Board of Directors



CREW KC 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 KC Board of Directors is a unique opportunity for leadership and networking among other ambitious men and women working in the commercial real estate field.

All CREW KC Board members, directors, and committee chairs serve individual terms of one year.

Reasons to Serve

  • Increased visibility within the commercial real estate 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 and benefits of CREW KC membership

2019 CREW Kansas City Board of Directors

President | Delegate

Christine L Schlomann, JD
cschlomann@armstrongteasdale.com
Armstrong Teasdale LLP
(816) 472-3153

President-Elect | Delegate

Sara Steele
Sara.Steele@stewart.com
Stewart Title
(816) 988-9754
 

Past President

Debra D Swearingen
dswearingen@CACU.com
CommunityAmerica Credit Union
(913) 238-4349
 

Treasurer

Elizabeth DeCuir
emdecuir21@gmail.com
(913) 669-4554

Secretary

Jill McCarthy
mccarthy@thinkkc.com
Kansas City Area Development Council
(816) 374-5636
 

Director - Communications

Sarah J. Moberg, CCIM
smoberg@kc.rr.com
Mann Company
(816) 591-5348

Co-Director - Programs/Community Connections

Tina Duncan
tduncan@securedtitlekc.com
Secured Title of Kansas City
(816) 448-2645
 

Co-Director - Programs/Community Connections

Christina Fenwick
christina.fenwick@umb.com
UMB Bank
(816) 860-7870
 

Co-Director - Membership

Vicki Adeline McGuire, LEED AP
vmcguire@wspaces.com
Working Spaces
(816) 316-6839

Co-Director - Membership

Jessica Lynn Wardle, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C
jwardle@yainc.com
Yaeger Architecture, Inc.
(913) 742-8017
 

Director - Mentorship

Moira Holland
mholland@buildkelly.com
Kelly Construction Group, Inc.
(913) 685-5997
 

Director - Golf

Mary C. Gerdes
mary.gerdes@intrustbank.com
INTRUST Bank, N.A.
(913) 385-8212

Co-Director - Sponsorship

Darcey Schumacher, P.E.
dschumacher@wallacesc.com
Wallace Engineering
(816) 421-8282

Co-Director - Sponsorship

Catherine Hammer
cathy.hammer@vantrustre.com
VanTrust Real Estate, LLC
(816) 569-1464

President - Christine Schlomann

Real Estate and Commercial Transactional Law (including financing) and litigation. I have practiced law for more than 30 years specializing in commercial transactions and commercial litigation focusing primarily on real estate and real estate financing matters.  I have represented lenders, investors, owners, developers, buyers and sellers in a wide variety of commercial real estate transactions ranging in size from a few hundred thousand dollars to tens of millions of dollars.  I have litigated real estate disputes between buyers and sellers, lenders and borrowers, owners and title companies and adjacent owners.  I am also experienced in representing lenders in loan restructuring, workouts and bankruptcy matters.  I am licensed to practice in the states of Kansas, Missouri and Texas. I am a partner in the AmLaw 200 law firm of Armstrong Teasdale LLP, a full service law firm with offices in Kansas City, St. Louis, Jefferson City, MO, Denver, CO, and Las Vegas, NV. Real Estate and Commercial Transactional Law (including financing) and litigation. I have practiced law for more than 30 years specializing in commercial transactions and commercial litigation focusing primarily on real estate and real estate financing matters.  I have represented lenders, investors, owners, developers, buyers and sellers in a wide variety of commercial real estate transactions ranging in size from a few hundred thousand dollars to tens of millions of dollars.  I have litigated real estate disputes between buyers and sellers, lenders and borrowers, owners and title companies and adjacent owners.  I am also experienced in representing lenders in loan restructuring, workouts and bankruptcy matters.  I am licensed to practice in the states of Kansas, Missouri and Texas. I am a partner in the AmLaw 200 law firm of Armstrong Teasdale LLP, a full service law firm with offices in Kansas City, St. Louis, Jefferson City, MO, Denver, CO, and Las Vegas, NV. 

President Elect - Sara Steele

Sara Steele joined Stewart Title as Commercial Account Manager / Escrow Officer in October 2014. She has 13 years’ experience in the commercial title insurance industry, as well as over 25 years in customer service, operations, management, and personnel training. Sara holds both a Kansas and Missouri insurance agents license, as well as being both a Kansas and Missouri notary. Her responsibilities over the years have included commercial sales, commercial marketing, and commercial escrow fiduciary responsibilities, including closing and disbursing, and commercial investments. Sara has experience closing on a variety of commercial properties, including medical office building portfolios, hotel portfolios, retail, multi-family, multi-state and multi-site transactions.

Sara has been an active member of CREW KC for 9 years and has served on the Board as Secretary, Co-Director for Sponsorship, Golf Committee and currently serving as President Elect for 2020. Sara is currently participating in the CREW Network Leadership Certificate Program. Sara is also an FBI Citizens Academy Alumni and a member of KCRAR Commercial.  

Past Presidents


Our past presidents have been instrumental in laying the foundation for our success as an organization, and achieving our mission to assist in the advancement of professionals in the commercial real estate industry.

2018 - Debra Swearingen
2017 - Joy Coleman
2016 - Lisa Tomlinson
2015 - Julia Taylor
2014 - Debora Field
2013 - Amy Slattery
2012 - Linda Laurence
2011 - Marcia Charney
2010 - Diana Ennis
2009 - Michelle Suter
2008 - Kellee Dunn-Walters
2007 - Rosana Privitera Biondo
2006 - Cydney Gurgens
2005 - Elizabeth Fast
2004 - Linda Peroff
2003 - Cheri Ricky
2002 - Pam Berneking
2001 - Marsha Laner
2000 - Kathy Schikevitz
1999 - RoxAnne Miller
1998 - Sandy Hollenbeck