Skanska USA Names New Leadership Team for its Atlanta Office

Press release 9/19/2014 3:13 PM EST

Skanska USA has promoted John White to senior vice president/account manager to lead Georgia operations from the company’s Atlanta office. Fred Hames, executive vice president/general manager of Florida, will expand his role to include Georgia.

In his new role, White will provide day-to-day management of the Atlanta operations and will help drive the company’s plans to expand and diversify its existing client base across the state.

A 39-year industry veteran, White brings more to the Atlanta team than just his industry expertise. “Atlanta has been my home for nearly three decades, and I’ve spent almost my entire construction career here,” he said. “I have a sincere passion for this great city”

White has been with Skanska for eight years and has served in many leadership roles, including managing director of the Houston and Las Vegas offices and his most recent position with Skanska’s Aviation Center of Excellence. His experience includes multiple projects at Hartsfield-Jackson’s International Airport as well as healthcare, commercial, retail, sports and entertainment, education, hospitality, and warehousing and distribution projects throughout Georgia and the Southeast.

Hames already oversees Skanska USA’s Building work in Florida and will now take on its Georgia operations as well.  A Georgia native with an extensive client network and local market knowledge, Hames has more than 19 years of construction experience and began his career at Beers Construction, now Skanska. He later moved to Florida, working on projects for UF Health Shands Hospital Systems and Florida Polytechnic University.

Skanska USA Building Co-COO Scott MacLeod said the leadership team of Hames and White brings a powerful dynamic to the Georgia operations. “Both John and Fred have a long personal and professional history here in Atlanta. John has consistently demonstrated operational and leadership capabilities while being a role model for our culture and values, and Fred is a proven market leader with industry expertise in the sectors we are targeting in Georgia.”

White graduated from Auburn University and currently serves on the advisory board for the College of Architecture, Design and Construction. Hames graduated from Kennesaw State University.