Skanska USA Building names Kathleen Craven Vice President, Human Resources and Mia Walton Vice President Head of Communications

Press release 10/6/2021 7:00 AM EST
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New York, NY – Skanska USA, a leading global construction and development firm, announces that Kathleen Craven and Mia Walton have joined the company in senior leadership roles for USA Building. Craven will serve as vice president, human resources and Walton as vice president, head of communications.

Based in Skanska’s Atlanta, Georgia office, Craven will be responsible for leading building operation’s overall HR strategy through talent management, workforce programs, recruitment, and employee engagement.

“Kathleen understands that people are an organization’s greatest asset,” said Paul Hewins, president and CEO of Skanska USA Building. “Her strategic outlook and focus on developing inclusive and high-performing talent and teams is the right mindset for our organization.”

Craven joins Skanska from the Sherwin-Williams Company where she was vice president, human resources. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Florida University and a Masters of Arts in Human Resources Management from Rollins College.

Based in Skanska’s Rockville, Maryland office, Walton will be responsible for building operation’s communications strategy through executive and national communications, brand reputation, employee communications, public relations, and digital strategies.

“Mia is a strong addition to Skanska given her depth and tenure of experience in communications,” said Cynthia Eng, senior vice president and head of USA communications shared services. “I am thrilled to welcome Mia to the Skanska team as we enter into an exciting chapter in our business. Her diverse work experience and approach will complement our work, while bringing a fresh perspective in storytelling and deepening our relationships with our stakeholders.”

Walton joins Skanska from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce where she was Vice President of Communications & Strategy. She has also served in senior leadership roles at Rolls-Royce, General Motors, and The White House.

Walton holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Yale University.

Both Craven and Walton will work with national shared service teams and professional service groups to develop, support, and execute their functions and strategies. They will also join the building operation’s Senior Leadership Team of key executives that lead critical functions for the organization.