Swinerton Leader Named Among L.A.’s Most Influential People

Congratulations to Ray Haj, Senior Vice President, Region Manager for Southern California and Hawaii. Ray was recently named to Los Angeles Business Journal’s #LA500 list, honoring the most influential leaders in Los Angeles. We thank Ray for his devotion to the pursuit of excellence and for promoting a culture focused on the betterment of our people and talent development.

The 2022 LA 500 list comes after two years of pandemic impacts, challenging leaders across the region. “We’ve worked through difficult times and have been responsible for not only growing our businesses, but keeping our company cultures intact and thriving,” said Josh Schimmels, publisher and CEO of the newspaper, in his introduction to the special report.

Ray Haj is the Sr VP Region Manager of the Southern California and Hawaii region of Swinerton. With over 27 years of experience in the construction industry and 20 years with Swinerton, Ray is responsible for the oversight and success of the entire region, including the establishment of policies, procedures, and performance standards required of each project team. His focus in recent years has been client relationships, establishing diverse markets portfolio, developing best-in-class practices, leading and managing rapid business growth including self-perform, building a shared vision and unifying culture, and supporting the rise of the next generation of leaders.

The LA 500 includes key players across a range of industries, including arts and philanthropy, banks, civic leaders, construction and architecture, education, finance, health care, law, manufacturing and retail, media and entertainment, professional services, real estate, sports and tech.