Partnerships that Last

Building Los Angeles
and Orange County

Who We Are

Legacy Magnet Academy

Built on the historic former Marine Corps Air Station in Tustin, the new $46 million state-of-the-art Legacy Magnet Academy was designed to mimic aircraft hangers on a 32-acre site which also includes an outdoor amphitheater.

CA K-12 Education Buildings Completed
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LAX Automated People Mover

The Automated People Mover at LAX will play a key role in delivering a long-term and transformative transportation solution that eases traffic congestion, provides reliable access to airline terminals for passengers and employees and brings jobs and workforce development opportunities to the LA community.

CA Transportation Active
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Our Leadership

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Emily Kay

VP, Operations (President, California eff. 1/1/25)

Relentless Ally since 2014

Emily Kay has been with Balfour Beatty for 10 years and has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry. She started her career in the trenches on jobsites as a formwork carpenter in Nebraska before becoming a field engineer and prior to joining Balfour Beatty she was a senior construction administrator for more than 10 years.

Emily has held various operations positions at Balfour Beatty where she leads teams in providing operational excellence through deliveries of county facilities, and K-12 additions, summer modernizations and new construction projects for the Torrance, Culver City, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach communities. She also spearheaded the expansion of Balfour Beatty’s special projects operations in the Los Angeles area where the company provides services for a wide variety of market sectors.

Her passion for construction and the success of the company spreads beyond the jobsite where she has been involved in several company initiatives including co-managing Balfour Beatty’s cultural framework and being actively involved in the Connecting Women employee affinity group. Emily has also been recognized by Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the top Outstanding Women in Design and Construction.

In May 2024, Emily was appointed President in California. She will work in a transitional role with the current President until the end of 2024 and assumes her new role and responsibilities as President in California effective January 1, 2025.

Emily is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management with an emphasis on business management.

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1 MacArthur Place, Suite 320
Santa Ana, CA 92707


License No. 979126

General Information

John Bernardy, CCM, EVP, Business Unit Leader
Gil Fullen, Senior VP, Business Development