Alesha Shemwell

Alesha Shemwell

Director of Retail, Kemper Development Company

Professional Bio

Alesha has devoted her career to serving the Shopping Center Industry. Currently, as Director of Retail, she is responsible for the Retail Management Team that oversees all retail and restaurant tenant relations at The Bellevue Collection. Prior to this position she was a Managing Vice President of Leasing for Brookfield Properties where Alesha was involved with many national brands and helped advance the re-envisioning of shopping centers. Through previous experience with Macerich, the direction of her career was established as she progressed to Assistant Vice President.

Alesha is very involved with the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and currently serves as the Western Division Innovation Chair. She also works with the planning committee for the ICSC Pacific Northwest Idea Exchange, gives support in both the local and national ICSC public policy programs, sits on the ICSC Economic Committee and has held many other board positions since joining ICSC in 1999. She recently joined the Washington Retail board in 2020. These positions have given her a broad insight to the ever-changing industry and allow her to help drive the direction of the industry.

In her personal time, Alesha volunteers with many local organizations including the Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) as a Board Member, and serves as the President of PNB STARS, a group devoted to raising money for the ballet. Continuing in her devotion to the Arts, she is an Advisory Board Member of the Performing Center for the Eastside (PACE). Alesha is also an active member of Seattle Yacht Club (SYC) and her children’s school. She has chaired multiple opening night PNB Galas and many other PNB events, successfully raising funds for the student scholarship programs for PNB, raised money on a capital campaign and community events for PACE and helped support the SYC and her children’s school through events and fundraising.
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