McCarthy Building Companies Inc. promoted Dr. David Peterson to senior vice president of operations for Education Services in the Southwest Division. The Education Services team focuses on K-12 and community college construction and renovation projects in Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. Dr. Peterson has three decades of experience in the construction and facilities industry, including 21 years in the educational arena. He joined McCarthy in late 2015 as vice president of operations. Dr. Peterson holds a doctorate in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University and a juris doctorate from the Concord School of Law. He also earned his master’s degree in civil engineering from Arizona State University (ASU) and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy. In addition to his degrees, Dr. Peterson earned certifications in hazardous materials; school planning and design; business management; as well as negotiation, mediation and arbitration from institutions including Harvard Law School, Harvard University and ASU.