Board of Directors

2018 Board of Directors


Barbara Mackin
Citizens Bank


Lynn Stith Bennett
Coakley & Williams Construction, Inc.

Past President

Phyllis Liebman Brill


Jennifer Niedzwiecki
Capital One Bank


Tabitha Brittain
Washington REIT

Director - Membership

Angela Poliskey
Cushman & Wakefield

Director - Programs

Christa Dommers
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Director - PR/Marketing/Communications

Kathryn Garrett

Director - Special Events

Christine Papadopoulos
Capital One Bank

Director - Sponsorship

Elizabeth Pye
Colonial Parking, Inc.

Director - Member Services

Lori Steenhoek
Capital Pixel

Director - Professional Development

Kate Howarth
Colliers International

CREW DC is managed by a Board of Directors that works together to set and accomplish the chapter’s strategic goals—helping to advance the success of women in commercial real estate. Serving on the CREW DC Board of Directors is a unique opportunity for leadership and networking among other ambitious men and women working in the commercial real estate field.

Reasons to Serve

  • Increased visibility within the CRE industry
  • Leadership skills and experience that benefit you and your company
  • Impact on the future of women in CRE
  • Expanded professional connections
  • Opportunity to influence direction of CREW DC

CREW DC Directors are responsible for the strategic direction of the Chapter, and play a significant role in shaping policies, programming, and other membership-wide decisions. They are generally members who have served as committee members and on the Executive Committee, and are responsible for overseeing the efforts of the Chairs and Co-Chairs under their position. They serve as advocates for their committee chairs and liaise between the committees and the Board. Board positions are generally a two year commitment. Board members are expected to attend monthly Board meetings, committee meetings they are responsible for, the annual Transition Meeting, actively participate in sponsorship fundraising, and attend Chapter events throughout the year.

Nominations: Nominations can be self-made or you may nominate others. It is not necessary to determine the candidate's interest to make the nomination. Nominations are closed for 2019 and will re-open for 2020 board in March 2019. To learn more about the nominating process, review the following:

Positions which will be available in 2019 include (click on the link to view position description): President-Elect (2020 - President , 2021 - Immediate Past President)
Director, Special Events
Director, Programs/EDU
Director, Sponsorship/CAC
Director, Treasurer

Call for Nominations Letter and Nominating Form
President-Elect Questionnaire
Board of Directors Questionnaire
View CREW DC's Strategic Plan for more information.

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