Robert Utsey is Senior Vice President for Skanska USA Building, based in Orlando, Florida, responsible for business acquisition strategies and corporate training initiatives for the Florida market. He has been a Skanska leader for 18 years, following a successful career in manufacturing, distribution and specialty retailing. A Florida native and graduate of the University of Florida, Robert has been very involved in community leadership in the Central Florida area through various organizations, including current board chair of the Orlando Economic Partnership and the Seminole State College Foundation.
For the Skanska organization, Robert has been part of the team that has developed successful client collaborations to build some of the most prominent facilities in the region, including the UCF new Downtown campus, Nemours Children’s Hospital, Verizon Finance Center of Excellence, Orlando Utilities Commission Headquarters, Florida Advanced Manufacturing and Research Center (Bridg), Parrish Medical Center, Port Canaveral Terminal 6 and Welcome Center, and projects at the University of Florida that include UF Health Shands Cancer and Cardiovascular Neuroscience Hospitals and the J. Wayne Reitz Student Union expansion.
Robert is also the Chairman of Skanska’s Global Client Relations Group, which networks the organization’s worldwide business units with clients across 5 continents.
Robert resides in Longwood, Florida with wife Lisa; they have two children, Maggie and Alex, both graduates of the University of Florida.
Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development networks in the country, serving a broad range of industries including healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation, transportation, power, energy, water/wastewater and commercial. Headquartered in New York with 39 offices across the country, Skanska USA employs more than 8,300 employees committed to sustainable construction and development and an injury-free workplace. Skanska USA Building, which specializes in building construction, and Skanska USA Civil, which focuses on civil infrastructure, generated $5.8 billion in revenue in 2012, representing 30 percent of Skanska’s global construction revenue. Development units Skanska USA Commercial Development, which invests in and develops office and multi-family projects in select U.S. markets, and Skanska Infrastructure Development North America, which develops public-private partnerships, are both leaders in their selected markets. Global revenue of parent company Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, totaled $19.5 billion in 2012. Skanska shares are publically traded in the U.S. on the OTC market under the symbol SKBSY through a Level I American Depository Receipt program.