Skanska USA Promotes Nicole Heran to Project Executive and Three Others in South Florida


Skanska USA, one of the world’s leading construction and development firms, announced today the promotion of four Skanska team members: Nicole Heran to Project Executive, Nelmarie Bowe to Senior Project Manager, and Dana Nelson and Alvaro Sanchez to Project Managers.

“As we expand our footprint in South Florida, these team members will play an integral role in providing construction management services and ensuring the utmost safety and quality in our projects, which range from hospitals, to universities and cultural venues,” said McAdam Glinn,senior vice president and account manager for Skanska’s building operations in South Florida. “Nicole, Nelmarie, Dana and Alvaro have demonstrated professional excellence throughout their careers at Skanska, and their promotions reflect their commitment to serving our clients and our community.”

As Project Executive, Nicole Heran provides direct management oversight for Skanska’s projects throughout South Florida, with a concentration on growing business opportunities in the Palm Beach market. She provides continuity from preconstruction through the entire construction phase and ensures the appropriate resources are available for a project. Heran takes an active role in key milestone events in the preconstruction phase, which include the partnering session, contract development, value engineering, constructability, and schedule reviews. She leverages her experience and expertise to ensure a project remains on schedule and within budget.

In her 11 years with Skanska, Heran has led the construction of the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science project in downtown Miami, Florida, a 258,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, featuring a planetarium and aquarium. She earned her bachelor of science degree in business administration from Colorado Technical University. Heran was an honoree of the South Florida Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Awards in 2013.

In her new role as Senior Project Manager, Nelmarie Bowe provides direct management oversight for construction teams and is the owner’s day-to-day point of contact during the project construction phase. She also assumes a role in the preconstruction phase, providing input and direction in the constructability reviews, logistics and safety planning.

During her 11-year career at Skanska, Bowe has overseen the capital improvement project of the Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital at Broward Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and a multi-building campus expansion for Broward County Public Schools. She earned a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering with a minor in sales engineering from the University of Florida.

In their new position as Project Manager, Dana Nelson and Alvaro Sanchez serve as the day-to-day point of contact during the project construction phase. They are responsible for the technical and managerial leadership of the project and for coordination of subcontractor support resources.

Since joining Skanska 11 years ago, Nelson has worked on projects such as the Homestead Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Broward Health North Hospital, and the City of Miami Garden’s new Municipal Complex, which is currently seeking LEED platinum certification. He has earned LEED AP Building Design + Construction certification and is a 25-year veteran serving in the United States Air Force as a Commissioned Officer and Major. Nelson earned his bachelor of science degree in aerospace science from Metropolitan State University of Denver.

During his 12 years at Skanska, Sanchez has supervised the construction of the more than 47,000-square-foot Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. He also oversaw a $34 million initiative to improve the Rome Water Pollution Control Plant in Rome, Georgia. Sanchez earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Florida International University.

About Skanska USA

Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development companies in the U.S., serving a broad range of clients including those in transportation, power, industrial, water/wastewater, healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation and commercial. Headquartered in New York with offices in 31 metro areas, we have more than 10,000 employees committed to being leaders in safety, project execution, sustainability, ethics and people development. In 2016, our work in building construction, civil and power/industrial construction, commercial development and infrastructure development (public-private partnerships) generated $6.8 billion in revenue. Global revenue of parent company Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, totaled $17.7 billion in 2016. Skanska shares are publicly traded in the U.S. on the OTC market under the symbol SKBSY through a Level I American Depository Receipt program. 

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