Committees

Boost your leadership skills and expand your network as a part of a CREW Austin 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 Austin, connect with other dedicated members, and gain the valuable experience needed for future leadership positions within CREW Austin.

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

Interested in joining? Contact one of our Committee Chairs today!

 

Committee Calendar

 

Communications Committee

  • Responsible for Chapter communication via media resources, newsletter content, newsworthy articles and member promotion
  • Coordinates the content for monthly newsletter, social media and other media alerts regarding Chapter events and member information
  • Works to keep the CREW Network and CREW Austin brand relevant, topical and newsworthy
  • Supports CREW Austin chapter and its committees with the marketing and promotion of programs and special events
  • Maintains working relationships with commercial real estate media such as Austin Business Journal, Austin American-Statesman, REDNews Magazine, etc.
  • Assist with selecting the Member of the Year & New Member of the Year Awards

Chair

Mary Wingfield
mwingfield@legalstrategy.com
Hajjar Peters LLP
(512) 637-4956

Co-Chair

Keith Ziegelman
keith@lovejoyconstruction.com
Lovejoy Construction
(512) 553-2006


Community Outreach Committee

  • Increase community awareness and visibility of CREW Austin and CREW Network.
  • Provide CREW Austin Members the opportunity to participate in meaningful community activities and events
  • Coordinate with the Public Relations Committee and social media resources to ensure communication with members and promotion of events.
  • Obtain and distribute items with CREW logo to be worn by CREW Members.
  • Help with other CREW activities such as CREW Careers, UCREW and CREW Network Foundation as needed.

Chair

Margo Pflum
mpflum@endeavor-re.com
Endeavor Real Estate Group
(512) 583-5620

Co-Chair

Amanda Aaron
aaaron@goamplify.com
Amplify Credit Union
(512) 519-5415


CREW Careers Committee

  • Coordinates a program at the Ann Richards School for Girls allowing ninth graders to spend an afternoon learning about commercial real estate development from the ground up.
  • Solicit and help choose the commercial real estate development project that students will learn about.
  • Recruit CREW members from different areas of the real estate profession to come talk with students.
  • Members of the committee have the opportunity to work with and get to know many different members of CREW and learn about their profession.

Chair

Karen Wunsch
karen@masterplanconsultants.com
Masterplan Consultants
(512) 524-9745
 

Co-Chair

Loree Misch
loree.misch@svn.com
SNV | Tamarack
(512) 535-6500
 


Golf Adventure Committee

  • Plans and coordinates the signature CREW Golf Adventure.
  • Collaborates to create an event that allows CREW members to spend the day away from the hustle and bustle of their professional lives by creating a fun environment to network in and learn more about their CREW partners.
  • Each member is assigned a task to manage helping to create a fun flow of events.
  • Assist with onsite logistics day of event.

Chair

Dan Kelley
dkelley@kentexroofing.com
KENTEX Roofing Systems, LLC
(512) 491-9000

Co-Chair

Alane Ebner
alaneebner@yahoo.com
CTA Architects Engineers
(917) 647-9228


Membership Committee

  • Resource for ideas on recruiting new members and membership retention.
  • Review membership applications.
  • Make recommendations to board on new members.
  • Work on membership retention activities including surveys and coordination with renewal process with administrator.
  • Coordinate membership changes such as moves, name changes, address changes, etc.
  • If you can’t make our meetings you can still help us with phone calls and e-mailing.

Chair

Vanessa Rabe
vanessa.rabe@jacobs.com
Jacobs
(512) 314-3100
 

Co-Chair

Jennifer Seay
jennifer@artplusartisans.com
Art + Artisans Consulting, Inc
(512) 419-7975


Programs Committee

  • Identify speakers and innovative/leading edge topics.
  • Develop and structure interesting formats for presentations.
  • Identify professional skills development training, and recommend delivery vehicles for these programming opportunities.
  • These programs and events are the primary source of exposure and credibility for the organization and provide a substantial portion of CREW Austin’s annual revenue.
  • The goal of these programs is to increase overall attendance and meet the needs of the membership.

Chair

Cara Lyons, MBA
 

Co-Chair

Sarah Scott
sscott@randcc.com
rand* construction corporation
(512) 489-7003


Special Events Committee

  • Responsible for planning the Annual Holiday Party
  • Plan monthly dine-arounds for all CREW members to enjoy local, new cuisine in Austin
  • Committee should be comprised of highly energetic, passionate and organized individuals.
  • Assist Golf & Membership Committees as needed on events

Chair

Stephanie Bernard
sbernard@tospartners.com
Furniture Solutions Now, Ltd
(512) 386-7970

Co-Chair

Nina Murrell
nina@architecture.moda
MODA
(512) 569-9665


Sponsorship Committee

  • Committee oversees the task of raising funds to support CREW functions.
  • Committee members contact a select list of members that have already received information on sponsorships.
  • This committee gives members the opportunity to meet other members and learn more about what CREW does for the community.
  • Committee meetings start in August and end in December. One meeting per month.

Chair

Hank Crane
hank.crane@marcusmillichap.com
Marcus & Millichap
(512) 338-7800

Co-Chair

Stephanie Hayes Cook
shayes@andrewsmyers.com
Andrews Myers PC
(512) 476-1198


UCREW Committee

  • Coordinates program for women students at local universities to learn about careers in commercial real estate and network with professionals in different CRE fields.
  • Recruit CREW members from different areas of the real estate profession to engage in discussion about their fields and lead group discussions regarding different real estate projects and the professionals role in the project.
  • Maintain a database of students seeking internships in CRE and match whenever possible to CREW members seeking internships.
  • Committee members have the opportunity to mentor young women interested in commercial real estate as a career choice.
  • Committee members have the opportunity to work with and get to know different members of CREW and learn about their profession.

Chair

Danielle McKenzie
mckenzie@hpitx.com
HPI Real Estate Services & Investments
(512) 719-3050
 

Co-Chair

Julie Zitter
julie.zitter@stantec.com
Stantec
(512) 867-6024