St. Louis office of McCarthy Holdings adds VP

Amanda Skillern

Amanda Skillern is the new vice president for quality in the St. Louis office of McCarthy Holdings.

In this role, Skillern will manage the building company’s national quality program and develop and implement new approaches to quality construction. Skillern will work closely with regional quality directors across the company and will report directly to McCarthy chief operating officer and president Scott Wittkop.

With a decade of experience analyzing and leading quality in construction, energy and other sectors, Skillern brings a history of effective leadership, quality management, strategic planning and a commitment to operational excellence to her new role.

Prior to joining McCarthy, Skillern served as senior director, global quality operations for a multi-national energy firm, where she was responsible for developing and executing the corporate quality strategy. In this role, she led implementation of a global root cause analysis software program encompassing quality, health, safety, environmental and security activities, using the data gathered to improve operational effectiveness and profitability. She also oversaw the transition from legacy practices to an integrated, reliable and consolidated quality management system.

A Louisiana native, Skillern earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Southeastern Louisiana University and a bachelor’s degree in construction management from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.