PHOENIX, ARIZ. (Dec. 21, 2020) – AZCREW has elected the officers and directors that will lead Metro Phoenix’s premier women’s real estate organization’s in 2021.
AZCREW focuses on the advancement and success of women within the commercial real estate industry through leadership, professional relationships, education and excellence. AZCREW is part of the national CREW network.
The 2021 officers are Lindsey Carlson, Colliers International, President; Heather Cox, CBRE, supporting MUFG Union Bank, N.A., President-Elect; Amy Ferrari, Mode Commercial Real Estate Management, Treasurer; Samantha Pinkal, City of Surprise, Secretary; and Terry Martin-Denning, CEO/Designated Broker, NAI Horizon, Immediate Past President.
“We have assembled strategic board members with innovative ideas to propel AZCREW’s vision of elevating women in commercial real estate with impactful programming, DEI efforts and the hopes of offering in-person networking opportunities,” Carlson said. “We are grateful to Terry for her leadership in 2020, a year like none other, and are looking forward to 2021.”
AZCREW’s 2021 directors are Jenny Liles, Cushman & Wakefield, Membership; Lauren Borgeson, Mark-Taylor Companies, PR Chair; Michelle Rutkowski, MOR Studio, Special Events; and Jessi Levin, HDR, Inc., Foundation Champion.
AZCREW’s strategies include maintaining and strengthening the current membership base of more than 165 members, focusing on quality, diversity and member engagement by continuing to offer high quality, relevant programs and events to enhance membership value. AZCREW will continue to support CREW Foundation and its initiatives and promote and communicate AZCREW leadership opportunities.
Some of AZCREW’s 2020 highlights:
- Maintained membership levels and ensured the wellbeing of its members;
- Released 2020 CREW Network Benchmark Study: Gender and Diversity in Commercial Real Estate
- Pivoted to Zoom with local and national panels, virtual tours, its Woman Icon event (Lindsay Moellenberndt) and professional development program, Building an Extraordinary Team.
- Virtual networking opportunities including joint events with CREW Tucson and CREW Inland Empire, sponsored spotlight coffees and book club;
- Participated in CREW Leadership Summits: Leadership Training, Networking and Knowledge Exchange;
- Donated more than $5,500 to its charity partner New Pathways for Youth despite not having the annual Golfiesta Golf Tournament.
“2021 was a year like no other and definitely not the year I expected as President. Our AZCREW Board, committee leaders and members, all rose to the challenge, continuing to engage, learn and help each other. I can’t imagine leading through the challenges of 2021 without them.” Martin-Denning said. “I look forward to 2021, supporting Lindsey Carlson and the AZCREW Board members as they further the vision for AZCREW.”
AZCREW is the premier commercial real estate organization that dominates in the advancement and success of women within the commercial real estate industry in Metro Phoenix through leadership, professional relationships, education and excellence. As part of CREW Network, the industry’s premier networking coalition, AZCREW is dedicated to advancing the success of women in commercial real estate. CREW Network’s membership of more than 11,000 professionals in 70+ major global markets represents all aspects of commercial real estate—providing our members with direct access to real estate professionals across all geographies and disciplines. For more information visit arizonacrew.org.