Communications / Public Relations
Director, New Media: Laura Barbero-Buffa, BASE Consultants, P.A.
Director, External Media: Mimi Flatley, R.L. Haines Construction, LLC
Director, Internal Media: Stephanie Weidner Landis, Professional Service Industries, Inc. (PSI)
Phone: 407.304.5560 ext. 236
Description: This Committee will be responsible for four newsletters annually; website management; program announcements, including CREW Orlando upcoming event announcements; advertising and public relations.
Meeting Dates, Time and Location: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 12:00 to 1:00 PM, at the offices of Atkins, 482 South Keller Road, Orlando, FL 32810.
Community Outreach: UCREW
Director: Christyne Albury, SunTrust Bank
Description: Committee members will organize and coordinate a career day for high school age girls to educate them about careers in real estate. This ½ day or full day event has in the past included a hard-hat tour of a commercial building under construction, group project on mixed-use development, and keynote speaker from Orlando developer. CREW women working in each discipline describe their discipline's role in the project development process. The girls will also be given a list of scholarships and internships that are available.
Meeting Dates, Time and Location: Meetings are monthly in the morning from 8:30 am -9:30 am at a convenient Downtown location yet TBD.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless. –Sherry Anderson
Treasurer: Arden P. Griffith, CPA, R.C. Stevens Construction Company
Description: Committee members will work with the Treasurer to create the annual budget, review event budgets and report the financial status of the organization throughout the year.
Member Services: Member Only Events
Director: Libby Wingard, Spectra Contract Flooring
Phone: 407.475.1144 ext. 253
Co-Chair: Melissa Marcolini Quinn, NorthMarq Capital
Description: This committee will plan and coordinate Member's Only events (4-6 per year). At the beginning of the year the committee will solicit the membership to identify companies that are interested in hosting and/or sponsoring these events. The committee's members will be a diverse group serving on other CREW Committees, including but not limited to: Sponsorship, Membership, Special Events and from former Chapter leadership positions.
Meeting Dates, Time and Location: 2nd Thursday of each Month from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at Jones Lang LaSalle (in Regions Bank Building), 111 North Orange Ave, Suite 925, Orlando, FL 32801
Member Services: Celebration of Champions
Director at Large: Christine Elias, Signature Systems of Florida
Co-Chair: Heather Himes, Akerman Senterfitt
Description: Committee members will identify a date during the month of November for the annual meeting to recognize the current board, announce the new board and present annual awards. Coordinating the event includes selecting the date, determining a budget, identifying a location, coordinating with caterer, designing invitation, managing the award nomination process and procuring the awards.
Meeting Dates, Time and Location: To be advised
Member Services: Committee Recruitment
Chair: Jan Rothfeld, Creative Space + Management
Description: This committee (which is part of the member services committee) will liaise with the Membership Committee and work with the directors and committee chairs throughout the year to assist in recruiting members to join committees. Directors and committee chairs will provide Committee Recruitment Chair (“CRC”) with their list of committee members. The CRC will contact current members and new members to assist them in identifying a committee that they would like to join. The CRC will track the committees to make sure the each committee has an adequate number of members.
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. –Elizabeth Andrew
Director: Lydia Wing, Geotechnical and Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Co-Chair: Leslie Candes, Holland & Knight LLP
Co-Chair: Barbie Schalmo, C&S Companies
Description: Responsible for retaining existing members, recruiting new members, and assisting new members with introductions and integration into the organization. Maintain chapter roster. Prepare and distribute chapter membership directory. Provide assistance with member directory updates and access. Committee members also volunteer to act as Ambassadors during lunch programs and events to facilitate greetings, introductions and sharing of CREW chapter membership benefits and activities with potential, new and existing members.
Meeting Dates, Time and Location: 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM alternating between the offices of Kuykendal Gardner- 1560 Orange Ave., Ste. 750, Winter Park, or C&S Companies- 605 E. Robinson St., Ste. 210, Orlando, FL 32801.
Past President’s Council/ Scholarship Selection Committee
Chair: Jackie Bozzuto, Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
Description: Past President's Council is comprised of past president's of CREW Orlando and has the oversight of the chapter's endowment program at Valencia Foundation. The PPC primary responsibility is the oversight of the scholarship selection process and distribution of our chapter's scholarship funds for students at Valencia Community College. The PPC chair is appointed by the PPC members of the committee with the committee reporting directly to the board of directors.
Meeting Dates, Time and Location: Quarterly and as needed to review scholarship applications and make determinations on recipients.
Director: Anne Spencer, Cushman & Wakefield
Co-Chair: Christine Elias, Signature Systems of Florida
Co-Chair: Valerie Jahn Grandin, Attorneys' Title Fund Services, LLC
Phone: 407.432.9594 ext 7606
Description: This committee will plan and coordinate the monthly luncheon programs for the 12-month period from February through January. General topics are set at the beginning of the year and the committee provides input on possible speakers/panelists, moderators, and discussion points for each program. Committee members are typically responsible for developing one or two programs. Committee members will work closely with Programs Director or Chair to coordinate with speakers/panelists; work on program discussion points and visuals; and coordinate any speaker/panelist follow-up communications such as thank you letter. CREW Members with access to top tier professionals are encouraged to participate. The Programs Committee also works closely with the Sponsorship Committee to help identify and align sponsors with the appropriate monthly program.
Meeting Dates, Time and Location: 2nd Tuesday of each month at Baker & Hostetler's office, 200 South Orange Ave., Suite 2300, Orlando 32801, from 11:45 AM– 1:30 PM. Meeting RSVP required to chair in order to accommodate lunch ordered in.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is just that little extra.
Director: Hannah Wickham, Brasfield & Gorrie
Co-Chair: Mindy Boehm, Lincoln Harris CSG | SunTrust Bank Account
Description: Committee members will coordinate golf tournament by identifying date, negotiate contract with golf course, solicit sponsorships and sell foursomes. Committee also solicits for goodie bag items and door prizes. Participate in many volunteer positions the day of the golf tournament.
Meeting Dates, Time and Location: Location of meetings: Cushman Wakefield Offices. 800 N. Magnolia Ave., Ste. 450, Orlando, FL 32803. Time of meetings will be at 11:30 to 1:00 PM on the following dates, Tuesdays except as noted: Jan 10th , Feb 7th , March 6th , April 3rd , April 17th , May 1st , Weds. May 9th.
GOLF TOURNAMENT WILL BE ON FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012.
Director: Kelly Eger, Miller Legg
Chair: Brian Clark, C&S Companies
Description: Objective is to secure annual Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsorships for CREW Orlando as well as work with the other committees to secure event sponsors throughout the year. This committee will secure sponsors through CREW memberships and referrals. Committee members will work closely with the Membership Committee to identify/target sponsors. Some members of the Sponsorship Committee will work with the President-Elect to coordinate the renewal of Existing and Former Sponsors and identify new partners for the coming year. Other members will assist in managing the sponsor benefits for current sponsors.
Meeting Dates, Time and Location: 4th Wednesday of each month, from 5:30 – 6:30 PM at the offices of Miller Legg, 631 South Orlando Ave., Ste. 200, Winter Park, FL 32789.