ASCE Guest Speaker Rich Henry

Virtual Event Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 7:00pm

Missouri S&T student chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Associated General Contractors (AGC) are proud to host guest speaker Rich Henry, president of the Northern Pacific Region of McCarthy Building Companies Inc. in San Francisco, California.  

Henry, who earned his bachelor of civil engineering degree in 1983, will talk about what it means to be a leader in the construction industry. He will explore what is needed beyond technical skills and book smarts to propel a career. Using examples of what has created and derailed leaders, Henry will provide specific tools and concepts to use in finding the right path.

His talk titled “Leadership in Today’s Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Industry,” will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, via Zoom at (password: ASCE).

Henry has been with McCarthy his entire 40-plus year career — starting as a project engineer, and then working his way up as project manager, senior project manager, project director and vice president. He is also a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Henry has worked on a wide variety of projects including hospitals, microelectronics facilities, convention centers, research laboratories and parking structures. He has been instrumental in establishing McCarthy as a leader in design-build construction across the country.

He is an active board member of the California Construction Employers Association and the San Francisco Bay Area Council. In 2013, Henry was inducted into the Missouri S&T Academy of Civil Engineers in recognition of his contributions to the construction industry and his community. He is also a member of the Executive Leadership Team for the East Bay Chapter of the American Heart Association.

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Meetings, Lectures and Conferences


College of Engineering and Computing, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

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Brenan Pool

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