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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.

  • Paul King

    Paul King

    Job Title
    Vice President, Business Development
    Located in
    Newport Beach
    Education
    University of Cincinnati
    Bachelor of Arts Business Administration

    Paul King has more than 15 years of business development and marketing experience for the construction industry where he has focused on healthcare, commercial, parking structure, education, and specialty projects. In his role as vice president, business development, he is responsible for overseeing the business development and marketing team in Southern California while maintaining client relationships, developing the strategy for project pursuits, building strong project pursuit teams and seeking out new business opportunities throughout the region.

    In addition to his responsibilities with McCarthy, Paul is a former board member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services Orange County and San Diego County Chapters and served as a committee member for Design-Build Institute of America Western Region. He also has been involved with various philanthropic programs including the Boys and Girls Club, Warrior Foundation Freedom Center, March of Dimes and the American Heart Association along with supporting the philanthropic efforts of McCarthy clients including Sharp Healthcare, Scripps Health and Rady Children’s Hospital.

  • Tuyet Le

    Tuyet Le

    Job Title
    Vice President, Business Development
    Located in
    San Francisco
    Education
    San Diego State University
    Bachelor of Arts, International Business
    Minor in Asian Studies and Japanese

    With nearly 25 years of experience in business development and marketing, Tuyet is vice president for business development in our San Francisco office and an Associate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). She has secured successful multi-million dollar healthcare and science & technology projects while directing overall development of strategic relationships with clients and analyzing market assessments. Other strengths include marketing plans and analysis, business development strategy and mentoring marketing and project staff on submittals.

  • Michael Benford

    Michael Benford

    Job Title
    Director, Business Development
    Located in
    Dallas
    Education
    University of Southern California
    Bachelor of Science Psychology
    Minor Business Administration & Communication

    Michael Benford is responsible for leading specific market initiatives for the Dallas Commercial Business Unit, Civil/Transportation Business Unit and McCarthy’s Southern Region as a whole. His market focuses include aviation, parking structures, civil/transportation and general commercial. Michael has more than 10 years of experience in the construction industry in roles ranging from project engineer to director, business development. In addition to his current responsibilities at McCarthy, he serves on committees for ACE Mentorship and the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA).  He is also an active participant in the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

  • Preston Hodges

    Preston Hodges

    Job Title
    Vice President
    Located in
    Houston
    Education
    Texas A&M
    Bachelor of Science Construction Management

    As Vice President in Houston, Preston Hodges leads business development and client service efforts in the region. He joined McCarthy as a Project Manager, moving up to Senior Project Manager before being named Project Director in 2016. During this time, Preston was instrumental in launching the McCarthy Specialized Solutions Group in 2014, serving the specific project needs of the Texas Medical Center and surrounding institutions.

    In addition to his responsibilities with McCarthy, Preston is an active member of the AGC of Houston, AGC Construction Futures Committee, American Society of Healthcare Engineers, American Hospital Association, served on the AGC Construction Leadership Council Board and is currently serving on the Champions for Children Texas Children’s Cancer Center board. Volunteer projects include working with the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Texas Children’s Hospital and the American Heart Association. Preston is a licensed Certified Healthcare Constructor and holds a Healthcare Construction Certificate.