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Balfour Beatty Promotes Johnnie to Senior Vice President

WILMINGTON, NC — Balfour Beatty announces the promotion of Mark Johnnie to Senior Vice President and Region Manager of the company’s Southeast Civils operations. In his role, Johnnie oversees operations in the delivery of highway, bridge, and water projects throughout Balfour Beatty’s southeastern geographies in the U.S. and supports the company’s ongoing commitment to operational excellence, client and partner advocacy, and talent investment.

“I am honored to announce Mark’s promotion to Senior Vice President,” said Leon Blondin, Balfour Beatty U.S. Chief Executive Officer. “Mark is a respected leader throughout our business and the Civils contracting industry where he has fostered a strong, local reputation with our clients and partners in the Southeast. He is also equally dedicated to developing teammates who ensure that our company’s reputation of providing safe, quality work and trusted partnerships is always at the forefront of our operations. We look forward to his continued leadership and people-first commitment to our teams as they deliver the vital infrastructure in our growing communities.”

A Balfour Beatty veteran of 24 years, Johnnie has managed some of the company’s most notable projects across the Southeast. He has led teams through the delivery of projects such as the San Mateo Bridge widening, which at its award was the largest U.S. Civils project in the company’s portfolio, Smith Creek Parkway, Surf City Bridge Replacement, US 70 Havelock Bypass, Maysville Bypass, and the Northeast Water Purification Plant, among others.  

Johnnie is a member of Balfour Beatty’s culture framework committee in which he helped to shape the company’s culture globally, and he has been an integral part in the organization’s national diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy committee. He was also among the first participants of the company’s Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) where he was able to build on his leadership skills and be an advocate for other teammates’ professional development within the organization.

Additionally, Johnnie is a supporter of the company’s partnership with Bridges to Prosperity, guiding the national outreach effort throughout the business to make an impact for Balfour Beatty teammates and communities outside of the U.S.

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A graduate from Oregon State University, Johnnie holds two Bachelor of Science degrees in construction engineering management and business administration. He is active in several construction trade organizations, including serving on the board of directors of NC Go!, a transportation coalition in North Carolina, and the Carolinas Associated General Contractors (CAGC) where he will become CAGC’s Chairman in 2023.

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