Member Education

CREW Network and CREW UK event

Committee Charge

The CREW Network Member Education Committee is responsible for leading the selection of high-quality programs for the CREW Network Convention and Marketplace. Its work will require high-level, pro-active searches for innovative industry programs and exceptional professional development training opportunities for our members. Member education and professional development are two of the high-priority cornerstones of CREW Network’s strategic plan and are critical to the success of our chapters and members. 

Member of this committee are appointed by the CREW Network board of directors in the summer, for work on the following year's convention.

Volunteer opportunity

We are opening recruitment for volunteers interested in serving on the 2020 CREW Network Member Education Committee. The committee develops session content, identifies potential speakers and assists with preparing for breakout sessions. Volunteers should have:

  • Expertise and knowledge in a specific area or asset class of CRE (e.g. office, industrial, mixed-use, hospitality, retail, technology, CRE industry-wide trends);
  • A network of executive thought-leaders in the industry that can be tapped for speaking roles;
  • Global perspective and ability to envision sessions that are innovative and forward-looking;
  • Ability to participate in one planning meeting (in person) Dec. 2-3, 2019 in Austin, Texas;
  • Willingness to attend the 2019 convention and observe sessions and excursions; and
  • Willingness and ability to attend the 2020 convention. 

Member education and professional development are cornerstones of CREW Network’s strategic plan. The Member Education Committee's work will require high-level, pro-active thought leadership to create innovative industry programs and exceptional breakout sessions for our members.

Note: The term of service for the 2020 Member Education Committee will be Sept. 1, 2019 through the completion of the convention being planned (September 2020).  If you are interested in applying for any of CREW Network’s other committees, that announcement will be made later in the summer.

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Committee Chairs

Stana Ocokoljic (CREW Houston)
Regional Vice President, Platinum Parking
Lisa Strope (CREW Boston)
Vice President, Director of Research, Healthcare and Life Sciences, JLL

CREW Network Board Liaisons

Barbara Schaefer McDuffie (CREW Washington DC)
Managing Director, Baker Tilly
President | Real Estate Management Services US, Colliers International

Committee Members

Ashley Aust (CREW Iowa)
General Counsel, Hubbell Realty Company
Cecelia Bonifay, Esq. (CREW Orlando)
Partner, Akerman LLP
Jacqueline Bozzuto (CREW Orlando)
Partner, Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
Miriam Brodie (CREW Northern Virginia)
Director of National Private Clients, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Erreka Campbell (CREW Dallas)
Associate, Polsinelli
Mary Coyle, CPM (IndyCREW)
Asset Manager, Invesque
Yvonne Heerema (CREW Austin)
President/Owner, Valor Tax Solutions, LLC
Principal, HJKessler Associates Inc.
Vice President, World Class Property Company
Jennifer Litwak, Esquire (CREW San Diego)
Executive Director, Housing on Merit
Stacy Reed, RID, IIDA (CREW Austin)
Associate, Sr. Interior Project Designer, Perkins + Will
Abby E. Schmit (CREW Atlanta)
Assistant Vice President, Fidelity National Title Group - NCS
Ms. Sara S. Shank, CFA (CREW Boston)
Managing Director, Head of Portfolio Management, Beacon Capital Partners, LLC
Stephanie Sprenkle, JD (CREW Philadelphia)
Of Counsel Attorney, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

CREW Network Staff Liaisons

Sarah Clopton (Member at Large)
Chief Learning Officer, CREW Network
Wendy Mann, CAE (Member at Large)
CEO & CREW Network Foundation President, CREW Network
Member Education Committee Community

This exclusive community for members of the Member Education Committee gives participants an opportunity to discuss business, access committee resources, and share ideas.

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