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Balfour Beatty Appoints Sonya Roberts as Vice President of Human Resources for US Civilian Operations

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Balfour Beatty announces the appointment of Sonya Roberts as vice president of human resources for the company’s US civil operations. Formerly Vice President of Total Rewards for the Buildings, Civil and Investments business lines of Balfour Beatty, Sonya’s new role will be to oversee human resources for its national civil business. Additionally, she will join the Civils leadership team and continue to be part of Balfour Beatty’s national HR leadership team.

Sonya joined Balfour Beatty in 2000 as Human Resources Generalist and Partner for Balfour Beatty’s Civil and Rail businesses, responsible for all HR related services for nearly 4,000 employees and tradespeople. Since then, she has held various human resources positions with increasing responsibility overseeing efforts that have resulted in more efficient and streamlined workflow processes, technology automation and due diligence in matter of acquisition.

As the guardian of the company’s people-focused culture, she also championed national initiatives to improve diversity, inclusion, pay equity, alliance, mentorship and rewards at Balfour Beatty. .

“We are proud to announce the appointment of Sonya Roberts as Vice President of Human Resources for Balfour Beatty’s US Civil Operations,” said Eric Stenman, US President of Balfour Beatty. “She is a visionary and a leader serving our business with a 20-year track record of delivering results with a strong focus on employee well-being. Sonya will bring a fresh approach to human resources as she is a strong supporter of our people-centric culture, and we look forward to her continued leadership that will drive positive change for the business.

Sonya is a passionate community service leader where she is a member of various non-profit, professional and civic organizations including the North Atlanta Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., the American Businesswomen’s Association (ABWA), the Junior League of Atlanta, Shared Hope International and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

She is a graduate of South Carolina State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

About Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty is a leading provider of general contracting, construction-at-risk and design-build services to public and private sector clients across the United States. Realizing heavy and vertical civil constructions, the company is part of Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY), a leading international infrastructure group that provides innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and drives economic growth. Balfour Beatty is rated one of the top national construction contractors in the United States by News-Record Engineering. To learn more, visit