Committees

Programs Committee

The Programs Committee assists the Programs Director with planning CREW Tampa Bay’s calendar of monthly events, including luncheon speakers, and hosts an annual summer social. Committee members jointly identify topics for the year and engage speakers to provide cutting-edge presentations to our members and guests. Committee meetings are held throughout the year with heaviest involvement in the first and last quarters of the year.

Chair

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

Co-Chair

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

Membership Committee

This Committee provides support to the Membership Director. Committee members help recruit new members at events by sharing their success through membership. Throughout the year there are Member Recruiting Events attached to regular programmed events for current members. Committee members meet quarterly to help develop services to retain existing members.

Chair

Bill Muehling
Business Development
billmuehling@cousinsproperties.com
Cousins Properties
(813) 289-2600

Member Engagement Committee

The Member Engagement Committee promotes opportunities for CREW Tampa Bay members to connect with one another. This Committee welcomes new members to the chapter, facilitates member engagement and supports networking among CREW members. Committee members also lead table discussions at luncheon meetings to encourage networking and inclusion. Member Engagement Committee members should be motivated and outgoing volunteers who are always looking to meet members and help build lasting relationships.

Chair

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

Members Only Events Subcommittee

The Members Only Events Subcommittee coordinates functions to provide networking and socializing opportunities beyond the chapter’s monthly luncheon programs. Members Only events are held throughout the year in unique venues around the Tampa Bay area. Subcommittee meetings are held at least four times a year. Each Subcommittee member spearheads the planning of one event a year.

Sponsorship Committee

This Committee works with the Sponsorship Director to secure sponsors for CREW Tampa Bay programs and events. The financial support provided by sponsors assists the chapter in creating programs to retain and build membership. The mission of the Committee is to retain existing sponsors and develop new supporters each year.

Chair

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

Co-Chair

Brenna Hooker
Finance
BHooker@woodforest.com
Woodforest National Bank
(813) 559-3235

Economic Summit Committee

The Economic Summit Committee plans and organizes the chapter’s Economic Summit luncheon each June. The keynote speaker for the past few years has been Anirban Basu, a nationally recognized economist from Baltimore, Maryland. This event has also featured the three local mayors from Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, who have fielded questions from a moderator. The event has been well attended in past years, and sold out with over 400 attendees in 2017. The Committee meets periodically for approximately six months prior to the June event.

Chair

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

Co-Chair

Amy Lauber
Title/Escrow
amy.lauber@fnf.com
Fidelity National Title Group
(813) 769-2832

GoFish! Committee

The GoFish! Committee coordinates CREW Tampa Bay’s annual spring fishing tournament. The event, which has been taking place for more than 20 years, is a full day networking and fishing event for fisherman and non-fisherman alike with chartered fishing boats, land-lover activities, great food, drink and camaraderie, and a fun filled award ceremony. The Committee meets periodically for approximately six months prior to the May event.

Chair

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

Co-Chair

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

Executive Council Committee

The Executive Council Committee helps Executive Council members build stronger business relationships by hosting meetings and events for the Executive Council each year. The Committee also sponsors the WLP-CREW Tampa Bay Scholarship program, and facilitates mentoring and other opportunities for less experienced CREW Tampa Bay members to interact with the more seasoned commercial real estate professionals in the Executive Council.

Co-Chairs

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

Dana Grutchfield
Law
dgrutchfield@oldrepublictitle.com
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
(612) 371-1121

PR / Marketing / Communications Committee

The PR/Marketing/Communications committee promotes CREW Tampa Bay’s membership by representing the chapter and its members’ achievements to the media and the business community. If you like writing, editing, blogging and graphic design then this is the committee for you! Committee members have the opportunity to learn about CREW branding, posting to the chapter’s social media accounts, drafting press releases, designing graphics for the chapter’s signature events and drafting content for CREW Tampa Bay’s eblasts, which are distributed regularly to members. The committee meets quarterly, however involvement is ongoing throughout the year with committee liaisons assisting in the PR/Marketing for each of the chapter’s committees.

Chair

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

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee provides a foundation of financial stability by coordinating the annual budgeting process and maintaining CREW Tampa Bay operations in compliance with the policies, procedures, financial goals and budget established by the chapter. Working with CREW Network, the Committee maintains a detailed and consistent method of record keeping and monthly reporting to the Board of Directors.

Chair

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

Excellence Awards Committee

The Excellence Awards Committee organizes and hosts a prestigious gala each fall to honor top talent and recognize significant transactions in commercial real estate. From the beautiful opening cocktail reception to the plated dinner and chic after dinner program, this is THE EVENT of the year for the Tampa Bay commercial real estate community. The Committee meets periodically for approximately 9 months leading up to the event. Committee members are engaged and involved throughout the entire planning process. There are a variety of subcommittee positions which all play integral roles such as: sponsorship, registration, marketing, applications/awards, financial, entertainment and venue/decor.

Chair

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

Co-Chair

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

City in Pink Committee

This Committee works with the Sponsorship Committee to encourage commercial building operators to light up in pink during the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness. In addition to being good corporate citizens and giving back, City in Pink is a vehicle to use commercial office buildings as a highly visual connection of real estate professionals in the Tampa Bay area, and to create relationships through CREW with the individuals developing and managing the buildings.

Chair

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

Co-Chair

Rachael Maltese
Commercial Lending - Insurance/Institutional
rachael.maltese@wellsfargo.com
Wells Fargo Bank
(813) 275-5292