Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
McCarthy Building Cos.
Kamecia Mason was named McCarthy’s vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion in early 2021. In this new role, she will build upon and expand significant company DE&I efforts already in place to evolve the firm’s national internal and external strategy and implementation.
Mason joined McCarthy Building Cos. in 2019 as director of diversity and community outreach for the McCarthy Southern Region. Prior to joining McCarthy, she built a reputation for leadership within the industry focused on enhancing inclusive cultures, community engagement and increasing diversity investments. In that role, Mason helped the firm expand mentoring and outreach efforts, including the establishment of a new McCarthy Capacity Building Program. The 10-month curriculum focuses on optimizing the core business skills of Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) program participants, and the first class of 32 Minority and Women-Owned business partners recently celebrated a virtual graduation ceremony.
Mason has been recognized by multiple organizations for her commitment to diversity and leadership, including being named to the 2016 “40 under 40” list by the Dallas Business Journal, 2015 Top 50 Black Professionals and Entrepreneurs by D-Mars Magazine, 2014 Luna Women’s Business Advocate of the Year by the Regional Hispanic Contractors Association, and 2013 Advocate of the Year by the Dallas-Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council.
Mason earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and criminal justice from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. She also holds Certified Diversity Executive credentials from the Institute for Diversity.