Chief Sustainability Officer, Skanska USA

Elizabeth Heider

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

As Chief Sustainability Officer, Elizabeth (Beth) Heider, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, translates Skanska’s commitment to sustainability into action while serving on Skanska USA’s Management Team. She supports Skanska's four US business units: Building and Civil (construction), and Commercial and Infrastructure Development with combined annual revenues of approximately $8 Billion. Her career encompasses all phases of design and construction as architect, construction manager and sustainability leader.

An intrepid researcher and tireless advocate, she emboldens the design, construction and business communities to create a more sustainable future. She has been invited to present at over 150 international conferences focusing on the nexus of design, sustainability and good business. Heider served for six years on USGBC’s national Board of Directors which she chaired in 2012. She is a peer reviewer for the Well Building Certification and serves on the Board of Trustees for Excel Academy, the first all-girl charter school in the District of Columbia.