Shanel HeadshotTitle: ID Americas, Finance Director          
Location: Alexandria, VA
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Education: Michigan State University, Certified Public Accountant

What do you like most about working at Skanska?
I thoroughly enjoy the people within my group and the opportunity to work with a growing market within the United States.  Every day I learn something new about the construction and Public Private Partnership industries. There are always new learning opportunities and areas to challenge me both personally and professionally.

What has been your favorite Skanska project thus far and why?
My favorite project during my time at Skanska was helping to shape and develop the newly formed Infrastructure Development group in the United States.  The excitement of joining a group in its “start-up” phase while being able to work within a strong foundation that Skanska offers was truly a tremendous experience.

What Skanska outreach initiatives have you taken part in?
I’ve been involved with the Diversity Committee for the past year, as well as the Global Female Mentorship program. It’s great to see the company learn and grow in these areas.  Additionally, I’m often involved with our region’s Safety Week initiatives.  Regardless of which area of the business we work in, we can all make a difference to make our environment a safe and fun workplace.

What do you like best about the Skanska culture?
I love the entrepreneurial spirit within Skanska.  I feel as if I’m able to shape my work on a daily basis.  Additionally, I strongly feel that my opinions and voice is heard.