McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. Elevates Two to Vice President of Operations in its Northern Pacific Region

Roseville, Calif.; Feb. 5, 2020: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. (McCarthy), a national design-build general contractor, is pleased to announce the promotions of Ann Poppen to Vice President, Operations in its Sacramento office and Kevin McKay to Vice President, Operations in its San Francisco Office. 

“Ann’s and Kevin’s design-phase acumen and service-oriented attitude has allowed McCarthy to build a foundation of strong client relationships throughout the state and across sectors,” said Rich Henry, president of McCarthy’s Northern Pacific Region. “By possessing exceptional technical expertise, coupled with the ability to wear multiple hats, they have made a major impact both internally and externally. This is a well-deserved elevation for both Ann and Kevin that takes our clients and colleagues to the next level.” 

Drawing on more than 26 years of experience in design, planning, preconstruction design phase services and project execution, Poppen touts nearly $2B worth of high-profile and challenging projects in the public and private sectors. Upon joining McCarthy in 2018, Poppen serves as Project Director on the Superior Court of Stanislaus County project in Modesto, Calif., where she has acted as Chief Negotiator, working with unions on the project labor agreement, and as lead of the Operations and Preconstruction groups. Over the course of her career, she has managed projects of all delivery methods, including public-private partnership (P3), design-build and CM-at-Risk. Well versed in all project aspects, Poppen’s specialty is preconstruction design phase services planning, which she has successfully leveraged on behalf of the City of Napa, UC Merced, private development partners and numerous CSUs throughout the state. Additional project highlights include the Judicial Council of California’s San Diego Courthouse, the Verizon Wireless Data and Call Center, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s National Ignition Facility and 500 Capitol Mall in downtown Sacramento.

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Poppen is LEED AP certified and a member of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). She earned her B.S. in construction engineering and management from Purdue University. 

With 13 years of experience at McCarthy, McKay holds the overall responsibility for McCarthy’s preconstruction and construction services, ensuring the strategic allocation of the company’s resources of the company to meet project needs. After joining McCarthy in 2007, he quickly accelerated through the internal ranks based on his demonstrated leadership on several high-level projects spanning across industries, including Chukchansi Resort and Casino, Mercy Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente. He has been instrumental in the development of the Fresno area, leading the pursuits of several projects, including Fresno State New Student Union projects and an emergency department.  

McKay is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. He received his B.S. in construction management from California State University Fresno.

About McCarthy 

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 spans all phases of every project, McCarthy utilizes industry-leading design phase and construction techniques combined with advanced technology to maximize outcomes. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 16th largest domestic general builder (Engineering News-Record, May 2016).  With approximately 1,850 salaried employees, the firm has offices in St. Louis; Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Portage, Ind.; Kansas City, Kan.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Dallas, Houston; Albuquerque; San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned.

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