CREW Network Elects 2023 Board of Directors

October 12, 2022
Written by: CREW Network
2023 CREW Network President Alyssa Dangler speaking at the 2022 CREW Network Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

Williams Mullen Partner Alyssa Dangler to lead global board

Lawrence, Kansas, USA – Six commercial real estate leaders have been elected to the 2023 CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Network Board of Directors, which will be led by Alyssa Dangler, Partner with Williams Mullen, a full-service law firm with offices across Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Washington D.C. The new leaders were introduced Sept. 23 at the 2022 CREW Network Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

Dangler’s practice focuses on commercial and multifamily real estate and finance. She provides strategic, skilled counsel in the development and financing of affordable housing, including low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC). She has been a member of CREW Coastal Virginia for more than a decade, serving as president in 2018, and was later elected to a CREW Network global board term in 2020-21.

“I am honored to lead the premier business organization in commercial real estate and to strengthen and elevate our network in 2023,” Dangler said. “With a focus on connecting our members for networking and business deals, as well as our membership growth and global expansion, we have the leaders and expertise to advance our members and transform the industry.”

The six leaders elected to serve on 2023 CREW Network board of directors are:

Karen Whitt

Karen Whitt
President, Real Estate Management Services U.S., Colliers

Whitt has more than 20 years of experience leading CRE firms and currently has more than 600 million square feet under management. She served on the CREW Network board for the 2019-20 term and has been recognized for her industry leadership by numerous organizations. Her more recent honors include CREW Network’s Distinguished Leader and Catalyst awards.

Elena Cutshall

Elena M. Cutshall
Studio Director | Workplace, Gensler
CREW Austin

Cutshall is a client advocate and relationship steward, project leader, and strategist. Her project experience includes workplace design for corporate headquarters, law firms, and technology companies, as well as multifamily work. Cutshall was CREW Austin President in 2021 and has served on the CREW Network Member Education and Industry Research committees.

Cindy McMillan

Cindy MacMillan
Vice President, Investment, Grosvenor
CREW Vancouver

MacMillan has nearly two decades of CRE experience with a background in finance, leasing, and asset management. She is the Investment team lead for Grosvenor’s 7.9-acre, transit-oriented development sites delivering 3 million sq. ft. of mixed-use rental and commercial property in Burnaby and Vancouver, British Columbia. MacMillan has been a member of CREW Vancouver for more than 10 years, serving on the board from 2017-21, as President in 2019, and a CREW Network Foundation Chapter Champion in 2021.

Barbara Oddo

Barbara Oddo
Director and Regional General Manager, Tishman Speyer
CREW Boston

Oddo is a CRE veteran and industry leader with more than 35 years of proven experience in asset operations. She is currently responsible for oversight of Tishman Speyer’s Boston portfolio. Oddo has been an active member of CREW Boston for more than 15 years, and has served on numerous committees including as chapter president for the 2018-19 term. Recent honors include the CREW Boston Networking Award, Globe Street Woman of Influence, Boston Bisnow Power Woman and NE Banking Magazine Woman of FIRE.

Leslie Teskey

Leslie Teskey
Managing Principal, Cresa

Specializing in tenant advisory services, Teskey guides the Cresa Indianapolis office in its strategic direction, employee and client satisfactions and supervising its operations. She has been a member of IndyCREW since joining the industry in 2008, serving on the board of directors from 2014-17 and as President in 2016. She also served as a CREW Network Foundation Champion Director from 2018-19.

Jan Sparks

Jan Sparks
Alternate Director
Executive Managing Director, Transwestern
CREW Houston

Sparks is a founding member of Transwestern’s Structured Finance platform and serves as executive managing director in structured finance and real estate capital markets activities. Sparks’ leadership involvement in CREW Houston includes serving as 2018 President, Treasurer from 2015–16, and a member of the board of directors from 2015-19.

Members and officers continuing their service on the CREW Network Board of Directors in 2023 are:

Barbi Reuter - Immediate Past President
CEO and Principal, Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR
CREW Tucson

LaShawn Bates
SVP of Market Operations - Florida, JLL
CREW Tampa Bay

Lynn Goessling
Partner, Armstrong Teasdale
CREW-St. Louis

Pauline Hale
Director, Altus Group
CREW Orange County

Wendy Mann
CEO, CREW Network
President, CREW Network Foundation

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