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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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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. 
       

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.