Wise Construction is pleased to announce two new Project Executives. The company has promoted Alyson Winters Kavanagh and recently hired Neil Slyva to round out their Project Executive bench. Both Winters Kavanagh and Slyva bring deep building expertise which will continue to position the firm for future successes. In the Project Executive role, Winters Kavanagh and Slyva will oversee multifaceted project teams ensuring operational success as well as develop strong relationships with clients, design partners, and trade partners.
Winters Kavanagh joined Wise Construction in October of 2021 as a Senior Project Manager bringing with her over 20 years of construction management experience in interior build-outs and infrastructure upgrades. As Project Executive, she will continue to focus on oversight of project implementation, scheduling, trade coordination, logistics and safety planning, requisition preparation, financial status and budget reports, change management, and quality control. She is currently leading major design-assist, lab/office fit-out projects for Wise, equating to $150 million and 300,000 SF. Her impressive background includes a portfolio of top industry clients such as TD Garden, Capital One, Fidelity, MBTA/Keolis, Massport, Rue La La, and now, Nan Fung Life Sciences Real Estate. She received her Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology, is a LEED Accredited Professional, has a Massachusetts Construction Supervisors License, and is OSHA-30 and CPR certified.
Slyva brings over 15 years of construction experience to his Wise projects and has already begun working with some of the firm’s key clients in their Science & Technology sector. He will lead project operations from planning and development through execution and project closeout while fostering a collaborative team approach. Prior to joining Wise, Slyva held leadership positions with other New England-based general contracting firms where he managed over $900 million worth of work with top industry clients such as Hannaford’s supermarket, JRM, Umass Amherst, Harvard University, WeWork, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Wyss Institute, Ascend Withholdings, and Amazon Fresh. He received his B.S in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachussetts, Amherst, and is 30-Hour OSHA and 10-Hour OSHA certified.
“Alyson has been with Wise for over a year, taking on extremely complex projects from the start, and has ascended quickly into her new position. One of the fundamental elements to being successful in this industry is strong, inclusive leadership. We are excited to see her spearhead the growth and success of the teams she oversees,” says Alex Main, Senior Vice President. “Neil is bolstering our Science & Technology sector, bringing fresh perspective and new energy to our key accounts. His impressive background allows mentorship to come naturally to him and we look forward to him guiding the next generation of Wise leaders. We’re thrilled to welcome him to the Wise team.”