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Team Leaders

Great Team Leaders are Teammates First

We approach every project with a true collaborative mentality. Only by adopting a “We, Not I” mindset can we strengthen right partnerships — within our organization and outside of it — to exceed client objectives and strengthen our relationships in the commercial construction industry.

These seasoned leaders are responsible for building and maintaining strong client relationships and for growing capable, reliable teams that improve processes, speed delivery and support all facets of your commercial construction project.

Find a Leader for Your Next Project

  • Rowena Amelung

    Rowena Amelung

    Job Title
    Business Development Manager
    Located in
    St. Louis
    Education
    University of Missouri
    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering

    Rowena Amelung has served in key project management, quality and business development roles at McCarthy since 2007. Working closely with clients such as Boeing, General Motors and Miller Coors, she has expertise in heavy industrial and manufacturing markets and understands their unique challenges and the solutions needed to deliver project excellence. Rowena holds multiple certifications and licenses including Construction Quality Management Certification (CQMC - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), Certified Welding Inspector (CWI - American Welding Society) and OSHA-30 Construction Safety & Health. She is an active member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers (SLCCC), Hawthorn Foundation and serves as a national committee member for the McCarthy Partnership for Women.

  • Andy Howell

    Andy Howell

    Job Title
    Business Development Manager
    Located in
    St. Louis
    Education
    University of Missouri – Columbia
    Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering

    With nearly a decade of industry experience, Andy serves as a business development manager for McCarthy’s Central Region, focused primarily on industrial markets. He uses his technical expertise and experience as an engineer and consultant to develop key relationships with owners, identify solutions that match their goals and ensure an exceptional client experience. Andy is actively involved in the Council of Owners and Construction Associates, St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers and the Construction Specifications Institute. He also supports local philanthropic organizations including Habitat for Humanity

  • Aaron Lich

    Aaron Lich

    Job Title
    Vice President
    Located in
    St. Louis
    Education
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Bachelor of Architecture

    As vice president of the Industrial market of the Central Region, Aaron works closely with the firm’s industrial clients in the region and oversees the strategy and growth for the firm’s regional industrial portfolio. He joined McCarthy’s preconstruction team in 2012, eventually moving to lead the industrial preconstruction team before being named vice president. Today he brings two decades of experience to help industrial clients achieve outstanding project results. Prior to joining McCarthy, Aaron worked in the mechanical contracting industry on both the preconstruction and field execution sides in the Midwest.

  • Fitz O’Donnell

    Fitz O’Donnell

    Job Title
    Sr. Vice President Operations, Marine Business Unit
    Located in
    Channelview
    Education
    Auburn University
    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering 

    Fitz serves as the Marine Business Unit leader for the Channelview, TX office and McCarthy’s Southern Region. He is responsible for the strategy and opportunities for McCarthy in the Houston Ship Channel, Texas Gulf Coast, and beyond.  

    Fitz began with McCarthy in 2008 as an assistant project manager but has a total of over 22 years of industry experience. Upon joining McCarthy, he worked on a variety of marine, water treatment plant, and heavy civil construction projects, serving in multiple leadership positions before assuming his current role in 2019.  

    Fitz holds a Professional Engineer (P.E.) license in both Texas and Mississippi and is a member of multiple industry organizations including the PDCA Texas Chapter, Houston Port Region Economic Alliance, and more. He is a graduate of Auburn University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.