Global construction and development firm Skanska USA has recently named industry veteran Michael Brown as executive vice president/general manager of its Florida office.
Prior to joining Skanska, Brown served as Gilbane Building Company’s senior vice president/regional manager. All in all, the University of Michigan alumnus has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of: business development, project management, and client or civic relations.
As general manager, Brown’s duties include leading Skanska’s building operations in the region, and strengthening the Florida office’s performance in customer support, operational efficiency, and sustainability. He is also responsible for ensuring the professional growth and success of more than 700 employees working on projects across Florida, and Skanska branches in Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and Orlando. Brown will be based in the Tampa office.
“We are confident Michael’s leadership, energy and shared values will invigorate our Florida teams to ensure their success in the region,” said S. Scott MacLeod, chief operating officer of Skanska USA’s Southeast building operations. “With a track record of proven success… MIchael will add tremendous value to our customers, our community and our employees.”
Brown worked at Gilbane Building Company for a total of 19 years. Charged with management of southeast operations, he was based in the firm’s regional office in Atlanta, Georgia.
Aside from being an industry leader, the new Skanska executive has also been an active community member with civic roles in the following organizations: plan commission chairman for the City of Naperville, Illinois; board member of Covenant House of Georgia, AFSP Georgia; and board member of the North Central College Advisory.
Editor’s note: The original text of this article was published with an incorrect image of Michael Brown. This has been corrected in this version. We regret the error.