Committees

Boost your leadership skills and expand your network as a part of a CREW Atlanta Committee, all while making a difference in our mission to advance the success of women in commercial real estate. Committee members learn about the operations of CREW Atlanta, connect with other dedicated members, and gain the valuable experience needed for future leadership positions within CREW Atlanta.

All current CREW Atlanta members are welcome to explore the opportunity of committee service.

Interested in joining? Contact a CREW Atlanta Committee Chair today!

ACE Committee (Advanced CREW Experience)


CREW is committed to fostering ownership and wealth-building opportunities for its members. The ACE committee’s mission is to promote member-to-member relationships and networking opportunities with value added, unique event experiences. ACE members plan and coordinate members only events each year that tie into the commercial real estate arena.

Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Please contact the Co-Chairs for additional information.

Co-Chairs

Melinda Parrish Brumfield.
mparrish@republiccommercialtitle.com
Republic Commercial Title Company, LLC
(404) 630-1487
 

Ashley Baker
Ashley.Baker@Haworth.com
Haworth, Inc.
(859) 753-4119

Communications Committee


The Communications Committee functions as a marketing and communications powerhouse behind CREW Atlanta and is focused on enhancing the image and credibility of the organization. As one of the largest  committees, the Communications Committee positions CREW Atlanta and its members in a positive and professional manner through a network of communication tools including; social media, public relations, website, and the solicitation and creation of articles for the CREW Atlanta Blog. The annual CREW In Review publication is created by the committee.

Four subcommittees comprise the Communications Committee:

  • Public Relations
  • Social Media
  • Website
  • Blog

Meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month.

Co-Chairs

Courtney E. Santry
csantry@leapleyconstruction.com
Leapley Construction Group
(678) 426-3321
 

Kelly M. Darby
kdarby@warnersummers.com
Warner Summers
(404) 351-6075 (105)

CREW Network Liaison Committee


The Network Committee increases members' awareness of the benefits, goals, and activities of CREW Network (Network of Commercial Real Estate Women), the global umbrella organization. The Committee is chaired by one of the two Delegates to CREW Network. CREW Atlanta maintains high visibility in CREW Network by participation at annual conventions and regional conferences, submitting articles to CREW Atlanta’s Blog and CREW Network newsletters, as well as promoting its delegates as potential CREW Network Directors. Each year the Committee reviews opportunities to present a program at the annual convention and solicits nominees for CREW Network's awards. Committee members may be asked to serve (if necessary) on a CREW Network committee or special task force. It is highly recommended that committee members attend CREW Network Leadership Summits and the annual convention. Other programs rolled out by this committee include e-Mentoring and UCREW which is a university outreach to real estate students.

Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of every other month.

Co-Chairs

Ellen Wansley Smith
esmith@hnzw.com
Holt Ney Zatcoff & Wasserman, LLP
(770) 661-1216
 

Heather Lamb
heather.lamb@cbre.com
CBRE, Inc.
(404) 812-5070

Leadership Committee


The Leadership Committee is responsible for organizing and orchestrating Leadership CREW class comprised of approximately 25-30 CREW members on a bi-yearly basis. Every even year, the mission of Leadership CREW is to provide an opportunity for the members of CREW to examine issues affecting their roles and advancement in organizations and to shape strategies for their development as individuals, professionals, and leaders. The program runs for one year and entails class members participating in monthly half-day or whole day leadership classes featuring dynamic speakers who focus on all areas of professional and personal growth topics. The Leadership Committee holds a planning year on the odd years to establish the new Leadership CREW class and the next Leadership CREW class will begin January of 2018. The Leadership Committee is also charged with the task of planning and conducting Alumnae Events for graduates of Leadership CREW. These formal and informal alumnae gatherings throughout the year foster additional networking and leadership. You must be a CREW Leadership alumni to participate on this committee.

Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Co-Chairs

Kathryn Greer Gallagher
ggallagher@holder.com
Holder Construction Company
(770) 988-3284
 

Denise Seal Meng
denise@signaramaduluth.com
Sign*A*Rama
(678) 357-7054

Strategic Membership Committee


The Strategic Membership Committee's primary focus is the recruitment of new members as well as the retention of CREW's existing members. The Committee members seek to build a membership that is diverse in experience and profession with individuals who will actively participate in the organization. These efforts to create value for our members are supported by several initiatives, including: quarterly prospective member mixers which brief prospective members on the benefits of CREW and allow them the chance to get to know some of the Board and Committee members; membership renewals; and the planning and execution of two Committee Expos each year to help engage our members. The Strategic Membership Committee provides many opportunities to volunteer and/or sponsor as a means to promote your own business, and is an excellent way to be actively involved in CREW.

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, usually a lunch or occasionally a happy-hour meeting.

Co-Chairs

Heather D. Brown
heather@hdbrownlaw.com
Brown Law, LLC
(404) 994-4300
 

Trena E. Morton
tmorton@dilweg.com
​The Dilweg Companies, LLC
(404) 575-1384

Member Services Committee


The Member Services Committee’s focus is to help new members become oriented with all of the member benefits of CREW. They host quarterly new member mixers to educate the new members on the different committees and members only events in CREW; they partner new members with a CREW Mate to meet them at events or for coffee; members will assist with introductions, completion of CREWbiz profiles and provide a friendly face at events. Member Services provides volunteers at each of our events to assist with registration and name tags as well as staffing our CREW Cares subcommittee and Birthday and Anniversary notes to members. If you love meeting new people and providing mentorship to a new member, this would be a great meeting to join!

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Co-Chairs

Stacey Benner
sbenner@nelsononline.com
NELSON
(404) 881-1811
 

Katherine Brooks
katherine.brooks@hines.com
Hines
(678) 564-5305

Programs Committee


The Programs Committee works to develop and deliver monthly programs on educational, timely and informative topics. Current topics, dynamic speakers and the chance to feature women in real estate result in programs that stimulate, inform, and inspire both members and guests.
Each year, the programs committee brainstorms topics, speakers and locations for meetings. Specific tasks include developing the program idea, securing and briefing speakers; determining the location and providing information for communication and marketing materials.
Committee members form subcommittees for each individual luncheon program. Subcommittees are responsible for obtaining speakers, gathering speaker(s) contact information and bio, coordinating all logistics and AV requirements, and writing the program summary.

Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month at 11:30 am-1:00 pm.

Co-Chairs

Diane L. Lidz, JD
diane.lidz@hartmansimons.com
Hartman Simons & Wood LLP
(770) 226-1347
 

Heidi Swygert, LEED Green Associate
heidi.swygert@kdc.com
KDC Real Estate Development & Investments
(770) 810-2333
 

Corporate Sponsorship


The sponsorship goal in 2017 was to raise $125,000 through a combined effort of:
1) Company Giving and 2) Leadership, & Behind the Scenes Sponsorships. We have several of these Sponsorships available for 2017 and we can customize a sponsorship package to best suit your company needs! For more information, please click on the Corporate Sponsorship form below, contact either of the Committee Chairs, or call the CREW Atlanta office at 404-471-1110.

Co-Chairs

Heather Lamb
heather.lamb@cbre.com
CBRE, Inc.
(404) 812-5070
 

Yolanda King
yking@seligenterprises.com
Selig Enterprises Inc.
(404) 898-9030

Awards Committee


The Awards Committee’s mission is to recognize the accomplishments and achievements of the Atlanta chapter members related to elevation and promotion of women within the commercial real estate industry and community at large.

These objectives are accomplished through publishing monthly member accolades, creating annual chapter awards, developing an annual awards recognition event and the solicitation and management of nominations for local and national CREW and community awards.

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month.

Co-Chairs

Althea Broughton
althea.broughton@agg.com
Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
(404) 873-8708
 

Social Committee


The social committee coordinates events for CREW Atlanta that are fun and bring lots of CREW Members and non-CREW Members together for networking. The social events range from black-tie events to business casual events that are held throughout the year. Additionally, the social events are intended to create awareness of CREW and to give back to charitable organizations chosen by CREW. These social events include the Annual Golf Tournament, 2017 Gala event, Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, Dine-Arounds, and Habitat for Humanity. So if you would like to work with a group to plan events and to participate in the events, this is the committee for you!

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month at 10:00 am. Please contact the co-chairs for additional information.

Co-Chairs

Dana McClure, LEED AP
dmcclure@warnersummers.com
Warner Summers
(404) 351-6075 (138)
 

Vanessa  Manners
Vanessa.manners@kimley-horn.com
​Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
(404) 900-7013

Education Committee


The Education Committee provides opportunities for members to learn fundamental career skills as well as knowledge specific to the commercial real estate industry via educational programs.

Chair

Christine Gorham, CCIM
cgorham@caddis.com
Caddis Partners
(404) 966-0757