Program in Sustainability and the Built Environment

Robert Utsey

Robert Utsey, Chair
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Coastal Construction of Central Florida

Robert Utsey is Senior Vice President for Coastal Construction, based in Orlando, Florida, responsible for business development and strategic planning for the Central Florida market. With 20 years of experience as statewide Business Development Officer for Skanska, Robert has been involved in many of the region’s most innovative and high profile projects including the recently completed Florida Advanced Manufacturing and Research Center (BRIDG), Nemours Children’s Hospital at Lake Nona, OUC Reliable Plaza HQ, Verizon Finance & Accounting Center of Excellence, the new UCF Downtown Campus Academic Commons, and multiple projects at the University of Florida, including the Reitz Union expansion, the Clinical Translational Research Building, Hernandez Chemistry building, UF Health Spring Hill MOB and the UF Health Cancer and Cardio/Neuroscience Hospitals.

In addition, Robert has been very involved in building community in the Central Florida region throughout various organizations for the past 30 years. He has held officer positions with the Foundation for Seminole State College, the Central Florida Council Boy Scouts of America, Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida, the UF Green Building Collaborative and the Arnold Palmer Invitational PGA Tour event. Robert and Sean recently served as the founding co-Chairs of the Orlando Economic Partnership, which resulted from the merger of the Central Florida Partnership and Orlando Economic Development Commission.