Jose Cortes has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico and a master’s degree in Construction Management from Florida International University. He is a VP of Business Development for Skanska USA Building Inc. in South Florida. Before his relocation to South Florida he lead the national sales and business development efforts for Skanska’s Science and Technology Center of Excellence with responsibility over sales, business development and support of national accounts such as Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, MedImmune as well as other key accounts.

Jose has over 30 years of experience in leadership positions with Fortune 500 companies with a variety of roles in the areas of sales & marketing, business development, safety, health and environmental, risk management, and operations. He has been involved in small, medium, large and mega construction projects on a variety of market sectors (Public/Private) including: Healthcare, Education, Municipal, Corporate Commercial, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Devices, Petrochemical, Power, Industrial, Hospitality, Commercial, Aviation and Infrastructure.

He is actively involved in various local organizations who promote economic growth, environmental awareness and community involvement. Jose is passionate about education and is a member of the Moss School of Construction Industry Advisory Council and Keiser University Board of Advisors. Since 2013 he is an adjunct professor for the Florida International University Moss School of Construction master’s program.

As the most important aspect of his life, he is married to Janet for 20 years and together have three daughters, Alexa (19), Amanda (17) and Adriana (16).