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Tom Conroy Joins Skender Construction as Senior Project Manager
Tom Conroy, SE, has joined Skender Construction as a senior project manager in Chicago. With nearly 30 years of construction and project management experience, Conroy brings an impressive portfolio of large-scale stadia, luxury hotels and high-rise, mixed-use development projects to the firm.
“We are thrilled to welcome Tom to Skender’s operations team,” says Mark Skender, CEO. “His experiences and talents in project management and tremendous portfolio are great additions to our strong project management team. Tom will also help drive our strategic plans for growth in several market sectors.”
Conroy comes to Skender from McHugh Construction, where he served as senior project manager overseeing luxury hotel, mixed-use development and high-rise projects. Most recently, he led construction of multiple renovation projects for Navy Pier, Inc., including the Ferris wheel replacement, reconfiguration of the Illinois Street / Streeter Drive intersection, installation of overhead roadway signage, reconstruction of the Polk Bros Fountain, renovation of Polk Bros Park and portions of the Family Pavilion.
Conroy also led the $40 million concrete construction of FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns. His other major projects include the Capella Telluride, a luxury 8-story, 100-rooms hotel with 60 condominium residences in Telluride, Colorado; State Place, a 27-story, 640,000 square foot, four-building residential and retail complex in Chicago, Illinois; and large-scale renovation projects at Hyatt Regency Chicago.
A Chicago native, Conroy earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in civil engineering, with an emphasis on structural engineering, from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). He is a licensed structural engineer and member of the American Institute of Steel Construction and American Concrete Institute. “It is exciting to be part of an energetic and trusted company like Skender. I am looking forward to working with the strong teams of construction professionals and helping grow their presence in various markets,” says Conroy.