American Indian Chamber of Commerce

Mortenson Construction to Headline June 16th Chamber Luncheon and Introducing “Rapid Fire”


Ms. Cherilyn McCabe, Project Engineer/Estimator and Mr. Chase Farnsworth, Sr. Project Development Manager will speak about their work with tribes throughout the county.

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Beginning with the June 16th chamber luncheon, a new segment will be added to the luncheon agenda, entitled, “Rapid Fire.” The segment is to give an opportunity to chamber members to promote their business or organization. Three (3) chamber members will be invited prior to the luncheon to give a 5-minute presentation about their business or organization.
Cherilyn McCabe is a member of the Navajo tribe and is from Leupp, AZ, which is located
on the Navajo Reservation.  Her clan is Hopi Butterfly (K’aalógii), born for the Salt (Áshiihí) clan.
Her maternal grandparents are the Manygoats (Tł’ízíłání) and her paternal grandparents are the
Yucca Fruit (Hashk’ąąhadzohí).  She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Construction
Management from Northern Arizona University and received her Master’s in Integrated Design
and Construction from Auburn University.  She has been active in the construction industry
for over 6 years with experience ranging in Healthcare, Hospitality and Gaming, Sports and
Entertainment, Multi-family, Water/Waste Water, and Higher Education.  Working both
as a Project Engineer and Project Estimator, Cherilyn has experience working on projects
from start to finish, engaging all members of the industry, such as the Owner, Architect,
Engineers, Designers and Trade Partners. Cherilyn has been a member of the Mortenson
family since 2016 and is part of Preconstruction as a Project Estimator.  Her passion is to work
with Native communities and to bring the most genuine and innovative project to the Tribal
members. Her drive is to continually think of her family when working on every project,
as if her grandparents and parents will be utilizing each item.
Chase Farnsworth, a native of Mesa, Arizona graduated from Arizona State University with a
Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and has been actively involved in the
construction industry since he was 14 years old. He is passionate not only about the entire
building process but also providing solutions to customers and actively engaging with the
community. This passion stems from his grandfather who had his own construction firm in the
White Mountains of Arizona.  After graduating from ASU in 2010 he progressed quickly from
project engineer to superintendent to project manager. He has been part of the Mortenson
family since 2014 and is currently serving as senior project development manager overseeing
Mortenson’s growth and expansion in the higher education, entertainment and sports markets.
Ranked as the #1 Sports Builder by ENR and Building Design + Construction, Mortenson
is a leading national real estate development and construction firm based in
Minneapolis, Minnesota who has called Arizona home since 2000. Some of their notable
Arizona projects include Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Northern Arizona University
Science and Health Building, Salt River Project’s Public Administration Building Campus
renovation and expansion, and the University of Arizona Lowell-Stevens Football Facility.
Mortenson recently broke ground on a 11-story 210-key Hampton Inn & Suites in
downtown Phoenix that is anticipated for completion in mid-2018.
Statement on Mortenson Tribal and Community Work & Engagement:
Mortenson has completed local projects with Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
and Gila River Indian Community. In addition, tribes and communities we have worked
with in other regions include Tulalip, Puyallup, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community,
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Muckleshoot, Chippewa, Nisqually, Squaxin Island, Chehalis,
Skokomish and Quileute. These project types have ranged from hospitality, education
and sports to retail, correctional facilities, and recreational facilities.

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