Westwood has appointed its vice president of operations, Jason McCarty, PE, to oversee the firm’s Minneapolis land operations, which includes residential and commercial development.

In this position, McCarty will focus on implementing local and regional growth strategies to support Westwood’s land division objectives in the region while collaborating with existing Minneapolis commercial and residential market leaders. Anxious for the opportunity, McCarty says, “Westwood has some substantial long-term goals for the land division in this region. I am fortunate to be working with an established land team here in the Twin Cities, and together, we are looking forward to carrying out our plan.”

McCarty is a civil engineer and 19-year veteran of the firm. In addition to previously serving as Minneapolis land leader, he has held a number of leadership roles including residential market leader, national office leader, national land leader, and his current role overseeing national operations, which he will maintain.

Vice president of Westwood’s land division, Bryan P. Powell, PE, adds, “Having previously served in this role in Minneapolis, Jason achieved success through his excellent reputation and a wide network of clients. His involvement can only benefit our already-strong Minneapolis land group.”

McCarty has been active throughout his career, supporting public policy, and industry and professional organizations, in which he volunteers his time in a variety of leadership positions. McCarty is a Westwood shareholder serving his ninth term on the company’s Board of Directors.