Skanska USA Commercial Development announces Heidi Creighton as National Head of Sustainability

Press release 4/12/2022 7:00 AM EST
Heidi Creighton

LOS ANGELES, CA – Skanska, a leading global development and construction firm, today announced the appointment of Heidi Creighton to Vice President (VP) of Sustainability. In this role, Creighton will lead Skanska USA Commercial Development’s strategic sustainable initiatives across the US portfolio. Furthering the company’s ESG strategy, she will be responsible for identifying solutions that improve asset performance, energy management, community engagement and user experience to create the most sustainable and impactful projects in each market.

“Skanska has a holistic approach to designing and building sustainable places, keeping the project’s full life cycle in mind. It is ingrained in what we do every day and elevated when an expert like Heidi Creighton is brought to the table,” said Robert Ward, President and CEO, Skanska USA Commercial Development. “I have no doubt Heidi will ignite thoughtful conversations through project work and advocacy that will further Skanska and its leadership team’s ambitions to drive the industry forward.

Creighton will be based out of Los Angeles, CA, and her appointment is effective April 11. As a Vice President, Creighton will serve as a key member of the company’s leadership team reporting to Christopher Westley, Senior Vice President (SVP) for Strategic Services to support market leaders and their operational teams while integrating and expanding Skanska’s sustainability offerings with focus on Skanska’s ESG strategy.

“Heidi’s keen knowledge of environmental and social impact merged with Skanska’s commitment as a responsible business will ensure we are bringing forward the sustainable solutions for greener healthier buildings that will support our customers beyond their climate target goals,” said Christopher Westley, SVP for Strategic Services.

Creighton is coming to Skanska from Buro Happold where she served as a Principal since 2011. In that role, she led the West Coast consulting group’s focus on sustainability, resiliency, health and wellbeing and social equity strategies in the academic, cultural, commercial, aviation and healthcare sectors. Creighton is also FAIA, a LEED Fellow, Fitwel Ambassador and is a member of the WELL Faculty program.