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

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

Interested in joining? Contact a CREW Orlando Committee Director today.

Communications and Technology Committee


Chiara Clatterbuck
CPC Business Development


Karen Kurta
Cushman & Wakefield

Description: This committee is responsible for website and social media management; program announcements, including CREW Orlando upcoming event announcements; marketing and public relations.

Meeting Dates, Time and Location: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 12:00pm to 1:00pm at Cushman & Wakefield – 20 N Orange Avenue, Suite 300 (Large Conference Room)

Finance Committee


Laura Walda
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.


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.

Meeting Dates, Time and Location: TBD

Future Leaders Committee


Sarah Riffe
Aerostar SES


Hanna Edeback
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.


Brooke Strasser
Hutton Enterprises, Inc

Description: This committee will plan and coordinate events and programs for Future Leaders defined as active CREW members who are 35 years old or younger at any time during the particular calendar year. This committee will administer the Mentor Lunch Program. This committee will interface with other committees to the extent appropriate in connection with the mission statement for Future Leaders.

Meeting Dates, Time and Location: 2nd Thursday of each month, 12:00pm at the Lowndes firm - 215 N Eola Dr, Orlando, FL

Member Services Committee


Emily Smith
Fidelity National Title Group


Bonnie A Nienhuis
Patterson Pope


Courtney DeVane


Mary-Beth Valley
Burr & Forman LLP

Description: This committee will plan and coordinate Member Only events (4-6 per year) and Marketplace Lunches (every 4th Thursday). At the beginning of the year the committee will solicit the membership to identify companies that are interested in hosting and/or sponsoring Member Only events. Monthly Marketplace Lunches allow CREW members an opportunity to market their business and workplace to other CREW members. The program will also allow CREW members to become more deeply educated on the role CREW members play in the business life cycle.

Member Services: Committee Recruitment

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.

Meeting Dates, Time and Location: 4th Thursday of each month, 5:00pm to 6:30pm at Fidelity National Title Group – 2400 Maitland Center Pkwy, Suite 200, Maitland, FL

Membership Committee


Cindy Campbell
Akerman LLP


Trisha Delatte
Axiom Bank


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, 5:30pm to 6:30pm at Akerman – 420 S Orange Ave, Suite 1200, Orlando, FL (CNL II Building)

Past President’s Council/ Scholarship Selection Committee


Heather M. Himes, Esq.
Universal Parks & Resorts

Description: Past President’s Council (PPC) 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.

Programs Committee


Missy Palasol


Libby Wingard
Spectra Contract Flooring


Brittany Gruber
Beaux-Arts Group


Amy McCook
Equinox Development Properties, Inc.

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: 4th Wednesday of each Month from 12:00pm to 1:00pm (lunch provided) at Baker Barrios Architects – 189 S Orange Ave, Suite 1700, Orlando, FL

Special Events Committee


Dorrie Knizatko


Heather Garbarini
Architectural Design Collaborative


Gina LeMaster Brown
Avista Retail & Development, LLC

Description: Committee members will coordinate the annual golf tournament and Celebration of Champions event.

Meeting Dates, Time and Location: 1st Tuesday of most months, 12:00pm to 1:00pm at Brasfield & Gorrie – 941 W. Morse Blvd, Winter Park 32789

Sponsorship Committee


Shanna Cole
Fidelity National Title Group


Courtney Keller
Greenberg Traurig


Heidi Mitchell
Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman, PA


Gina Brown
Avista Retail & Development, LLC

Description: Objective is to secure annual sponsorships for CREW Orlando as well as work with 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: 2nd Wednesday of each month, 12:00pm to 1:00pm at Greenberg Traurig – 450 S Orange Ave, Suite 650, Orlando, FL

UCREW Committee


Debra Mairs
Fairwinds Credit Union


Angela Garzia
Professional Service Industries, Inc. (PSI)


Hattie McGriff
Orlando Health

Description: Committee members will organize and coordinate a career day for college women to introduce and educate them about careers in the multi-faceted real estate industry. This ½ day event has in the past included a high profile keynote speaker and a round table discussion with CREW members about their discipline’s role in the project development process. The event is capped off with a hard-hat tour of a high profile commercial project under development or construction. Last year the students toured the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center under construction. The young women are also offered internships and job shadowing opportunities with member companies.

Meeting Dates, Time and Location: 2nd Friday of each month at 8:30am at Fairwinds - 135 W Central Blvd, 2nd Floor, Orlando, FL