Christopher Nickle
A career in health care is inspired by an internship in Utah
36, Vice President of Operations
McCarthy Building Cos.

Intent on becoming an electrical engineer when he initially enrolled at Montana State University, Christopher Nickle's perspective changed after serving as an intern for Kiewit Pacific Structures during the firm's construction of Interstate 25 in Salt Lake City, in preparation for the Olympic Games in 2002. He was hired by McCarthy after interviewing for a position on career day. He relocated to Arizona, worked on a hospital project and had soon found his construction bailiwick. Since then, Nickle has had a role in the construction of many major hospitals, including Scottsdale Osborn in Scottsdale, Ariz., four facilities for Banner Health and projects at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. In fact, he has taken part in building four of the last six hospital towers built in the Valley over the past eight years. He is also active in the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church and business organizations such as Arizona Builders' Alliance.



Lawrence T. Peterson
In a business development role, engineer oversees revenue gains
32, Vice President
Bradbury Stamm Construction

Since assuming a business development role with Bradbury Stamm in 2010—the firm he has worked for since 2005— Lawrence Peterson has overseen a jump in company revenue from $80 million in 2010 to a projected $125 million in 2013. He began his career with the firm as a project engineer and has also served as a project manager on high-profile projects including Tony Hillerman Middle School in Albuquerque and the Mesa Middle School in Las Cruces, N.M. He received his master's degree in business administration in 2011 from the University of New Mexico's Anderson School of Management and is also involved in the Wounded Warrior Project