Mortenson Construction promotes Chicago office leader to SVP

Greg Werner, vice president and general manager of Mortenson Construction’s Chicago office, has been promoted to senior vice president.

Since opening the Chicago office 16 years ago, Werner has led more than $2.6 billion in projects, propelling the office into one of the company’s largest based on annual revenue.

Since joining Mortenson as a field engineer in Milwaukee in 1990, Werner has held key positions in the company. In 1995, he moved to San Francisco to manage the company’s construction work with the Kaiser Permanente healthcare system, then was appointed general manager there before taking on that role in Chicago.

In the past five years, Greg has expanded the group’s focus beyond complex construction projects to also providing comprehensive real estate development services. He is always looking to the future and how the organization can proactively adapt to changing market conditions while creating opportunities to broaden his team members’ expertise.

Werner holds a bachelor of science degree in construction management and administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was on the rowing team. He serves on the boards of the Harper College Foundation and Barrington Children’s Charities and is a member of the City of Hope Chicago Council. He also is a member of the Young President’s Organization and The Chicago Club.