PHOENIX, ARIZ. (Sept. 5, 2023) – AZCREW has elected the officers and directors that will lead Metro Phoenix’s premier commercial real estate organization in 2024. AZCREW exists to transform the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally.
The 2024 Board of Directors comprises Jenny Liles, Director Market Operations, CRESA, President; Lynette Dreitz Fort, Partner/Director of Finance & Administration, Cawley Architects, President-Elect; Samantha Pinkal, Vice President, Business Development, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Past President; Heather Skinner, Real Estate Business Partner, McKesson, The US Oncology Network, Treasurer; and Nicole Solar, Business Consultant, Olsson, Secretary.
Directors for 2024 are Lindsey Brist, Vice President, Senior Energy Innovation Consultant, APS, Chapter Champion Director; Kristen Hernandez, Digital Marketing Manager, RED Development, Communications Director; Jacqi Marth, Director of Business Development, CCS Facility Services, Membership Director; Stephanie Handley, Vice President, Economic Development, Clayco, Programs Director; Serena Wedlich, First Vice President, CBRE, Special Events Director; and Savannah Carbine, Account Manager, Climatec, Sponsorship Director.
“We are excited to welcome these exceptional individuals to our board and committee leadership,” Liles said. “These visionary women bring passion and diverse perspectives that will undoubtedly enhance our ability to serve our AZCREW chapter and contribute to the continued growth and success of our organization.”
AZCREW’s focus remains on providing unparalleled membership value, focusing on quality programming, and leadership development. AZCREW is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as evident by its CEO-driven pledge for action in CRE, signed by more than 100 company leaders.
AZCREW’s 2024 strategic initiatives to further its mission include:
- Provide professional development and leadership training
- Cultivate purpose-driven events that will grow the CRE pipeline and leaders in the Valley;
- Create unparalleled business, networking, and deal-making opportunities;
- Elevate member and sponsor achievements and projects organization-wide;
- Continue to advocate and drive change of DEI within the CRE industry;
- Foster connections between business leaders and decision-makers in the market.
“After 18 months of concentrated effort by our Board of Directors to deepen our leadership bench, I’m pleased to share that we received more nominees than we had positions available for next year. We’re so grateful to the overwhelming response from our members,” Pinkal said
“It has been my privilege to witness the growth of our members during their committee and board service over the course of this year. Every single one of them has made an impact on our chapter through their creativity, tenacity, and commitment to our strategy and mission to advance the success of women in commercial real estate. They’ve helped each other grow in more ways than they realize. I hope when they look back on their careers they point to their time in AZCREW as a catalyst to their success.”
AZCREW is the local affiliate of CREW Network. CREW Network is the premiere business network dedicated to transforming the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally. Membership offers unparalleled business development, leadership opportunities and networking both locally and globally with over 12,000 professionals in 75+ markets worldwide, representing all disciplines of commercial real estate. Learn more and apply for membership at arizonacrew.org.