Willis-Freedman, Nystrom Advance at Skanska USA

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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Erin Willis-Freedman and Brad Nystrom, Skanska USA.

Global construction and development firm Skanska USA has promoted Erin Willis-Freedman to Vice President Human Resources-Civil Operations, and Brad Nystrom to Vice President Operations-Civil West Region. Willis-Freedman succeeds Nystrom.

Willis-Freedman joined Skanska USA 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. 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,” the company said. 

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

“Erin understands that people are our greatest asset,” said Skanska USA Civil Operations President Don Fusco. “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.”

“I’ve greatly enjoyed being part of Skanska USA 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.”

Nystrom has worked at Skanska USA for 19 years in various roles within operations and human resources. “During his most recent time as Vice President Human Resources, he spearheaded significant initiatives and helped launch Skanska’s Civil Operations national D&I Steering Committee,” the company noted.

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

“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 USA, 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 compan

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