, Willis works with leadership to establish and nurture relationships with our clients and partners across the Central Florida region. He supports strategic planning, client development and project pursuits and has been instrumental in the company’s success as one of the top general contractors in Orlando. As a community ambassador, Willis serves on the Board of Trustees for the Academy of Construction Technologies (ACT),  Board of Directors for the Downtown Orlando Partnership (DOP), and the Orlando Economic Partnership’s Investor Relations Committee.

    • Mac Hoenicke

      Project Executive


      As a project executive in Florida, Mac is responsible for multi-family business development, client retention, preconstruction services, and operations coordination throughout the state. His experience includes project oversight, from preconstruction through delivery, for many types of multi-unit construction including mid and high-rise luxury apartments, senior and student housing, hospitality and resort projects.

    • Amy Kennedy

      Project Executive


      Since joining Balfour Beatty in 2000, Amy has managed many of the Orlando office’s most prolific and sensitive projects. With a diverse project portfolio that includes hospitality, entertainment, multi-family and senior living facilities, she excels at successfully managing intricate, multi-phased projects from preconstruction through turnover. A passionate advocate for every client she serves, Amy consistently delivers quality, profitable, safe and timely projects for her clients.

    • Mike Neumann

      Project Executive


      As a project executive and 20 year Balfour Beatty veteran, Mike has unparalleled experience managing the day-to-day flow of multiple projects from preconstruction through turnover, ensuring a successful project completion. His diverse portfolio of work spanning multi-family, education, office, hospitality, government, entertainment, corrections and professional sports includes SeaWorld's Sesame Street, Orlando Magic Continuing Works and multiple projects for Osceola County.

    • Andrew Marshall III

      Project Executive


      With 13 years of industry experience and over $1.2 billion in local hospitality and entertainment projects under his belt, Andrew provides high value business solutions for his clients. He thrives on managing complex projects from the early stages of conceptual design through turnover, delivering trust and credibility in understanding his owners; challenges and objectives. Some of his most notable projects include the Hyatt Regency Orlando and the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.