Mass. CM Firm Names its First-ever COO

Shawn Gallant

North Reading, MA – Columbia announced it has appointed Shawn Gallant to the newly established chief operating officer role. A 23-year veteran of the firm, Gallant assumes the COO role immediately.

Gallant has worked in a variety of roles at Columbia since joining the company in 2001, when he was hired as a project manager. He later served as a leader on the Science + Technology team and as vice president of the Interiors Group before assuming a company-wide senior vice president role with a focus on operations.

“Columbia is a company with a deeply supportive culture which pushes to continuously improve while providing opportunities to support personal and professional growth,” said Gallant. “I’m excited to serve as chief operating officer, and to support our continued successes as individuals, as a team, and as one of Massachusetts’ leading construction management firms.”