Board of Directors

CREW Chicago is managed by a ten-member Board of Directors that works together to set and accomplish the Chapter’s strategic goals—helping to advance the success of women in commercial real estate. Serving on the CREW Chicago Board of Directors is a unique opportunity for leadership and networking among other ambitious men and women working in the commercial real estate field.  CREW Chicago Board members, directors, and committee chairs serve individual terms of one to two years.

2022 Board of Directors

2022 Delegates

2022 Foundation Champion


2022 CREW Chicago Board of Directors


Managing Director & Head of Asset Management, Redwood Capital Group, LLC


Senior Vice President - Real Estate, Development & Hospitality, Assurance MMA

Past President

Partner, Goodsmith Gregg & Unruh LLP


Chief of Staff, Cook County Board of Review
Principal, Syndicated Equities


Senior Tax Manager, Baker Tilly US, LLP


Principal, Syndicated Equities


Partner, Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture
Principal, Fitzgerald Architecture Planning Design
Vice President Program Management, JLL
Principal, Darrow Peck Investments
Environmental Consultant , Carnow Conibear Associates, Ltd
National Underwriter, First American Title

Reasons to Serve

  • Increased visibility within the CRE industry

  • Leadership skills and experience that benefit you and your company
  • Impact on the future of women in CRE
  • Expanded professional connections
  • Opportunity to influence direction and benefits of CREW Chicago membership

Time Commitment

  • CREW Chicago board members participate in monthly board meetings (currently scheduled on the third Monday of each month) and occasional conference calls as needed
  • Each board member acts as a liaison to one of CREW Chicago’s standing committees and, in that capacity, participates in that committee’s meetings
  • Board members are expected to be active members of CREW Chicago and attend as many chapter events as possible


  • Prospective board members must be either Full or Civic Members of CREW Chicago
  • Each year, a slate of prospective board members is chosen by a nominating committee from nominations made by Full Members of CREW Chicago and is then presented to the full membership for a vote


  • Prospective board members should be active and enthusiastic participants in CREW Chicago
  • Prospective board members should have chaired or served on one or more of CREW Chicago’s standing committees
  • Prospective board members should have attended at least one CREW Network Convention & Marketplace


1988 Josephine May
1989 Elayne Adams
1990 Marilyn Lissner
1991 Marilyn Lissner
1992 Alison Dodds
1993 Claire Pensyl
1994 Ann Morrow
1995 Lynn Reich
1996 Jean Meilinger
1997 Ann Zimmerman
1998 Nancy Roach
1999 Joanne Klonoski
2000 Kelley Smith
2001 Marcy Sullivan
2002 Gina Berndt
2003 Ronny Ziebart
2004 Collete English Dixon
2005 Collete English Dixon

2006 Sharon Krohn
2007 Sharon Krohn
2008 Cindy Wozny-Carl
2009 Cindy Wozny-Carl
2010 Jan Fiola
2011 Jan Fiola
2012 Janet Johnson
2013 Janet Johnson
2014 Lisa Metzler
2015 Lisa Metzler
2016 Mary Fuller
2017 Mary Fuller
2018 Amy Blumenthal
2019 Amy Blumenthal
2020 Sue Matejcak
2021 Rogene Tubman