Skanska promotes Johnson, Schneider and Coulson to new VP roles

Press release 1/31/2018 9:00 AM EST

Skanska, one of the world’s leading construction and development firms, today announced the promotion of three executives in its Portland office.

Dan Johnson has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Operations. In 28 years of experience with Skanska and 38 in the industry, Johnson has been a passionate voice throughout the region for advancing how work is performed in the field and safe operations. He will continue to oversee Skanska’s local staff and the development of the next generation of project leadership. Johnson is a graduate of the University of Washington.

Also promoted to Senior Vice President is Joe Schneider, who retains his role as an Account Manager. A 27-year veteran of the industry, Schneider has spent the last 16 years of his career with Skanska, leading project teams for a variety of industry sectors, ranging from transportation to higher education. Schneider’s focus on customer outcomes and development of his project team members have made him a valuable leader of Skanska’s local office. A LEED® accredited and DBIA certified professional, Schneider earned his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech before completing a master’s degree at the University of Oregon.

Additionally, Katie Coulson has been promoted to Vice President and Account Manager. In 18 years with Skanska and 24 in the industry, Coulson has served in a variety of roles from the field to project controls. She has played a key role managing large projects in the region, while also playing a leading role in Skanska’s Women’s Network at both a local and national level. Coulson has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and is a LEED accredited professional.

“Our local business is thriving and it is members of our team like DJ, Joe and Katie that have helped us reinforce our strong market position through their dedication to customers and crews,” said Skanska Executive Vice President Tim Johnson. “As we look ahead, it’s their leadership that will help us continue to succeed, building the best and attracting the best people to join us along the way.”