Skanska, one of the world’s leading construction and development firms, announced the hire of Ronda Bailey as Vice President of Business Development for its Philadelphia-based regional operations, doubling down on its commitment to the Philadelphia metro region.

Bailey brings 30 years of construction industry strategic marketing and business development experience to Skanska. In this newly created leadership role, she will spearhead the company’s regional expansion strategy in pursuit of opportunities in the healthcare, higher education and life sciences sectors.

Prior to joining Skanska, Bailey was the President of R. Bailey Consulting, a marketing and sales consultancy firm that she founded in 2001. Through her distinctive blend of astute networking, proactive strategy, and diligent fundraising, she worked with clients, including Skanska, to optimize their networks, establish relevant skills and ignite effective leadership. Bailey was also served as the Justice+Civic Business Development leader at DLR Group, Vice President and Regional Business Development Manager for Gilbane Building Company and the Senior Director of Business Development and Marketing at HSC.

“Ronda’s strategic planning and relationship building skills has contributed significantly to our firm over the last two years as a consultant. As a member of the leadership team, her expertise, coupled with Skanka’s ability to work closely with clients and partners to ensure projects are on time and budget, will act as a catalyst for our continued growth.”

Todd Lofgren, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Skanska USA

Bailey is the founding member of Professional Women in Construction’s Philadelphia Chapter, an organization for women in the construction industry that provides an inspiring atmosphere for women to learn from each other and grow through support. A resident of Wallingford, PA, Bailey received her Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Maine and is currently studying for her master’s degree in Counseling from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.