For more than 30 years, Mike Lawson has served in leadership positions throughout the United States; most recently with a multi-state corporate commercial real estate firm, Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce (CWC). In the span of 13 years as President & CEO of CWC, Lawson grew the company from 50 employees to 300, increased the number of offices from four in Utah to ten across the western U.S., and increased the amount of property the company manages by over 500 percent.
Lawson’s passion for growth began in the economic development profession, spending 25 years in economic development organizations throughout Missouri, Texas, Florida, Michigan, Utah, and Indiana. As President and CEO of the Indy Partnership in Indianapolis, IN, he led the creation of a nine-county, $16 million organization, and as the President of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCU), he expanded the organization to a statewide public/private partnership.
With a strong, shared leadership approach, Lawson pushes colleagues and associates to face challenges head-on, to find new solutions and is known for inspiring a deep confidence in his, and his team’s clients. Lawson has served on numerous local, state and regional boards in the for-profit, charitable and non-profit sectors. He currently contributes as a board member of Wasatch I.T. and Sahara Construction.