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  • CREW EDU � Goal: Provide mentorship

    opportunities to younger members � In order to: Give younger members a

    chance to learn from our CREW industry experts while providing senior members a way to stay involved in the organization

    � Strategies include: � Utilize a new format of site tours, with

    representatives from the development, legal, brokerage, design, construction and public sector teams explaining every aspect of the project development.

    � Select three projects and tour dates, establish the teaching teams and curriculum, issue outline with essential project information to attendees prior to each session, and advertise program

    Holly Lennihan, Co-Chair Hickok Cole Architects 202-667-9776 hlennihan@hickokcole.com

    Elizabeth Karl, Co-Chair Bonaventure Realty Group 703-373-0916 elizabeth.karl@bonaventure.com

    FINANCE � Goal: To manage and protect

    CREW DC’s financial position � In order to: Report to the Treasurer and

    Board of Directors � Strategies include:

    � Prepare and monitor the annual budget � Review and report CREW DC’s

    financial position � Pay bills � Strategize on investments and other

    ad hoc issues

    Nancy Petrash, Chair Wells Fargo Real Estate Group 202-303-3013 nancy.r.petrash@wellsfargo.com

    SPONSORSHIP � Goal: Offer exposure, marketing,

    publicity and visibility opportunities within CREW DC for organizations in our local commercial real estate industry.

    � In order to: Raise money for our organization in exchange for publicity and affiliation with local CREW DC.

    � Strategies include: � Develop and implement the annual

    Sponsorship Campaign. � Encourage and solicit CREW members to

    become involved in the Sponsorship Campaign.

    � Promote sponsorship of regular programs and other CREW events.

    Debbie Crouse, Chair Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP 202-469-4906 DCrouse@sheppardmullin.com

    PROGRAMS � Goal: Provide outstanding and

    cutting edge programs of interest to the real estate community

    � In order to: Create and promote opportunities for members to learn and to network with other real estate professionals

    � Strategies include: � Keep a pulse on the real estate industry

    for desired program topics � Recruit recognized, knowledgeable and

    charismatic speakers � Ensure a satisfying experience for all


    Christa Dommers, Chair Seyfarth Shaw 202-828-3521 cdommers@seyfarth.com

    CREW FOUNDATION COMMITTEE � Goal: Encourage more women to

    choose commercial real estate as a career by selecting, planning and implementing programs at the chapter level, including fundraising activities for the CREW Foundation and CREW Network Scholarship Fund

    � In order to: Educate female students about opportunities in commercial real estate, and to introduce them to networking opportunities available through CREW as student members

    � Strategies include: � Provide on-site UCREW programs at col-

    lege and graduate school campuses to introduce students to the career opportunities in commercial real estate

    � Provide formal and informal mentoring opportunities between existing CREW DC members and students or recent graduates

    � Provide information about the CREW Foundation Scholarship Program and internship opportunities

    � Provide information about student memberships within CREW DC and other chapters in their home cities

    � Raise funds for the Scholarship Fund and selected other CREW Foundation initiatives through chapter events

    Fran Doherty, Chair Enterprise Community Partners 202-649-3909 fdoherty@enterprisecommunity.org

    Commercial Real Estate Women

    Members of CREW Network

    W A S H I N G T O N D C


    G E T I N V O L V E D !

  • MEMBER SERVICES/ NETWORKING � Goal: Provide education,

    information and services for our members to enhance the benefits of membership

    � In order to: Organize programs of interest to CREW members and the commercial real estate industry. Create opportunities to educate CREW members about CREW resources, locally and nationally

    � Strategies include: � Create networking opportunities

    fostering meaningful interaction for CREW members

    � Enhance career development opportunities for CREW members

    � Provide job search resources, including maintaining job postings within a job bank

    � Plan diverse panel discussions and roundtables, including members of CREW, as well as non-members

    � Develop networking events for members only to showcase the benefits of membership and generate opportunities for our members to interact in a more intimate setting

    � Welcome new members into CREW

    Jenna Kirkpatrick Howard, Co-Chair Lockton Companies, LLC 202-414-2607 jkhoward@lockton.com

    Anne Vinh, Co-Chair Cassidy Turley 202-463-1134 Anne.Vinh@cassidyturley.com

    Visit us at www.crewdc.org

    W A S H I N G T O N D C

    SPECIAL EVENTS � Goal: Coordinate the CNCC Golf

    program and the CREW DC Annual Awards reception

    � In order to: Provide women with the opportunity to learn and play golf in a stress- free atmosphere; Promote and recognize achievements of women in commercial real estate.

    � Strategies include: � Plan and execute a “kickoff event” for the

    golf program � Offer golf lessons for CREW members at

    locations in DC, MD and VA � Plan and hold annual golf outing � Plan and coordinate annual real estate

    awards program � Raise funds for golf outing and awards

    program through corporate sponsorships � With the assistance of the Communications

    Committee, publicize all of the events to generate interest and participation

    Melanie Stehmer-Townsend, Co-Chair Brookfield Office Properties 202-467-7765 Melanie.Stehmer-Townsend@brookfield.com

    Tracey Lawhon, Co-Chair Bognet Construction 703-302-1286 tlawhon@bognet.com

    COMMUNICATIONS � Goal: Reporters - communicators

    with our members, the real estate community, and the press

    � In order to: create avenues of communication that inform our members of what is going on with CREW; obtain publicity for CREW Washington DC (our brand) and its members to the real estate community

    � Strategies include: � Obtain publicity for all programs - lunch

    programs, networking programs, golf program and annual awards

    � Manage the CREW DC website � Publicize/report on business

    opportunities and networking stories among our members

    � Publicize our members who are in the news

    � Obtain articles written by our members � Identify issues, organizations and

    developments in DC that our members need to be aware of or participate in

    Pam Zandy, Co-Chair Monument Realty 202-777-2013 pzandy@monumentrealty.com

    Susan Goldstein, Co-Chair Donohoe Construction Company 240-625-5516 susang@donohoe.com

    MEMBERSHIP � Goal: Outreach to prospective

    members and new members to enhance the diversity of our membership

    � In order to: Attract and recruit prospective, desirable members in the real estate community, and to ensure that new members are welcomed and informed

    � Strategies include: � Create and implement a targeted plan to

    reach out to prospective new members (ensuring a cross section of the industry)

    � Promote the features and benefits of CREW to prospective new members

    � Ensure new members are continually welcomed and receive orientation

    Bonnie Flippin, Chair WorkSpaces LLC 202-232-7460 x116 flippin@workspacesllc.com

    COMMUNITY ACTION � Goal: Outreach to our affiliated

    charitable organizations that CREW supports

    � In order to: Plan, promote and execute our charitable donations and events

    � Strategies include: � Identify charities that are in need of our

    support and that serve the strategic goals of CREW

    � Coordinate volunteering activities to provide support to those organizations as well as networking opportunities for our members

    � Publicize and promote our charities and charitable events

    Melissa Cocci, Chair Tenenbaum & Saas, P.C. 301-961-5300 mcocci@tspclaw.com