Member Education Committee

CREW Network and CREW UK event

Committee Charge

The Member Education Committee is responsible for identifying topics and speakers to create high quality breakout sessions for the annual convention. The term of service will be one year, from Sept. 1 through the convention the following year (likely September or October).

Committee members should have the following qualities:

  • Expertise and knowledge in a specific area or asset class of commercial real estate (e.g. office, industrial, mixed-use, hospitality, retail, lending, private equity, capital markets, leasing, etc.)
  • 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 annually
  • Willingness to attend annual convention and participate as a “listener” to observe sessions and excursions
  • Willingness and ability to attend the convention being planned

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.

Term of service

The term of service will be one year, from September through the convention the following year (likely September or October).

Application period

The recruitment process takes place from mid-June to mid-July. Members of this committee are appointed by the CREW Network board of directors in the summer, for work on the following year's convention.



Committee Chairs

Cindy Schooler, CCIM (CREW Naples/Fort Myers)
Managing Director, Trinity Commercial Group

CREW Network Board Liaisons

Committee Members

Ms. Susan Lynn Bands (CREW New York)
Manager, Manhattan Office, Marcus & Millichap
Natalie Beane, MBA (IndyCREW)
VP - Sr. Business Development Officer - SBA, First Chatham Bank
Cindy Buchanan (CREW Northern Nevada)
Vice President, Senior Commercial Loan Officer, First Independent Bank, A Division of Western Alliance Bank
Associate, STG Design
Partner, Howard Kennedy LLP
Kathleen Duncan (CREW Chicago)
Attorney, Akerman LLP
Vice President - Interiors, Holder Construction Company
Ms. Jenna Kirkpatrick Howard (CREW Washington DC)
SVP, Risk Management Consultant, Lockton Companies, LLC
Director of Project Engineering-North America, Kerry Foods, Inc.
Founder, Futura Funds
Monica Luera (CREW Fort Worth, Inc.)
Senior Development Manager, Trademark Property Company
Allison F. Rabin, JD (CREW Chicago)
Chief Operating Officer, Near North Title Group
Sandra Dee Taylor, CPM (CREW Dallas)
Principal, SL Taylor Investments, LLC
Ms. Rhonda Thomas, CPM, CRRP (CREW Nashville)
Director of Leasing & Property Management, Parkes Development Group
Rebecca E. Udell (CREW Greater Philadelphia)
Executive Director of Marketing Strategy, KSS Architects
Nancy Swan Wesley, RPA (CREW Atlanta)
Senior General Manager, Property Management, JLL

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

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