Several Turner Officers Promoted

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Tuner Construction Company recognizes and promotes leaders across the company

Turner Construction Company is pleased to announce that several company leaders have been promoted: Karen Sweeney and Tom Manahan are now Senior Vice Presidents, and Scott Borland, Dan Harmon, Brendan Murphy, Greg Ryan and Steve Spaulding are newly-promoted Vice Presidents.

Tom Manahan is now senior vice president and general manager of the company’s Ohio region and Turner’s Industrial group. Tom joined Lathrop as a project engineer in 1984 and has since demonstrated his leadership in a variety of roles, including senior project manager, and vice president and director of marketing. He was named executive vice president of Lathrop in 2000 and president in 2001. Since 2006, Tom has served as vice president and general manager of Turner’s Ohio offices.

Karen Sweeney is now senior vice president, diversity and inclusion, and community affairs. Karen joined Turner in 1980 as a field engineer in Pittsburgh. Karen worked in the company’s San Diego, Washington, DC, Cleveland, and Baltimore offices in roles of increasing line responsibilities. Karen was named vice president in 1998, and vice president and general manager of the Cleveland office in 2000. She served as vice president and general manager of the Maryland office beginning in 2005. Karen was named vice president of diversity and inclusion in 2009. In 2013, Karen increased her leadership responsibility to lead the development and implementation of our company’s community strategy.

Scott Borland is now vice president and construction executive for the company’s offices in Southern California. Scott joined Turner in 1998 as a project superintendent in Southern California. He transferred to the New Jersey office where he served as a project superintendent and a purchasing agent. He then transferred to the New York office, where he worked as a senior project engineer and project manager until his promotion to project executive in 2006, and then to construction executive in 2012. Scott transferred to the Southwest in 2013 and has served in the role of construction executive for the Southwest.

Dan Harmon is now vice president and operations manager of Turner’s office in Portland, Oregon. Dan joined Turner’s Chicago office in 1998 as a project engineer. After working in several operations and estimating assignments, he was promoted to project manager in 2003. Four years later, he was named a project executive in Chicago. He transferred to Portland and has served as operations manager since 2010. Dan will continue to report to Dan Kavanaugh, vice president and general manager.

Brendan Murphy is now vice president, operations manager for the Southern California. Brendan joined Turner in 1997 in the company’s Chicago office, transferring two years later to Anaheim/Los Angeles serving roles in preconstruction and project management before being promoted to project executive in 2005. In 2011 he took on the role of business development manager for Turner’s Southwest region, and has most recently served as operations manager of Southern California.

Greg Ryan is now vice president, construction executive. Greg will also have additional operational responsibilities for the company’s Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey offices. Greg joined Turner in 1979 as an engineer in the company’s Philadelphia office. He worked in estimating and business development before becoming a senior project executive in 2005 and construction executive in 2012, his most recent assignment.

Steve Spaulding is now vice president, regional risk manager and deputy operations manager for the Ohio region. Steve joined Turner’s Cincinnati office in 1985. He has served as shop manager and safety director prior to his promotion to senior safety director in 1998 and regional safety director in 2000. Steve was promoted to director of safety and loss control for the Ohio region in 2003.

About Turner Construction Company
Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company. Founded in 1902, Turner first made its mark on the industry pioneering the use of steel-reinforced concrete for general building, which enabled the company to deliver safer, stronger, and more efficient buildings to clients. The company continues to embrace emerging technologies and offers an increasingly diverse set of services. With an annual construction volume of $9 billion, Turner is the largest builder in the United States, ranking first in the major market segments of the building construction field, including healthcare, education, sports, commercial, and green building. The firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, a publicly traded company, and one of the world’s leading international construction service providers. For more information please visit

HOCHTIEF is one of the most international construction groups worldwide. The company delivers complex infrastructure projects, in some cases on the basis of concession models. The Group operates in the transportation infrastructure, energy infrastructure and social/urban infrastructure segments as well as in the contract mining business. With nearly 80,000 employees and a sales volume of more than EUR 25 billion in FY 2012, HOCHTIEF is represented in all the world’s major markets. With its subsidiary Leighton, the Group is market leader in Australia. In the USA, the biggest construction market in the world, HOCHTIEF is the No. 1 general builder via its subsidiary Turner and, with Group company Flatiron, ranks among the most important players in the field of transportation infrastructure construction. Because of its engagement for sustainability, HOCHTIEF has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2006. Further information is available at

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Christopher McFadden
Turner Construction Company
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