McCarthy Building Companies recently hired Kamecia Mason as Diversity Director, Southern Region based in Dallas. This is a new regional role for McCarthy, formalizing the firm’s long commitment to diversity outreach. In this role, Mason will develop policy, create programming and partner with leadership to set the strategic direction for the region’s diversity outreach efforts.
“We are very pleased to have Kamecia join McCarthy,” said Joe Jouvenal, executive vice president of McCarthy’s Southern Region. “She brings strong experience in the construction industry, and we look forward to her collaborating and connecting local diverse businesses to McCarthy procurement opportunities as well as developing programs that enhance business capacity for our trade partners.”
Prior to joining McCarthy, Mason worked with both public- and private-sector organizations including Parkland Hospital District, Dallas County, Trammel Crow, Houston Independent School District and DFW International Airport. She has been noted for her strategic approach to enhancing economic inclusion opportunities. Further, Mason is a Dallas Business Journal 40 under 40 awardee and has been recognized by multiple organizations for her commitment to diversity and leadership including the Top 50 Black Professionals and Entrepreneurs (DMars), E Award-Advocate of the Year by the DFW Minority Supplier Development Council (DFW MSDC) and Business Advocate of the Year by the Regional Hispanic Contractors Association LUNA Awards.
Mason earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and criminal justice from University of Arkansas at Monticello. She also holds Certified Diversity Executive credentials from the Institute for Diversity. Additionally, Mason serves on numerous advisory councils, boards and committees including the Construction Outreach Advisory Council Co Chair, Dallas County Small Business Advocacy Council County, Regional Hispanic Contractors Association LUNA Chair and the DFW Minority Supplier Development Supplier Diversity Working Group.
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. With an unrelenting focus on safety and a comprehensive quality program that span all phases of every project, McCarthy utilizes industry-leading design phase and construction techniques combined with value-add technology to maximize outcomes. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 12th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2019). With approximately 3,700 salaried employees and craft professionals, the firm has offices in St. Louis; Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Portage, Ind.; Kansas City, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Dallas, Houston; and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at www.mccarthy.com or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.