Leadership and Professional Development


The mission of the CREW Leadership and Professional Development Committee is to encourage CREW Chicago Members to converse and connect with the goal of developing their capabilities as confident leaders, change agents, and fulfilled, effective professionals. We will carry out this mission in a collegial, supportive environment that encourages openness, respecting the integrity of each CREW Chicago member.

2019 Leadership & Professional Development Forum Series

Theme: The Resilient Leader


Program #1: Reflecting and Reframing - March 19, Time 4:45 pm - 7:15 pm
Program #2: Being Grounded - May 14, Time 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
CREW Chicago Book Group: "Grit" by: Angela Duckworth - September 10, Downtown 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm, Suburbs 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm.
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Program #4: Daring Greatly - November 5, Time 4:45 pm - 7:15 pm

For more information on upcoming Leadership & Professional Development Events, please click here.


Podcasts & Leadership Toolkit

Find more leadership and professional development resources in the Leadership Toolkit.  This members-only library includes materials and recaps from past events as well as recommended Ted Talks, books, and other resources.


Of Counsel, Boodell & Domanskis
Power Construction Company, LLC

Committee Members

Vice President, Business Development, BE&K Building Group
Chief of Staff for Commissioner Rogers, Cook County Board of Review
Managing Partner, Shepard, Schwartz & Harris
General Manager, MB Real Estate Services, Inc.
Managing Principal & Board Chair, Golub & Company
Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP
Principal, HJKessler Associates Inc.
Executive Coach & Facilitator, Sharon Krohn Consulting & Executive Search
Design Director, OKW Architects
Project Executive - Healthcare, The Walsh Group
Chief Accounting Officer, Oxford Capital Group
EQ Office
Cushman & Wakefield
Interior Architect, Senior Associate, Lamar Johnson Collaborative
Territory Manager, Business Development, Global Furniture Group
Vice President & Portfolio Manager - Commercial Banking, US Bank

Board Liaison

Managing Partner, Real Estate Practice Group, Gould & Ratner LLP