Press Release: Lewis Promotes Three Leaders in Washington Division

By: Lewis Team

SEATTLE – Lease Crutcher Lewis (Lewis) announced today the promotion of Shannon Testa and James Furlan to vice president of operations and Jeremy Callas to director of operations for the company’s corporate market sector.

“We’re building on nearly 140 years of tradition by elevating the next generation of Lewis leaders from within,” said Chief Executive Officer Bart Ricketts. “With great construction minds like Shannon, James and Jeremy overseeing critical projects and supporting sustained growth for the Washington Division, the future is bright.”

In her new role as vice president, Testa will promote operational excellence in Washington and support the continued growth of the company’s commercial market sector as well as the company’s self-perform subsidiary, Crutcher Structures. Since joining Lewis’ Seattle office in 2007, she’s played a major role in delivering Lewis’ marquee commercial projects, including high-rise office, residential and hospitality projects that have reshaped the city’s skyline. Starting in 2014, she led construction of the Rainier Square Redevelopment, shepherding the project from its initial design to a first-of-its-kind “SpeedCore” structure in what is now among the city’s most recognizable buildings.

Furlan brings more than two decades of construction experience to his new role, including the last 10 years at Lewis. He’ll oversee strategy and growth for Lewis’ corporate, healthcare and life science market sectors in Washington. Furlan will also work to ensure strong alignment between business services groups and the company’s market sector teams. Most recently, Furlan oversaw Lewis’ corporate market sector, including award-winning office space and advanced R&D facilities for many of the Puget Sound’s most innovative companies.

As the new director of Lewis’ corporate market sector, Callas will lead targeted growth and client engagement for end-user spaces in Washington. In his nine years with Lewis, most recently as a project executive, he specialized in delivering a diverse range of projects and providing strategic guidance to technology and professional services companies seeking to establish, enhance, or rethink their workplace needs.

These organizational changes follow Coriann Presser’s promotion to president of Lewis’ Washington Division earlier this month.