Chief Executive Officer
EWI Chief Executive Officer Casey Ellison is a University of South Florida graduate. His skills and experience range from construction and development to architecture and the design process; cash flow management to contract execution; day-to-day management to full business operations.
“Having a broad industry background certainly benefits EWI customers,” says Casey, also an EWI co-founder.
“There’s a bit of Renaissance in everyone at EWI,” Casey adds. “We share an unquenchable curiosity and inventive imagination.”
Chairman of the Board
With 40 years’ experience, construction icon and EWI Chairman Sam Ellison is compared to the all-knowing IBM supercomputer, Watson. But there’s nothing artificial about Sam’s intelligence. He’s seen it all.
“The years have only fueled my passion for the construction industry,” says Sam, “whether it’s pre-construction, project management … or the entire construction process.”
A former chairman of the Tampa Chamber of Commerce, where he led various international business missions, Sam also provides leadership, counsel and advice to the EWI executive committee.
“It’s true – you can’t create experience,” Sam adds, “you have to undergo it. Unless you’re Watson.”
Chief Strategic Officer
When not quoting Seth Godin, Andrew Carnegie or Monocle, EWI Chief Strategic Officer Anthony Italiano directs strategy development, corporate financial affairs, marketing and branding initiatives.
“Creative minds have a restless energy,” says Anthony. “We’re a restless company - it feeds our need to be a construction innovator.”
Anthony has developed in several commercial and residential sectors, including healthcare, hospitality, foodservice and education markets. Before co-founding EWI, he worked with Italiano Development Company.
“I’m an unapologetic fan of classic comic books and superhero movies,” Italiano added. “There, all things are possible.”