As Chief Sustainability Officer, Beth translates Skanska’s commitment to sustainability into action, catalyzing leadership across all four of Skanska’s US business units and inspiring a vision of the future. She supports a company of exceptional talent and admirable values with over $7B in annual revenue to build a more sustainable world and a more profitable business. She serves on Skanska USA’s Management Team.
Her 36-year career encompasses all phases of design and construction from master planning through project closeout as architect, construction manager, cost manager and value management facilitator. She has presented papers on cost, value, eco-efficient building, and program management at some 150 international conferences.
One of ten women named “pioneer in green building” by the Green Economy Post, Heider served for six years on USGBC’s national Board of Directors which she chaired in 2012. In 2013, she received Skanska’s global achievement award for green market making. Most recently, the American Institute of Architects named her Fellow, a prestigious honor recognizing architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.