Balfour Beatty Construction

Willox Promoted to Regional Position, Cunningham Hired at Division for Balfour Beatty Construction

Dallas, TX, July 22, 2011 --( Balfour Beatty Construction has promoted Lori Willox to Chief Financial Officer of its South Central region and hired Jim Cunningham as the new North Texas Division Director of Business Development for Interiors and Special Projects.

In her new role, Willox will help develop and drive the strategic direction of the South Central region, which serves clients in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arkansas, and includes a satellite office in Tennessee.

“Lori will leverage her knowledge and expertise across the region, helping facilitate the continued integration of SpawMaxwell into Balfour Beatty Construction’s processes and tools,” said Doug Jones, CEO for Balfour Beatty Construction’s South Central region. “She will also provide coaching and support to the division finance teams.”

Willox has worked at Balfour Beatty Construction for more than 5 years, most recently holding the position of Senior Vice President of Finance in the North Texas division. Willox has 20 years of professional experience in finance, risk management, strategic planning, operations and financial auditing within the construction management industry. She earned a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. She is also a certified public accountant, and a member of the Construction Financial Management Association.

Also in the South Central Region, Jim Cunningham has been appointed the new North Texas Division Director of Business Development for Interiors and Special Projects. In this role, Cunningham will lead business development efforts and assist Balfour Beatty in expanding its market share of interiors projects and special projects in North Texas.

“The addition of SpawMaxwell’s Dallas operations and Charter Builders’ K-12 business into our North Texas division gives us a broader capacity for both base building and interiors projects than ever before,” explains Charles DeVoe, Division President for Balfour Beatty Construction’s North Texas Division.

Cunningham has 23 years of experience in the construction industry. He has held leadership positions at Parsons Brinkerhoff, a division of Balfour Beatty, and most recently, at Lasco Acoustics and Drywall.

Cunningham holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Service and Development from Tarleton State University.


About Balfour Beatty Construction
A leader in the U.S. commercial construction industry, Balfour Beatty Construction provides general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build services through 2,100 professionals nationwide. For the past two years, the company has been cited as a Top 10 Green Builder by Engineering-News Record and as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® by FORTUNE magazine. The company is part of London-based Balfour Beatty plc, a global leader in professional services, construction services, support services, and infrastructure investment, with more than $18 billion in annual revenues. To learn more about the company and its subsidiaries—Barnhart Balfour Beatty, Charter Builders, and SpawMaxwell—visit
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