Committees

What better way to learn leadership skills than volunteering on a CREW Northern Virginia (CREW NoVA) committee. Our committees provide you with a casual forum for working closely with other CREW NoVA members and an opportunity to become better acquainted with many of the leaders involved in commercial real estate in the Northern Virginia market. Choose from Communications & Public Relations, Community Action (CAC), Membership, Programs, Professional Development, and Sponsorship.

The commitment of time and effort to a committee is far outweighed by the reward of relationships with other CREW NoVA members. Become involved in one of the committees listed below and start making a difference today!

Communications/Public Relations Committee

The Communications/Public Relations Committee functions as a marketing and communications driving force behind CREW NoVA and is focused on enhancing the image and credibility of the organization. The Communications/Public Relations Committee positions CREW NoVA and its members in a positive and professional manner through a network of communication tools. The committee is responsible for promoting and publicizing monthly events and activities, branding, promotional items, maintaining the chapter website, and the chapter’s quarterly newsletter–CREW NoVA News. Please contact the director for the committee’s meeting schedule. Please join our team if you are interested in these areas:

  • Advertising
  • Design
  • Editing
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media
  • Website & Blog
  • Writing

Director - PR/Marketing/Communications

Miriam Brodie
Engineering
miriam.brodie@kimley-horn.com
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
(703) 674-1365

Community Action/CREW Network Foundation Committee

The Community Action Committee organizes fundraisers, volunteer events, and donations/collections for various community service organizations, nonprofits, and community-minded groups. We focus our efforts on Northern Virginia organizations that support women and children. Currently CREW NoVA supports seven local charities through the CAC Committee:

Alternative House, Artemis House, Girls on the Run, Homestretch, Shelter House, Women Giving Back, and Toys for Tots as well as CREW Network Foundation—the philanthropic arm of CREW Network. Please contact the Director for the committee’s meeting schedule.

Director - Community Action

Stacey Lynn Juran
Engineering - Environmental
sjuran@apexcos.com
Apex Companies, LLC
(571) 428-2008

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee seeks to build a membership that is diverse in experience and profession. The committee is proactive in their recruitment of new members as well as the retention of CREW NoVA’s existing members. We recognize the importance of committee participation for engaging our membership as a means for creating value for the organization and our members.

The Membership Committee also hosts new member breakfasts, briefing new members on the benefit of CREW NoVA and allowing new members the chance to meet the board and committee members. Please contact the director for the committee’s meeting schedule.

Director - Membership

Audreona Nicole Nelson, LEED GA
Property Management
Audreona.Nelson@am.jll.com
JLL

Programs Committee

The Programs Committee organizes 7 monthly meetings annually. Dynamic speakers, hot topics of interest, and the chance to feature women in real estate is the result of our programs. The committee brainstorms topics, speakers, and locations for our monthly meetings. Specific tasks include developing the program idea, coordinating with the speakers, determining the venue, and providing event information to the Communications Committee to disseminate to the members and guests of CREW NoVA. Day-of responsibilities include greeting attendees, working the registration table, providing technical assistance to the speakers, and capturing the event through photography. The Programs Committee meetings are generally held the last Wednesday of each month. Please contact the Director for the committee’s meeting schedule.

Director - Programs

April Vacca, RID, LEED ID+C
Interior Design/Space Planning
avacca@dewberry.com
Dewberry
(703) 289-4797

Sponsorship Committee

The Sponsorship Committee is responsible for coordinating and leading the effort to identify and solicit key industry companies to help fund Chapter activity and promote CREW NoVA. The committee is proactive in ensuring that sponsors increase brand awareness, which helps to generate consumer preference and to foster brand loyalty.

Committee members are responsible for strategizing the retention of existing sponsors. The Sponsorship Committee invites new members and new ideas! Please contact the Director for the committee’s meeting schedule.

Director - Sponsorship

Lauren Nicole Kulish
Commercial Lending
Lauren.n.kulish@wellsfargo.com
Wells Fargo
(571) 424-0073

Professional Development

The Professional Development Committee helps promote member-to-member connections and enhances the value of membership by identifying and organizing events and programs that foster business connections and growth. Topics focus on consultation, coaching, communities of practice, mentoring, reflective supervision, and technical assistance. Please contact the Director for the committee’s meeting schedule.

The Professional Development Committee also is responsible for two of our most popular programs, Young Professionals and Connecting Future Leaders, our mentorship program. Building effective leaders is key to advancing the commercial real estate industry. Through our Young Professional Women's Group, and Mentoring Program, CREW NoVA provides members with high-level professional development training, as well as opportunities to serve on our board and committees to demonstrate and enhance leadership skills.
 

Director - Professional Development

Julene "Jay" Pruitt, LEED GA
Property Management
julene.pruitt@am.jll.com
JLL
(703) 883-3930