Balfour Beatty

Ed Littleton

Senior Vice President of Risk Management

Mr. Littleton, senior vice president, risk management, joined Balfour Beatty in 2006 as vice president of Risk Management and serves as chief risk officer. He is responsible for the overall design, management, and execution of risk management programs and initiatives for Balfour Beatty. Mr. Littleton began his career in 1985 with Arthur Andersen& Co., where he worked closely with construction industry clients. From there, he joined one of those clients as vice president of Finance. In 1996, Mr. Littleton moved from finance to risk management when he joined Willis, serving in various capacities, including National Subguard Practice leader, chief financial officer of their National Construction Practice, and chief operating officer in the Carolinas. He further expanded his industry experience serving as vice president of Risk Management for a top 10 Engineering News-Record contractor.

Mr. Littleton holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and accounting from the University of South Carolina, where he serves on the recently formed Risk and Uncertainty Management Advisory Board. He is involved in numerous industry leadership groups and is past chairman of the Associated General Contractors Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management conference. Mr. Littleton is also active in the grant process and annual campaign cabinet for United Way of Dallas.

Mr. Littleton is recipient of the 2019 IRMI Words of Wisdom (WOW) Award presented at the IRMI Construction Risk Conference (CRC). The award is presented annually to a speaker who has made an outstanding contribution to the educational programming for CRC, an annual Conference for construction risk management and insurance professionals hosted by International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI). The award recognizes Mr. Littleton’s exceptional presentation skills and his sharing of practical tips and strategies that Conference attendees can put into practice.