Sep 18, 2018
Bellevue-based Powell Construction Co. promoted Mike Brehm to president, Jeff Lawson to vice president, Vern Turrell to general superintendent, and Jessica Warner and Casey Carson to project managers. The general contractor also hired Darren Califano as project manager and Kate Brehm as project engineer. Mike Brehm has been leading Powell for over 20 years as vice president. Lawson is a 25-year construction professional with a background in all phases of construction.
Sep 11, 2018
General contractor Lease Crutcher Lewis promoted Royse Cozzens to superintendent, and hired Francesca Perry as people services coordinator, Shanti Sanders as accounts payable specialist, Doug Klassen as VDC coordinator and Venkata Gudimetla as BIM detailer. Cozzens has been in construction since 1999 and with Lewis since 2014. He is working on a project for Washington Trust Bank. Perry has two years of human resources experience, and holds a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies in human capital from Michigan State University. Sanders has a background in communications, and holds a bachelor's in public relations from Central Washington University. Klassen has a master's in architecture and has been an architect for the last 10 years. He is working on the Capitol Hill Station TOD project. Gudimetla, EIT, earned his master's in construction engineering management at the University of Texas Arlington, and his bachelor's in civil engineering at Andhra University.
In Puyallup, Absher Construction Co. added Billie Otto as chief strategy and risk officer, a newly created position. Otto was a partner in a national professional services firm advising CEOs and executives in middle market companies. She also was executive vice president at TrueBlue, a Tacoma-based industrial staffing firm.