CREW DC Announces 2019 Board of Directors

August 9, 2018
Written by: Karen Widmayer
CREW DC has named its 2019 Board of Directors to lead the largest CREW chapter in North America into its 40th Anniversary year.
Lynn Stith Bennett, Executive Vice President of Coakley & Williams Construction, Inc. will succeed Barb Mackin, Senior Vice President of Citizens Bank as President of the 540-plus member chapter. Ms. Bennett said, “Having the opportunity to lead CREW DC, with the support of this extraordinary Board of Directions, in our 40th anniversary year is an incredible honor. CREW DC was a founding chapter of the global CREW Network, and, over the past 40 years, has been a leader in promoting and supporting women in commercial real estate. We look forward to all of the exciting plans for the balance of the year by Barb Mackin and the 2018 Board and all of the opportunities and important programs to come in 2019.”
The new Board members will be joining the remaining leaders to constitute the leadership effective January 1, 2019.
Returning Directors are noted with an asterisk.
The 2019 CREW DC Board of Directors:
President: Lynn Stith Bennett, Executive Vice President, Coakley & Williams Construction, Inc.
President-Elect: Jenna Kirkpatrick Howard, VP, Risk Management Consultant, Lockton Companies, LLC
Treasurer: Stephanie Duncan, Chief Operating Officer, StonebridgeCarras, LLC
Immediate Past President: Barb Mackin, Senior Vice President, Citizens Bank

Katie Garrett, Vice President, Client Service, REQ, Director, Communications*
Elizabeth Pye, Vice President, Colonial Parking; Director, Special Events
Angela Poliskey, Senior Vice President, Cushman & Wakefield; Director, Membership*
Lori Steenhoek, Owner and 3D-Artist, Capital Pixel; Director, Member Services*
Melanie Domres, Senior Vice President, Bentall Kennedy LP|U.S; Director, Programs/EDU
Jill Goubeaux, Senior Vice President, CBRE, Inc.; Director, Sponsorship/Community Action
Tabitha Brittain, Vice President, Property Management, Washington REIT; Director, CREW Network Liaison*
Kate Howarth, Senior Vice President, Colliers International; 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 and Instagram @crewwashdc and on Facebook at
*Returning Director