Washington D.C. – Skanska USA announced today that it has hired education construction veteran Pamela Murray Johnson as project executive for its growing Washington D.C. office.
Johnson brings more than 20 years of experience delivering new construction and renovation projects to clients in the K-12 and higher education sectors throughout Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
In her new role as project executive, Johnson is responsible for providing direct management oversight on K-12 construction projects in the Metro Washington D.C. area and will leverage her expertise to ensure projects are delivered on schedule and within budget. She will also oversee construction of the new Mann Elementary School Modernization project in Washington, DC.
“Pamela is widely known in the industry for her impressive track record successfully managing and completing challenging projects for clients in the education space,” said Bill Brennan, executive vice president and general manager for Skanska USA Building’s Metro Washington D.C. office. “She has truly carved her own niche specializing in education construction, and we are all thrilled to welcome her to the Skanska team. She will be a tremendous asset as we look to expand our K-12 work in the Metro D.C. area.”
Throughout her career, Johnson has facilitated an array of complex new construction and renovation projects on time and on budget for clients. For example, she oversaw the construction of Phelps Career High School Modernization, the School Without Walls High School Modernization, the Eastern High School Modernization, and the Takoma Education Campus reconstruction project, all which required approvals from organizations, such as U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. She was also responsible for developing the Rowley Hall renovation, a multi-use academic and residential facility at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.
Before joining Skanska, Johnson served as a project executive for Turner Construction Company, where she worked on many education construction projects.
Johnson graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering and worked as a bridge engineer in Wisconsin where she became a licensed professional engineer. In addition, she is a management instructor for the NeighborWorks Organization.
Skanska’s Washington D.C. office handles all areas of construction, including various education projects throughout the D.C. area such as the Camille Kendall Academic Center at the University of Maryland, a LEED Gold Certified building, and a Student Services Center for the University of Baltimore.
Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development networks in the country, serving a broad range of industries including healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation, transportation, power, energy, water/wastewater and commercial. Headquartered in New York with 39 offices across the country, Skanska USA employs approximately 9,400 employees committed to sustainable construction and development and an injury-free workplace. Skanska USA Building, which specializes in building construction, and Skanska USA Civil, which focuses on civil infrastructure, generated $4.9 billion in revenue in 2011, representing 28 percent of Skanska’s global construction revenues. Development units Skanska USA Commercial Development, which invests in and develops office and multi-family projects in select U.S. markets, and Skanska Infrastructure Development Americas, which develops public-private partnerships, are both leaders in their selected markets. Global revenue of parent company Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, totaled $18.9 billion in 2011.