McCarthy Names Peterson Vice President of Operations, Education Services
PHOENIX, AZ McCarthy Building Companies Inc. names Dr. David Peterson Vice President of Operations for Education Services in the Southwest division.
Dr. Peterson will oversee all of the Education team's operations and supervise project directors who work directly with the owners, design teams, and subcontractors on school projects. He will also direct the group's strategic planning and new market growth; business development initiatives; and client relations.
Dr. Peterson has more than 28 years of experience in the construction and facilities industry, including 21 years in the educational arena working for school districts. Most recently, he served as Superintendent of Scottsdale Unified School District comprised of 24,000 students and 3,200 employees. During his tenure with the district, he also supervised $350 million in school renovation projects and helped lead the passage of school construction bond and override initiatives.
"With David's direct experience working for two of the largest public school districts in the state, he brings a wealth of knowledge to our Education Services team," said Bo Calbert, President of McCarthy Building Companies' Southwest division.
Dr. Peterson holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University and a juris doctorate from the Concord School of Law. He also earned his master's degree in civil engineering from Arizona State University and a bachelor's degree in engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy. In addition, he has earned numerous educational certificates, including for Public Schools Planning and Design from Harvard University and Negotiation/Mediation and Advanced Master Negotiation from Harvard Law School.