Committees

Boost your leadership skills and expand your network as a part of a CREW-Orange County 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-Orange County, connect with other dedicated members, and gain the valuable experience needed for future leadership positions within CREW-Orange County.

All current CREW-Orange County members are welcome to explore the opportunity of committee service.

Interested in joining? Contact a committee chair today.

CREW Careers Committee

Demonstrate careers available in commercial real estate to at-risk Girls. CREW Careers is a program spearheaded and supported by CREW Foundation. The CREW Careers committee is responsible for planning and presenting a one day commercial real estate program to under-privileged high school girls exposing them to a broad range of career opportunities in this field.

Chair

Pauline Hale, MAI, MRICS, CCIM
Consulting
pauline.hale@altusgroup.com
Altus Group
(949) 553-3046

College Outreach Committee

Mentor college age women on opportunities in commercial real estate. The College Outreach Committee is responsible for planning and presenting programs to specified colleges to develop liaisons with local colleges to introduce CREW-Orange County to collegiate women interested in commercial real estate, facilitate sponsorship of college student attendance at CREW-Orange County chapter meetings and other internship and mentorship programs among membership. Current liaisons include UCI and Cal State Fullerton.

Chair

Janet Lengel
Asset Management
ja.lengel@verizon.net
Irvine Company
(949) 720-5541

Committee Member

Elise Puritz
Healthcare
crewocarchives@gmail.com
California Commercial Real Estate Services
(949) 224-6045

CREW Connections Committee

Promote small group networking. The CREW Connections Committee is responsible for planning and coordinating monthly small group networking opportunities exclusively for CREW-Orange County’s membership.

Chair

Shauna Smith
Title/Escrow
shauna.smith@ctt.com
Chicago Title Company
(949) 836-2417

Emerging Leaders Committee

Foster development of women in emerging leadership positions in commercial real estate. The Emerging Leaders Committee is responsible for developing and implementing educational and mentorship programs for members who are early in early to mid-career development, while providing exclusive networking opportunities for this new generation of emerging leaders.

Chair

Stephanie Tan
Investment Management
stan@buchananstreet.com
Buchanan Street Partners
(949) 307-1114

Membership Committee

Increase CREW-Orange County Membership by Networking with Targeted Commercial Real Estate Leaders. The Membership Committee is responsible for building chapter membership through actively targeting new members as well as processing and verifying new member applications. The Membership Committee facilitates new member chapter involvement by connecting them to expressed committees of interest. Additionally, the committee develops and implements strategic plan to assure member retention.

Co-Chairs

Heidi Ehrbar
Acquisitions / Dispositions
Heidi.Ehrbar@PacificLife.com
Pacific Life
(949) 219-3871

Kelly Gamble
Acquisitions / Dispositions
kelly.gamble@blackrock.com
BlackRock
(949) 623-0614

Mentor Committee

Encourage career growth and development of CREW members at any stage in their career. Typically in January, potential CREW mentors and mentees fill out questionnaires. Click here for the link to the questionnaire. Pairings will be made throughout the year as interest in the program grows! Events will be planned to supplement the one on one mentor/mentee relationships. If you have any questions contact Rory Ingels at rory.ingels@blackrock.com or Terri Elia at telia@irvinecompany.com.

Co-Chairs

Terri H. Elia
Property Management
telia@irvinecompany.com
Irvine Company
(949) 729-1461

Rory Ingels
Asset Management
rory.ingels@blackrock.com
BlackRock
(949) 623-1236

Programs Committee

Organize and Direct CREW-Orange County Monthly Programs. The Programs Committee is responsible for promoting the opportunity to build relationships with top leaders within the business community by planning monthly educational program meetings. Committee members assist in planning one or more of these meetings, assuring winning program topics that drive peak attendance by securing top level speakers for each event.

Co-Chairs

Eileen Doody
Brokerage
edoody@pmrg.com
PM Realty Group, LP
(949) 390-5506

Kim Westerbeck
Commercial Lending - Mortgage Brokerage
kim.westerbeck@gmail.com
(949) 701-6612

 

Public Relations Committee

Increase Visibility of CREW -Orange County in the Business Community. The PR Committee is responsible for promoting CREW-Orange County in the public eye, including coordinating and posting announcements, photographs and press releases for meetings, specific events and other relevant chapter information through various media outlets including the chapter website, LinkedIn and Facebook sites.

Chair

Jennifer Quader
jquader@browermillercole.com
Brower, Miller & Cole

SPIRE Awards Committee

This committee plans CREW Orange County’s signature event award ceremony held in March every year with the help of the Orange County Business Journal. The purpose of the event is to recognize and honor top industry real estate performers from the previous year in their respective market segments. Assistance is needed to identify nominees, solicit sponsorships, recommend judges and speakers and present SPIRE to industry professionals such as brokers. If you prefer to be behind the scenes, you can assist with printing/proofreading, ad preparation, IT support or graphic support. Your participation will give you exposure to CRE professionals of all kinds. The committee kicks off in August and remains active until the event night in March. We welcome both leaders and helpers.

Co-Chairs

Catherine Falco
Construction
catherinefalco@gmail.com
(714) 960-0080
 

Leann Berry Lawson
Title/Escrow
LLawson@firstam.com
First American Title Insurance Company
(949) 885-2459
 
Linda Padilla-Smyth
Education
padillas@chapman.edu
Chapman University
(714) 744-7862

Sponsorship Committee

Generate Sponsorship Revenue for CREW-Orange County’s Annual Programs by Targeting Specific Companies within the Commercial Real Estate Community. The Sponsorship Committee is responsible for soliciting and securing annual CREW-Orange County Corporate Sponsorships throughout the year, with a focused drive in October to sustain current sponsors and secure new ones for the succeeding year. Among other things, the Sponsorship Committee determines sponsorship tiers and respective benefits for annual sponsorships.

Chair

Pamela Bustos, CPA
Accounting - Public / CPA
pbustos@ellscpas.com
ELLS CPAs & Business Advisors
(714) 569-1000

Summer Party Committee

Plan CREW-Orange County Annual Philanthropic Cocktail/Dinner Party. The Summer Party Committee is responsible for planning CREW-Orange County’s Summer Party. Responsibilities include managing the event budget, securing sponsors, silent & live auction and raffle items, negotiating venue/food/bar contract, developing event theme, coordinating auction including auctioneer, signage, display, transaction processing, sponsor/donor appreciation, publicity/PR and coordination with the event beneficiaries and speakers.

Chair

Dawna R Fry
Construction
dawna.fry@harbro.com
HARBRO Emergency Services & Restoration
(562) 253-1117