Skanska USA announces promotion of Erin Willis-Freedman to vice president of human resources for civil operations

Aug. 4, 2021
Willis-Freedman will succeed Brad Nystrom, who will become vice president of operations.

Skanska USA has promoted Erin Willis-Freedman to vice president of human resources for Skanska USA’s Civil Operations. 

Willis-Freedman joined Skanska 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. 

“Erin understands that people are our greatest asset,” said Don Fusco, president of Skanska’s Civil operations in the USA. “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.” 

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.   

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

Willis-Freedman succeeds Brad Nystrom, who is now vice president of operations for Skanska’s Civil West region. Nystrom has worked at Skanska for 19 years in various roles within operations and human resources. During his most recent time as vice president of human resources, he spearheaded significant initiatives and helped launch Skanska’s Civil Operations’ national D&I Steering Committee. 

“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, 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 company.”