Finance Committee

CREW Network Finance Committee

Committee Charge

The Finance Committee will ensure that CREW Network finances are reported accurately and monitored appropriately. The committee is responsible for monitoring the fiscal benchmarks and reviewing the first draft of monthly finances prior to the distribution to the CREW Network board. This committee reviews all budget drafts and reports outcome measures as part of their presentation to the CREW Network board. The Investment Sub-Committee consists of three individuals that will serve a term of three years, with one individually rolling off annually.

  • Monthly financial review conference call.
  • Semi-monthly conference call during budget process (June-July).
  • 2024 budget preparation and review beginning in April, with draft presented to the CREW Network board by the end of May, and final draft submitted for board approval by the end of July.
  • Review investment performance semi-annually with investment advisory firm to ensure compliance with the investment policy statement.
  • Review financial investment policy and reserves policy every three years (next scheduled for 2025).

Term of service

The term of service will be one year, from January through December. The Investment Subcommittee consists of three members who will serve a three-year term, with one individual rolling off annually.

Application period

Applications for the Finance Committee are held annually from mid-August through September.



Committee Chair

Cindy Buchanan (CREW Northern Nevada)
Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Sarah E. Mancuso (CREW Silicon Valley)

CREW Network Board Liaisons

LaShawn Bates (CREW Tampa Bay)
Market Director, JLL

Committee Members

Brenda B. Ezell, J.D., B.C.S. (CREW Jacksonville)
President, Ezell Law Firm, PA
Lauren M. Johnson, Esq. (CREW Columbus)
Property Tax Attorney, Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP
Fabienne Nelson (CREW Fort Lauderdale/Boca Raton)
Vice President of Asset Management, The Cornfeld Group
Lisa Prather, CTP (Triangle CREW)
Client Executive, Sentinel Risk Advisors
Tara Smiley, CCIM (CREW Kansas City)
Managing Partner, Drake Development, LLC

CREW Network Staff Liaisons

Liz Erath, CPA (Member at Large)
Controller, CREW Network
Justin Hawkins, CPA (Member at Large)
Wendy Mann, CAE (Member at Large)
CEO & CREW Network Foundation President, CREW Network
Finance Committee Community

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