Robert “Bo” Calbert, president of McCarthy Building Companies’ Southwest Region, was recently named Executive of the Year by the Construction Financial Management Association’s (CFMA) Valley of the Sun Chapter, which is the largest chapter in the nation.

Calbert wasselected out of four finalists for his leadership skills, business growth, innovation, staff development and community involvement.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the construction industry’s financial professionals who continually strive to improve their knowledge and, by doing so, are integral to the success of our industry,” Calbert said.

Calbert oversees the 150-year-old firm’s construction operations in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. Under his leadership, McCarthy earned the prestigious industry honor of being named 2014 Contractor of the Year by Engineering-News Record Southwest. During his more than 30-year tenure with McCarthy, he has been involved in building communities across more than 10 states with major projects in healthcare, semiconductor, water/wastewater, solar, education, hospitality and entertainment, laboratory, aviation, office and retail.

Calbert’s community leadership encompasses involvement in civic, industry and non-profit organizations, including Greater Phoenix Leadership, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Alliance for Construction Excellence, Arizona BuildersAlliance, Scottsdale Airport Advisory Commission and the Caitlin Robb Foundation.