Work History

Work History
2011 - Present

International Communications Manager


Leading marketing, branding, budgeting, planning and execution of international CSR communications initiatives with an emphasis on parallel business development pursuits, particularly within the Middle East and European regions. Collaborate with senior governmental and commercial stakeholders and Raytheon’s executive international leadership.

  • Leadership: Senior member of Corporate International Communications team, with an emphasis on marketing strategy, advertising campaigns, messaging and global events. Twice recruited and current Diversity & Inclusion Council member.
  • Strategy: Initiate key internal and external marketing communications for priority business lines, ensuring maximum impact for products, services, and company outreach while ensuring Import/Export compliance. Effectively utilize paid and unpaid social media, print advertising, promotional videos, executive thought leadership and tradeshow demos.
  • Cost Control: Implement measures to solidify marketing ROI, fiscal excellence and sensible technological investment.
  • Accomplishments: Spearheaded successful and highly publicized launches of the MathAlive! exhibit in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait, which reached nearly 200,000 visitors in less than one year; created highly successful Aviation Warrior demo and led its IT development team, which subsequently earned priority news spots on CNN, BBC, Popular Science, and AOL Defense, thus earning over 30 Millions media hits; received 5 written executive commendations in 2014 alone.

“Everything was perfect – and Jim Lewchuk was the principle reason. He created a one team approach despite dealing with a group of strong personalities, he extinguished the myriad of fires and delays without fanfare and always with professionalism and good humor.”

– Bill Schmieder, Raytheon International President - Europe

2010 - 2011

Field Engineer Hub Manager


Supervised multiple, on-site operational installation activities of TSA security checkpoint equipment. Provided technical assistance, guidance, and corporate representation to TSA, and mission support to Raytheon deployment teams. Strategized, forecasted, and supervised project schedules and resource requirements. Authored and edited Site Implementation Plans (SIP) and subcontractor Statements of Work (SOW).

  • Leadership: Developed all project management, systems integration, and equipment deployment execution strategies for major airports including Miami International and West Palm Beach.
  • Project Management: Served as project manager in the planning, oversight, reporting, and team leadership within a $88 Million task order awarded under the Transportation Security Administration's SEIS contract.
  • Accomplishments: Recipient of written commendation from senior TSA leadership for project supervision in two airports, citing professionalism and proficiency; identified $1M in cost savings within initial year of employment.

“Not only did the installation go well, but with zero impact to TSA mission as well as the airport and their stakeholders.”

– Tru Nguyen, Department of Homeland Security / TSA Airport Supervisor – PBI/MLB

2004 - 2009

Director of Marketing

Barclays Bank

Led high-volume account acquisitions and supervised national field sales representative teams. Recruited and trained sales teams, managed vendor relationships, and created RFPs with definable service level agreements (SLAs). Created internal and external marketing campaigns, and developed winning national sales compensation models.

  • Leadership: Served as primary strategist and executive leader for channel, establishing events calendar, policy and account/budgetary forecasts, as well as overarching sales methodology. Responsible for $15 Million P&L based budget.
  • Strategic Marketing: Produced strategic marketing plans that constituted 80% of all Barclays AirTran cobrand accounts, as well as 60% for US Airways, driving monthly P&L performance from major loss to major profit status in first year.
  • Revenue Development: Produced new, company-wide revenue stream, adding $1Million annually to the bottom line.
  • Accomplishments: Created compensation for 150+ sales representatives and cohesive management infrastructure that yielded results surpassing those of competitors’ in similar venues by 500%+ and consistently exceeded annual forecasts. Developed significantly more effective product, training, and marketing solutions that resulted in shrinking client complaints-to-volume ratio from 15% to .1%, thereby reducing annual operating expenses, and rescuing partner relations.

“Jim worked in partnership with AirTran Airways for over 5 years, and helped us grow the business from day one. He not only refined the product and its rewards structure within the channels vital to AirTran, but also was able to safeguard our brand in the face of the customer while still garnering valuable accounts en masse.”

- Tad Hutcheson, Vice President, Community and Public Affairs - Delta Air Lines

2002 - 2004

Vice President - Global Marketing

Trendine Marketing

Vice President of Global Marketing

Led business development acquisition execution and account management of all new client business for $20 Million financial marketing services firm. Advised CEO on all aspects of credit card account acquisitions, bank sponsorships, field sales, card portfolio P&Ls, and account lifecycle metrics. Identified product target markets by analyzing market research data, demographics, and product information.

  • Leadership: Spearheaded C-Level business development efforts that grew customer base by 10 domestic and international major bank clients within first 2 years of employment.
  • Marketing: Redesigned company website for maximum visual appeal and ease of use; supervised creation of company’s corporate media kit.
  • Account Acquisition: Signed and cultivated series of high-profile accounts including Citigroup US, Citigroup Canada, Canadian Tire Financial Services, MBNA America, MBNA Canada, Target Financial, Direct Merchants, Juniper Bank, GE Capital, and Alberta Trust.
  • Accomplishments: Established company’s first international subsidiary in Canada, earning resounding endorsements from both MasterCard Canada and Visa Canada.

 I watched as Jim brought Trendline to new heights by acquiring new bank contracts at an unprecedented rate. He also expanded their reach internationally by establishing a new Canadian subsidiary with immediate subsequent success. As a result, the company experienced new growth and opportunity as never before, which also positively impacted my business. Jim is a tenacious, innovative leader and has keen strategic mind for marketing & operations bar none.”                                                          

  - Larry Tersigni, CEO - Green Pond Group



Bachelors of Arts and Sciences (BAS)

University of Delaware

International Relations 

Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

University of Dallas

International Management