Thomas B. Crane is Chief Human Resources Officer for Skanska USA Inc., comprising the $7+ billion group of heavy civil and building construction and commercial project development businesses in the U.S. of parent company Skanska AB, Stockholm, Sweden. He is a member of the Skanska USA executive management team and is responsible for human capital management strategies in the U.S for Skanska. Crane joined Skanska in 2002 and is credited, among other achievements, with forming centralized Human Resources and Communications shared services functions in the U.S.
Prior to joining Skanska, Crane spent several years with AlliedSignal (which purchased Honeywell International Inc.), serving in a variety of executive communications leadership roles, including Corporate Spokesperson during the company's 1999 acquisition of Honeywell Inc., General Electric's bid for Honeywell, and retired Honeywell Chairman and CEO Larry Bossidy's subsequent return to the company and successful turnaround initiative following the GE acquisition attempt.
Prior to joining AlliedSignal, Crane spent several years in the public relations industry in New York City, advising clients on both external and employee branding and crisis communications. He served with top-ten NY public relations firm Ruder Finn, Inc., in addition to other firms focusing on both consumer and industrial business-to-business accounts, including STP and PRESTONE automotive products, WNBC, Manville Corporation, Stanley Tools and the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies.
Crane is a conference speaker for organizations such as Argyle Executive Forum, Consero HR Forum and Evanta. He has authored articles on communications issues and has received editorial and industry awards, including Telly and Galaxy awards. He is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), Governing Body Member New Jersey Leadership Summit, and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Tri-County Scholarship Fund in New Jersey, a non-profit organization that provides educational financial support to economically disadvantaged inner-city children. He also serves as a Board member of ACE Mentor Program. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Temple University and is a motorsports enthusiast.
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