McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. announced recently that Antonya Williams has been promoted to business unit leader of the firm’s Education group in the Southwest region. She will continue to serve as a member of the national firm’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT), which guides national business strategy, company culture, and business practices for the employee-owned company.
In her new role leading the Education group, Williams will oversee operations, planning, workforce development and community partnerships for K-12 and higher education construction teams in Arizona. Her background in operations and business expansion, combined with her empowering leadership style, position the Education group for continued growth and delivery of industry-leading collaborative construction strategies in education sectors across the region.
Williams recently led the design and development of the firm’s Innovation and Craft Workforce Training Center, which expands McCarthy’s highly regarded craft training initiative by providing hands-on technical training and skill development for current employees, trade partners, schools and workforce training programs throughout the region.
Since joining McCarthy’s Southwest region in 2016, Williams has worked closely with the regional business units, including the Education group, to focus on business development, providing an exceptional team experience, achieving operational excellence, and supporting team innovations and accomplishments through the lifecycle of projects.
Williams holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management from California State University, Chico. In 2021, she completed the Executive Leadership Development Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She currently lives in Phoenix with her husband, Chris Nickle, and their three daughters.