James E. McCarthy

President & CEO

“Leadership is all about people. It is not about organizations. It is not about plans. It is not about strategies. It is all about people-motivating people to get the job done. You have to be people-centered.” - Colin Powell


Responsible for all operating issues and the performance of R.H. White Companies, Jim joined R.H. White in 1985. He provides leadership and direction to the organization and is responsible for the development and achievement of business strategies and objectives. Oversees and directs the full range of activities associated with all operating issues within the R. H. White Companies.


University of Connecticut, Master of Business Administration
University of NY at Albany, Bachelor of Science in Accounting


University of Massachusetts, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Clark University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Senior Executive Program


Family, grandchildren and travel to new places. All things in the woods, on the water and ocean.

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