Tampa, FL – Benjamin P. Butterfield has been named general counsel to The PBSJ Corporation. He replaces Becky Schaffer, who retires from the position after 13 years with the company. In addition, Butterfield will guide the activities of PBSJ’s Ethics and Compliance Office, which was established in early 2006.
“Ben’s experience in large, international corporations will be valuable to PBSJ as we pursue further growth and diversification,” states John B. Zumwalt, III, chairman and CEO of The PBSJ Corporation. “We are pleased to have him on board.”
Butterfield joins PBSJ after three years with James Hardie Industries, N.V., a NYSE-listed manufacturer of fiber cement building products with operations in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, and Europe. He was a member of the managing board, general counsel, company secretary, global intellectual property manager, risk manager, and European business manager for the company, which reported more than $1.5 billion in revenue in 2007.
Prior experience included serving as general counsel and company secretary for Lennar Corporation, one of the largest homebuilders and providers of financial services in North America, and for Hughes Supply, Inc., a diversified wholesale distributor of construction and industrial materials equipment and supplies, which was purchased by Home Depot Supply. He was previously a partner in the Orlando law firm, Maguire, Voorhis & Wells, P.A. (now merged with Holland & Knight, LLP).
Butterfield has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1986. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is based in the company’s Tampa headquarters.
About PBSJ Corporation
The PBSJ Corporation (www.pbsj.com) is an employee-owned, $600-million-a-year corporation with three primary subsidiaries, PBS&J, PBS&J Constructors, Inc., and PBS&J International, Inc., which specialize in infrastructure services. The corporation is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.