Elizabeth J Heider, FAIA LEED BD+C

Chief Sustainability Officer
Skanska

As Chief Sustainability Officer, Beth 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, Civil and Commercial, Development and Infrastructure Development. Her career encompasses all phases of design and construction as architect, construction manager and sustainability leader. She has been invited to present at over 200 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 widely recognized for her leadership in building more sustainably, most recently by Green Building & Design as one of the Ten Most Powerful Women in Sustainability. In 2015, she was elevated to Fellow of the American Institute of Architects joining one of an elite few women to achieve this honor. She serves on the Envision Review Board and the Board of Trustees for Excel Academy, the first all-girl charter school in the District of Columbia.