Board of Directors

CREW Tampa Bay is managed by a dynamic Board of Directors that work together to set and accomplish the chapter’s strategic goals—helping to advance the success of women in commercial real estate. Serving on CREW Tampa Bay's Board of Directors is a unique opportunity for leadership and networking among other ambitious commercial real estate professionals. Individual terms are typically one or two years.

2017 CREW Tampa Bay Board of Directors

President

Anne Q. Pollack
Law - Land Use, Permitting and Development
apollack@fletcherfischer.com
Fletcher & Fischer P.L.
(813) 898-2836
 

President-Elect | Delegate

Dana Grutchfield
Law
dgrutchfield@oldrepublictitle.com
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
612.371.1121
 

Past President

Jan Chaffee
Brokerage - Office
Jchaffee@jccommercialbrokers.com
JC Commercial Brokers, LLC
(813) 335-3951
 

Delegate | Secretary

Ashley McRae
Law - Transaction
ashleymcrae@bloominbrands.com
Bloomin Brands, Inc.
(813) 830-4173
 

Treasurer

LaShawn Bates
Finance
lashawn.bates@cushwake.com
Cushman & Wakefield of Florida, Inc.
(813) 204-5322
 

Director

Julin An
Healthcare
julina@studioplusarch.com
Studio+
(813) 422-2924
 

Director

Mercedes Angell
Brokerage - Leasing
mercedes.angell@cushwake.com
Cushman & Wakefield of Florida, Inc.
(813) 204-5344
 

Director

Elise Batsel
Law
elise.batsel@phelps.com
Phelps Dunbar, L.L.P
(813) 472-7564
 

Director

Robyn Coppola
Interior Design/Space Planning
rcoppola@fbitampa.com
Florida Business Interiors
(813) 625-5940
 

Director

Abbey Dohring Ahern
Brokerage - Office
abbey@dohringgroup.com
The Dohring Group
(813) 223-9111
 

Director

Tina Fischer
Law
tfischer@fletcherfischer.com
Fletcher & Fischer P.L.
(813) 898-2828
 

Director

Katie Gower
Construction
kgower@edtaylor.net
Ed Taylor Construction, Inc
(813) 431-4691
 

Director

Jessica Mizrahi
Brokerage - Industrial
Jessica.Mizrahi@cushwake.com
Cushman & Wakefield
(202) 427-2624
 

Director

Leigh M. Young
Architecture
lyoung@aicoll.com
Ai Collaborative
(813) 247-3332
 

Director - Membership

Bill Muehling
Asset Management
billmuehling@cousinsproperties.com
Cousins Properties
(813) 289-2600
 

Director - Programs

Nancy E. Herz
Brokerage - Leasing
nherz@commercialflorida.net
Commercial Florida Management Services, LLC
(813) 501-7580
 

Director - Sponsorship

Deborah Sheridan
Finance
deborah.sheridan@hancockwhitney.com
Hancock Bank
(813) 868-7844

Reasons to Serve

  • Increase your visibility within the CREW Tampa Bay chapter and the local CRE industry
  • Develop leadership skills and experience that benefit you and your company
  • Impact the future of women in commercial real estate
  • Expand professional connections with additional networking opportunities
  • Influence the direction of CREW Tampa Bay and the benefits of CREW Tampa Bay membership

Time Commitment

  • Monthly 60-90 minute Board Meetings, plus time to prepare monthly updates for the meeting
  • Board members are encouraged to attend CREW Tampa Bay chapter functions
  • As a visible demonstration of their commitment to the organization, Board members are encouraged to represent CREW Tampa Bay at local, regional and CREW Network events
  • The CREW Tampa Bay Delegate attends three CREW Network events around the country each year: 2-day long Leadership Summits twice a year (typically in early February and mid June) and a third Leadership Summit at the annual CREW Network Convention (typically a Wednesday - Friday in October)

Costs

  • Board members agree to contribute or raise a minimum of $1,000 in annual sponsorship funds for CREW Tampa Bay

Eligibility

  • General and Affiliate members are eligible to serve
  • Associate and Student members are not eligible

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership ability gained either in your career, other board service, or by working on a CREW committee
  • An understanding and demonstrated support of CREW Tampa Bay's mission, goals and objectives
  • An ability to work well with others to achieve consensus and reach common goals
  • A desire to support CREW Tampa Bay’s success along with its members and mission

Responsibilities

  • Attend at least 80% of Board meetings and member meetings throughout the year
  • Sponsor at least 2 guests at member meetings, annually
  • Actively participate on at least one committee
  • Contribute or raise a minimum $1,000 in sponsorships each year
  • Actively promote CREW Tampa Bay events
  • Stay informed about CREW Tampa Bay and CREW Network
  • Work with other Board members to achieve our organization’s goals

CREW TAMPA BAY PAST PRESIDENTS

2016 Jan Chaffee
2015 Deborah Sheridan
2014 Mercedes Angell
2013 Leigh Fletcher
2012 Julia Rettig
2011 Penny Parks
2009 & 2010 Brenda Dohring Hicks
2008 Denise Clemence
2007 Lisa Collado

2006 Elaine Kennedy Ruyle
2005 Jeanette Flores
2004 Jodi Wilkeson
2003 Linda Pearson
2002 Paula Buffa
2001 Ellen Winter
2000 Diane Ross
1999 Michelle Seifert
1997 & 1998 Nancy Phaneuf