Steve Skinner to lead The Walsh Group’s Washington, D.C. Commercial Building Operations
CHICAGO, IL – The Walsh Group welcomes Steve Skinner to its professional staff as Vice President and Business Group Leader. Steve will be responsible for pursuing new business, project execution, and expanding the company’s commercial building construction business across the Washington, D.C. regional market.
“Steve has spent his entire career establishing relationships and constructing commercial infrastructure across the District and the Mid-Atlantic region,” said Michael Whelan, president of The Walsh Group's building division. “We are thrilled with the addition of Steve to our leadership team; the combination of his passion, reputation, experience and high-energy management style will further expand our brand and strengthen our workforce.”
Steve brings more than 37 years of professional experience in construction to Walsh. He worked his way up through the ranks, building trust through focus, strategy and success. In his previous role as an Executive Vice President and General Manager at Skanska, Steve provided leadership through short and long-range strategic planning initiatives and promoted a positive work environment that motivated the region’s personnel. His extensive portfolio of project experience expands across the private and public sectors and includes commercial, retail, residential, hospitality, healthcare, and mixed-use construction. As an executive, Steve still maintains active roles in preconstruction, logistics and constructability reviews and continues this participation throughout the duration of a project.
Steve attended Purdue University where he studied Building Construction and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree. He is an active participant in many industry and charitable organizations, including his role as a board member of the Washington D.C. Board of Trade, participant of the board of governors for the Washington Building Congress, chair and facilitator of Young Leaders Leadership Insights Group, and recent past chairman of the Kids Under Construction Board.