Committees



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

All current CREW KC members are welcome to explore the opportunity of committee service.

Interested in joining? Contact a CREW KC Committee Chair today!

COMMITTEE CALENDAR

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee is responsible for researching and implementing creative, effective ways of connecting internally with CREW KC members, and externally between CREW KC and the commercial real estate industry regarding the goals of the CREW Kansas City Chapter, committee goals, and topics of interest. This is accomplished through publishing a bi-monthly news email, capitalizing on public relations opportunities, ensuring the website is current, and crafting an annual marketing campaign.

MEETINGS: First Thursday of each month, 12:00PM at KCADC in Union Station.

Director

Stephanie Neppl
sneppl@plattecountyedc.com
Platte County Economic Development Council
(816) 270-2126

Co-Chairs

Sherrie Balmer
sherrie_balmer@hermanmiller.com
Herman Miller, Inc.
(913) 888-2727
 

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

Community Connections Committee

The Community Connections Committee strives to connect members of CREW KC with one another and with others in the community. The Committee builds external connections through charitable projects and outreach to students and others interested in pursuing careers in commercial real estate. The Committee is charged with selecting CREW KC’s charitable partners and projects. The Community Connections Committee, often in collaboration with other CREW KC committees, has planned and held events to benefit the CREW Network Foundation and the Women's Employment Network, sponsored Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure teams, hosted “Think Pink” happy hours to benefit Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and recruited volunteers to work on several Habitat for Humanity houses. Other charitable events include donation drives and volunteer events to support Rose Brooks Center.

MEETINGS: First Tuesday of each month, 8:00AM at t.Loft on the Plaza.

Director

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

Co-Chairs

Anna Marie Krstulic, JD
anna.krstulic@stinson.com
Stinson Leonard Street LLP
(816) 691-2426
 

Danielle Giarla
danielleg@39bevco.com
39th Street Bevco of Kansas, LLC
(913) 271-5478

Golf Committee

The committee is responsible for coordinating CREW KC’s annual golf tournament. The tournament provides members and guests with a fun event, held at a popular area course, in which to network, strengthen relationships, market their companies and get a deal done! A portion of the proceeds are donated to the CREW Network Foundation, the only foundation dedicating its resources solely towards advancing women in the commercial real estate industry. No golf experience required to serve on this committee! The golf committee is a seasonal program, and a great way for members looking for ways to gain additional organizational involvement.

MEETINGS: First and third Monday of each month, 4:00PM at Panera in Mission.

Director

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

Co-Chairs

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

Laura Tyson
LTyson@mecresults.com
McClure Engineering Company
(913) 307-2553
 

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for responding to inquiries about membership, communicating with prospective and new members, coordinating membership applications and reviewing applications for submission to the board. The membership committee plans prospective member events and welcomes new members into the organization through person introductory coffee and lunch.

MEETINGS: Second Thursday of each month, 12:00PM - 1:00PM at Armstrong Teasdale - 2345 Grand Blvd.

Co-Directors

Carla Hayes
carla.hayes@ibhc.com
BHC RHODES | Civil Engineers - Surveyors
(913) 663-1900

Melinda J Mehaffy
mmehaffy@ci.excelsior-springs.mo.us
City of Excelsior Springs, Missouri
(816) 630-9594

Chair

Andi Rose
Andi@PureWorkplace.com
PURE Workplace Solutions
(913) 634-9332


 


“Over 6 years ago, when I attended my first CREW luncheon, I was impressed. My first impression was that this Woman’s organization was comprised of very accomplished women that I would really like to get to know. Now 6 years later I can say that there is so much more to CREW KC, that this Woman’s organization is a thriving forward thinking and diverse group of women that offer so much to their fellow members. Being a member of CREW KC has definitely contributed to my personal success in the Commercial Real Estate industry. I am proud to be a member of CREW KC!”
- Linda Moore, Chicago Title, Membership Committee Member

Mentorship Committee

The Mentorship Committee focuses on bringing CREW KC members together in purposeful, mutually rewarding relationships through the organization’s annual Mentorship Program. The committee is responsible for distributing and reviewing applications and matching mentees with their best-fit mentor, based on the profile information provided. The committee facilitates several face-to-face group meetings, including a kick-off event where participants will meet their match and set expectations for the coming year. The committee will provide materials that participants may follow throughout the year to enhance a successful relationship.

MEETINGS: Conference call - Second Thursday of each month at 8:30AM

Director

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

Chair

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

Programs Committee

The Programs Committee works to develop and deliver monthly programs on educational, timely and informative topics. Current topics, dynamic speakers and the chance to feature women in real estate result in programs that stimulate, inform and inspire members and guests. Each year, the programs committee brainstorms topics, speakers and locations for meetings. Specific tasks include developing the program idea, securing and briefing speakers; determining the location and providing information for communication and marketing materials. Committee members establish a program lead that is responsible for obtaining speakers, gathering speaker(s) contact information and bio, coordinating all logistics and writing the program summary.

MEETINGS: Second Wednesday of each month, 12:00PM - 1:00PM at Chicago Title - 2345 Grand Blvd #690.

Director

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

Co-Chairs

Meredith Hauck
mhauck@merriam.org
City of Merriam, Kansas
(913) 322-5515

Katie Ramos
katie@dlmcommercial.com
DLM Commercial
(913) 219-3178

Sponsorship Committee

CREW KC offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities, with a range of benefits. The Sponsorship Committee works to obtain corporate sponsors for the organization, primarily the annual sponsors and for the monthly luncheon meetings and special events.

MEETINGS: Conference call - First Thursday of each month at 9:00AM

Co-Directors

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

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

Co-Chairs

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

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