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McCarthy’s Mike Gonzalez named Chair of the American Heart Association’s 2024 Phoenix Heart Walk

McCarthy Building Companies Inc. is pleased to announce that Mike Gonzalez, vice president of McCarthy Southwest, has been named chair of the 2024 Phoenix Heart Walk by the American Heart Association, Phoenix Chapter.

The event marks one of the largest annual fundraisers for the nonprofit, which is dedicated to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke. McCarthy has been participating in the annual walk for more than 15 years. In 2023, McCarthy teams raised more than $109,000 and team McCarthy Renewable Energy was recognized as the top fundraising team.


“As an employee-owned company, we prioritize health initiatives and the Heart Walk is one of our major events,” said Justin Kelton, president of McCarthy Building Companies’ Southwest region. “Each year our partners, their families and friends come together for this event and, with Mike at the helm, I expect our 2024 Heart Walk team will be the best yet. We’re proud of Mike for accepting this leadership role, and we look forward to supporting him.”

Gonzalez has over three decades of construction experience managing design-build, design-assist and traditional construction projects servicing multiple industries, including life sciences, infrastructure, manufacturing, industrial, power, hospitality, healthcare, high technology and higher education. He has guided the completion of more than $1 billion in design-build projects to date.

Gonzalez earned a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Arizona State University. He retired as a colonel in the United States Army after 30 years of service, where he served honorably in both Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.


He holds key positions on numerous external boards and associations, including the Industry Executive Committee for the ASU Del E. Webb School of Construction, chair of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Arizona Chapter, board member of DBIA Western Pacific Region, site lead for ACE Mentorship Program, and board member of the Maricopa Community College Foundation.

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