Skanska USA has promoted Ivette Vanas to senior vice president of risk management. In her new role, Vanas is responsible for oversight and strategy of project controls, cost management, and risk assessment. She also handles subcontractor default insurances and contractor-controlled insurance programs. In addition, she facilitates communication among Skanska’s project members and project teams across the nation to maximize opportunity, manage risk, and influence a culture of risk awareness.
“Ivette has been with Skanska for 13 years, and during that time, she has proven herself to be an influential leader who drives information-sharing and improves operational efficiencies between Skanska’s multi-regional accounting teams,” said Bill Flemming, president of Skanska USA Building. “Ivette’s outstanding track record for identifying risk and opportunity, coupled with her strong communication and leadership skills, make her perfect for this role. Ivette’s knowledge is critical to Skanska as we continue to expand throughout the United States.”
Vanas brings more than 25 years of construction experience in project accounting to her new role at Skanska. Most recently, Vanas served as national director of project accounting for Skanska.
Vanas graduated from Jersey City State College with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minor in business management.
Vanas is one of the founders of Skanska USA Women’s Network, a program Skanska launched last year during its inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Week. The program is designed to help female employees grow professionally, expand resources, and develop role model relationships with colleagues.
She is also a member of the National Association of Professional Women.