Skanska has named Robert D. Flory as senior vice president in its building business unit in California, based in Oakland. He joins the firm after a 23-year tenure at Vanir Construction Management Inc., where, most recently, he was chief operating officer. Flory also is a former president and director of the northern California chapter of the Construction Management Association of America. Dwight Pullen also has joined the firm as senior vice president and director of its aviation center of excellence. He was vice president and global director of aviation at CH2M Ltd. He is based in Denver.

The Society for Marketing Professional Services, Alexandria, Va., has named Michael V. Geary as CEO, effective Oct. 8. He now is president and CEO of AmericanHort, the trade group for the U.S. horticulture industry, a position he has held since 2010. Geary succeeds Ronald Worth, who was CEO of SMPS for 16 years, the group says. Geary also is a former senior director at the National Association of Home Builders.

Clean Earth Inc., a Hatboro, Pa., environmental services firm, has elevated Hector Sanchez to senior vice president of operations. He is a specialist in hazardous-waste facility management and joined the company in 2011.

Jean-Pierre Bardet has been appointed dean at the College of Engineering at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla. He replaces James M. Tien, who has joined the faculty. Bardet had been director of the Urban Water Institute at the University of Texas-Arlington and on its civil-engineering faculty. He also is a 28-year faculty veteran of the University of Southern California and founder of its megacities center, which focuses on preparing the world’s largest cities for a sustainable future.

Lawrence “Larry” Denton has joined design firm Ghafari Associates as president of its process group. He is formerly president of Nobel Automotive, a vehicle design and production company specializing in fluid transfer. Denton also was chairman, CEO and president of supplier DURA Automotive Systems, for which he developed a restructuring plan that enabled its emergence from bankruptcy in less than 20 months, says Ghafari.

The University of Missouri-Columbia has named Elizabeth Loboa as dean of its college of engineering, effective Oct. 15. She now serves as associate chair and professor of the joint biomedical engineering department at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University and as an North Carolina State professor of materials science and engineering. Missouri’s engineering school has 3,500 undergraduate students.

John Kuprenas has joined STV as a senior vice president and deputy director of the firm’s construction management division. He had been president of Sacramento-based construction management firm Vanir. Kuprenas is past president of the Southern California chapter of the Construction Management Association of America and co-authored the book “101 Things I Learned in Engineering School,” published in 2013 by Grand Central Publishing as part of its “101 Things I Learned …” series of educational books.

U.K.-based Currie & Brown Inc. has named Paul Wood as president and chief operating officer. He had been president of the U.S. unit of Faithful + Gould and replaces Greg Ayres, who now is involved in “special projects” for the asset management and construction consultant. Mark Salmon, formerly divisional director for Currie & Brown based in Doha, Qatar, now is head of East Coast U.S. operations.

The RBA Group, Hollywood, Fla., elevates David Lapping to president. He was formerly senior vice president and director of the company’s New York, Connecticut and Philadelphia operations.