McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., one of the nation’s largest 100 percent employee-owned construction companies and a leading aviation builder, recently hired Mark Crosby as the firm’s vice president of aviation. An accredited airport executive (AAE), Crosby is a nationally recognized subject matter expert in airport security, operations and planning, emergency management and public safety.  

Crosby has more than 30 years of experience in aviation at the airport systems in Portland and Sacramento, working in the areas of operations, real estate, security, economic development, and public safety. Most recently, Crosby was the principal consultant, business development lead, project executive, and subject matter expert for Ross & Baruzzini’s aviation security, emergency management, maritime and public safety clients.   

“Mark has an incredible depth of aviation experience and brings this wealth of expertise to McCarthy to help us continue to deliver exceptional results for our aviation clients,” said McCarthy Northern Pacific President Shaun Sleeth. “His background, proficiency and network across the aviation industry will be paramount to McCarthy’s continued growth in this market sector.”  

In his new role at McCarthy, Crosby will deepen McCarthy’s relationships with current aviation clients as well as broaden the firm’s aviation experience.  

“The culture at McCarthy aligns well with what aviation clients need and want in their construction partners – building long-term relationships out of reliability, honesty, and trust,” Crosby said. “I’m excited to connect more of the aviation community to McCarthy to bring airports and airlines the experience of a positive relationship with a quality builder.” 

McCarthy has completed work at airports across the country including Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport, among others. The company has also completed work for airline clients including Southwest Airlines and Delta Airlines. Over the past decade, McCarthy has completed more than $3 billion of aviation work.   

In addition to his work with McCarthy, Crosby serves in leadership positions at many aviation organizations, including the American Association of Airport Executives, Airports Council International, Aviation Security Advisory Committee, and the International Association of Airport Executives. He is also a brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force as an active reservist and the Assistant Adjutant General for the Oregon Air National Guard responsible for emergency management. Crosby is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy with a degree in business management and earned his MBA in finance from Golden Gate University.

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