Robert “Bo” Calbert, president of McCarthy Building Companies’ Southwest division, was recently named to the Presidents’ Circle of Distinction by the Association for Career Technical Education of Arizona (ACTEAZ).
“We are especially pleased to honor Bo Calbert for his contributions to Career and Technical Education (CTE). Under Bo’s leadership McCarthy has been a consistent partner with CTE programs and events throughout Arizona,” said Dr. John Mulcahy, ACTEAZ past-president.
This award was designed to recognize and honor an elite group of influential community leaders who believe in the value and importance of Career and Technical Education.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by an education association that places an emphasis on training the kind of skilled workers we need in order for the construction industry to flourish in our state,” Calbert said. “Career and Technical Education exposes students to diverse opportunities that can lead to well-paying jobs in the construction field upon graduation.”
Calbert oversees McCarthy’s construction operations in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. He will retire from McCarthy at the end of 2016; however, he will continue to serve on McCarthy’s board of directors and with various industry and community leadership groups on the issue of workforce development.
Under his leadership, McCarthy earned the prestigious industry honor of being named 2014 Contractor of the Year by Engineering-News Record Southwest. During his 35-year tenure with McCarthy, he has been involved in building communities across more than 10 states with major projects in healthcare, water/wastewater, solar, education, hospitality and entertainment, science and technology, aviation, office and retail.
Calbert’s community leadership encompasses involvement in civic, industry and non-profit organizations, including Greater Phoenix Leadership, Arizona Chamber of Commerce the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Alliance for Construction Excellence, Arizona Builders Alliance and Scottsdale Airport Advisory Commission. Thanks to his commitment to the community, Calbert was named Executive of the Year by the Construction Finance Managers Association and was named to the inaugural list of Most Admired Leaders by the Phoenix Business Journal.