Skanska USA Announces Promotion of Erin Willis-Freedman to Vice President of Human Resources for Civil Operations

Press release 8/3/2021 1:00 PM EST

Erin Willis-Freedman to Succeed Brad Nystrom Who Becomes Vice President of Operations

Erin Willis-Freedman and Brad Nystrom

New York, August 3, 2021 – Skanska USA, a leading global construction and development firm, announces the promotion of Erin Willis-Freedman to vice president of human resources for Skanska USA’s Civil operations.

Erin Willis-Freedman joined Skanska in 2009 as an HR administrator, and most recently served as the HR Business Partner for Skanska’s Northeast Civil operations. In her new role, she is assuming national responsibilities and leading all human resources programs, policies and processes for Skanska USA’s Civil operations.

“Erin understands that people are our greatest asset,” said Don Fusco, president of Skanska’s Civil operations in the USA. “Her unparalleled support of our employees, strategic outlook of our business needs, and collaborative spirit make her an invaluable member of our team. I look forward to her leadership nationally as we continue to develop and build successful teams and individuals.”

With 14 years of experience in talent acquisition and human capital management, Willis-Freedman has overseen payroll and benefits administration, compliance, and risk management. She is also well-regarded for her strong background and skills in employee relations.  

“I’ve greatly enjoyed being part of Skanska and working with incredible individuals,” said Willis-Freedman. “I look forward to serving in my new role and contributing to the strategic vision of the Civil operations team by spearheading talent strategies.”

Willis-Freedman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. John’s University. 

Willis-Freedman succeeds Brad Nystrom who is now vice president of operations for Skanska’s Civil West region. Nystrom has worked at Skanska for 19 years in various roles within operations and human resources. During his most recent time as vice president of human resources, he spearheaded significant initiatives and helped launch Skanska’s Civil operations’ national D&I Steering Committee.

“Brad has a deep understanding of our people and operational business, and I look forward to his leadership in the West,” said Fusco. “At Skanska, we are fortunate to have so many talented individuals throughout the organization, as well as opportunities for our people to grow and advance within the company.” 

Nystrom holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University and a Master of Business Administration from Santa Clara University.