Bryan Kuster, vice president of operations for McCarthy Building Companies Southwest Region (www.mccarthy.com), was recently appointed to the board of directors for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
At McCarthy, Kuster leads collaborative research laboratory and higher-education project teams in Arizona; manages McCarthy’s self-perform teams; and ensures project teams are delivering upon the clients’ project goals.
He recently completed one of the most complex projects for McCarthy Southwest – the construction of the award-winning $120 million Biodesign Institute C at Arizona State University. Kuster’s extensive knowledge of the construction process was instrumental to the team’s collaborative approach, and his proactive approach to problem solving helped make it one of ASU’s most successful construction projects to date.
As a member of the board of directors at the Arizona Chamber, Kuster will work diligently to advance business in the state, particularly as it relates to free-market policies, workforce development and K-12 education, and support opportunities for economic development within the state.
“It is a pleasure to welcome Bryan to the board of directors of the Chamber,” Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO Glenn Hamer said. “We are so fortunate to have someone with his unique understanding of construction and development. He has valuable firsthand experience of what his industry needs in terms of workforce development and other policies in order to continue to thrive in Arizona.”
Kuster joined McCarthy in 2005 as a project engineer. He has vast experience in laboratory and higher-education construction and has completed dozens of projects in Arizona and New Mexico over the past decade, including the LEED Gold Sedona Performing Arts Center at Red Rock High School in Sedona, Ariz.
Kuster was named to the “2018 Top Young Professionals” list by ENR Southwest. He has a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Arizona State University. He is a member of the Arizona Builders Alliance and serves as the Education committee chair for its Young Builders Council (members who are under 40). He is also a member of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) and is a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the U.S. Green Building Council.