CREW DC Announces 2018 Board of Directors

October 17, 2017
Written by: Karen Widmayer

Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) of Washington, DC has named its 2018 Board of Directors to lead the largest CREW chapter in North America into its 39th year.

Barb Mackin of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. will succeed Phyllis Liebman Brill of MRP Realty as President of the 540-plus member chapter. Ms. Mackin thanked Ms. Liebman Brill and the 2017 Board, saying, “In 2017, we continued to demonstrate that we are more than a networking organization; we support and promote collaboration, mentorship, career-building, community giving and professional development from our newest members of the industry to our most accomplished members. I am excited to follow Phyllis and all of the talented women who have led CREW DC before me and look forward to working with the outstanding new Board as we head into 2018.”

The new Board members will be joining the remaining leaders to constitute the leadership effective January 1, 2018. Returning Directors are noted with an asterisk.

The 2018 CREW DC Board of Directors:

President: Barb Mackin, Citizens Financial Group
President-Elect: Lynn Bennett, Coakley & Williams Construction, Inc.
Treasurer: Jennifer Niedzwiecki, Capital One Bank
Immediate Past President: Phyllis Liebman Brill, MRP Realty

Katie Garrett, REPEQUITY, Director, Communications
Christine Papadopoulos, Capital One Bank; Director, Special Events*
Angela Poliskey, Cushman & Wakefield; Director, Membership*
Lori Steenhoek, Capital Pixel; Director, Member Services
Christa Dommers, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP; Director, Programs/EDU*
Elizabeth Pye, MGAC; Director, Sponsorship/Community Action*
Tabitha Brittain, Washington REIT; Director, CREW Network Liaison
Kate Howarth, H&R Retail, Inc.; Director, Professional Development

Founded in 1979, CREW DC promotes professional opportunities and business relationships for women in the commercial real estate industry. CREW DC, with approximately 540 members, is one of the largest chapters in North America. CREW Network is the national association for women in commercial real estate and represents over 10,000 women in commercial real estate in chapters across more than 70 major markets in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit the CREW DC website at, and follow CREW DC on Twitter @crewwashdc and on Facebook at