Skanska Promotes Georgatos, Elpers and Wigger in Nashville

Press release 5/9/2017 2:00 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 09, 2017) – As Skanska continues to expand its presence in Nashville, the company has announced the promotion of Dennis Georgatos to senior vice president, account manager; Jeff Elpers to project executive; and Stephanie Wigger to environment, health and safety director for Tennessee.

Dennis Georgatos

In his new role, Georgatos will be responsible for co-leading day-to-day management of Skanska’s Tennessee operations and executive oversight for several downtown projects including renovations at Cordell Hull office building, the new LifeWay Christian Resources corporate headquarters, and Fifth + Broadway.

Georgatos joined Skanska in 1998 as an office engineer and has since held a number of positions with the company. Most recently, he served as vice president, account manager. Georgatos is a graduate of Leadership Franklin, a Young Leaders Council alumnus, a member of the Urban Land Institute and a board member of Urban Housing Solutions.

Georgatos is a LEED-accredited professional in Building Design and Construction and was chosen as one of only 30 employees around the world to participate in Skanska’s Executive to Leader program in 2014.

Elpers joined Skanska in 2008 as project manager for the Franklin Wood Community Hospital project in Johnson City, Tenn. He moved to Nashville in 2014 to manage the construction of Abe’s Garden, a leading memory care community. Elpers is currently the onsite project executive for Fifth + Broadway.

Elpers is a LEED-accredited professional in Building Design and Construction and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Southern Indiana.

In her new role, Wigger will lead and manage Skanska’s Safety, Health and Environment Management Systems for its Tennessee operations. She joined Skanska in 2008 as an intern for Skanska’s New York office and later full time in 2010 in Nashville. She spent two years in Skanska’s Core Competency Training Program before serving in several roles in estimating and project management.

Wigger is on the board of Cane Ridge High School’s Academy of Architecture and Construction. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, she obtained her degree in engineering science and Spanish in 2010