CREW Chicago is managed by a Board of Directors who work 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 women and men working in the commercial real estate field.
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 the direction of CREW Chicago
2022 Board of Directors
2022 Foundation Champion
2022 CREW Chicago Board of Directors
Managing Director & Head of Asset Management, EQT Exeter, US Multifamily
Senior Vice President - Real Estate, Development & Hospitality, Assurance MMA
Partner, Goodsmith Gregg & Unruh LLP
Chief of Staff, Cook County Board of Review
Principal, Syndicated Equities
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
Nomination Committee and Process
Each summer the President petitions nominations for the coming year’s available Board positions and establishes a Nominating Committee.
Nominations to the Board of Directors begin with a confidential application, in which members will state their intentions and select their desired leadership positions. A summary of CREW Chicago Board Positions can be found here. A brief interview might be conducted with those members seeking a board director position.
Following the application submission deadline, the Nominating Committee assembles virtually for a two-hour session for application review and discussion.
Appointments are made that day and announced following a membership-wide survey and approval of the selected slate, conducted via email.
The typical timeline:
- June/July – Nominations accepted.
- July – Applications are completed by nominated candidates.
- August – Nominating Committee convenes and determines the recommended slate.
- September – Board slate submitted to membership for approval.
- Self-nominations are strongly encouraged. Candidates for any Board position must be a Full or Civic member.
One way to prepare for a board position is to join and Chair or Co-chair one of CREW Chicago’s various committees. Read more about committee responsibilities here.
CREW CHICAGO PAST PRESIDENTS
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