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December Awards Luncheon
Thursday, Dec. 10th @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Forecast Breakfast
Friday, Jan. 8th @ 7:30 am
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CREW Committees - Where the Action Is

CREW Portland's Committees work hard for you! From securing interesting and fun programs and events, to interacting with the community and seeking more ways to benefit members, committees make all this happen.


The single most-effective way for members to benefit from CREW is to become involved. Committee members have increased opportunities to meet other business professionals and further develop a presence in the community.


Forecast Breakfast Committee (2015)

   Committee Chairs

   Jo Economaki, U.S. Bank





   Committee Chairs

   Patti Moller, Wells Fargo Commercial Banking






CorksCREW Wine Social Committee


  Committee Co-Chair

  Melissa Hayden, Security Signs






  Committee Co-Chair

  Christina Baker, M Bank





Membership Committee


  Committee Co-Chair

  Leslie Runckel, Tube Art Group




 Committee Co-Chair

  Luauna Dean, Rose City Moving





Marketing Committee


  Committee Chair

  Catherine Stacy, Art, Etc.



Programs Committee


  Committee Chairs

  Christina Weber, Connolly & Malstrom




  Committee Chairs

  Jennifer Levy, Cascade Environmental Solutions




 Sponsorship Committee 

  Committee Chair

  Desiree Flanary






Golf Tournament Committee



  Committee Chair

  Susan Glen




Awards Committee


  Committee Chair
  Jennifer West



Forecast Breakfast | January 9, 2015

The Forecast Breakfast is CREW Portland's premier annual event. It provides a forum for economist and real estate professionals to discuss current issues affecting the commercial real estate market and make predictions for the coming year. Attendance for this event usually tops 250 and draws press coverage. Commitee members arrange the speakers, coordinate the invitations and presentation, and work with the sponsorship committee to find sponsors for the event.

6-8 Committee Members. Commitment is June - January.

Committee Members: Jo Economaki (Co-Chair), Patti Moller (Co-Chair), Michelle Franceschi, Vicki Rising, Kristin Hammond, Jennifer Levy, Rachael Diharce, Delia Feliciano


Golf Tournament | August 13, 2015

This year's tournament will be a joint tournament with the Oregon/SW Washington CCIM Chapter again. It'll be held at Langdon Farms Golf Club. The committee members help secure sponsorships, raffle prizes and determine the tournament events.

6 Committee Members. Commitment is March - August.

Committee Members: Susan Glen (Chair), Erin Grodem, Steve Smith, , Alyson Strowbridge, Anne Ryan, Neville Bassett (for CCIM)


CorksCREW Wine Social | July 16, 2015

The 2013 event was held at the Portland Art Museum and the 2014 was at the Oregon Historical Society. The event features wines chosen and poured by local wineries, along with food pairings prepared by a local caterer. Committee members are responsible for coordinating the menu, choosing suppliers, coordinating an email invitation and other marketing materials. They also work with the sponsorship committee to source sponsors for the event. This is a fun, social event and offers an opportunity to network with other members in an informal setting.

6 Committee Members. Commitment is January - June

Committee Members: Melissa Hayden (Co-Chair), Christina Baker (Co-Chair), Jo Economaki, Jamee Asher, Jennifer West, Wendy Geurin, Paula Richardson, Kate Bricker, Allyson Strowbridge, Terry New, Danielle Ridgeway, Hillary Ashmore



The membership committee works to recruit and retain CREW members and to promote CREW. Committee members are responsible for hosting welcome lunches for new members, calling new members to welcome them and to encourage them to become involved in a committee. They greet attendees at monthly luncheons as they arrive and help people feel welcome. They also plan several events through out the year including member only social events and the committee appreciation luncheon. They also focus on retention by calling members annually to encourage them to renew.

6-8 Committee Members for Membership, year 'round commitment.

Membership Committee: Leslie Runckel (Co-Chair), Luauna Dean (Co-Chair), Julie Gibson, Karen Davis, Rebecca Liddell, Trina Headley, Elissa Looney, Hannah Hardy


The marketing committee writes recaps of monthly luncheons, member profiles, and works to get CREW Portland recognized within the local commercial real estate industry.


6-8 Committee Members for Marketing, year 'round commitment.

Marketing Committee: Catherine Stacy (Chair), Marisol McAllister, Brenda Mejdell, Jodi Prentice, Andrea Beall, Jamee Asher, Cheryl Springer, Ashley Thurkow, Cari Threadgill
Social Media Sub-Committee: Susanne Orton (Chair)



The programs committee is responsible for brainstorming program ideas, securing speakers and writing up the information for the lunch notice. Committee members gain additional visability by introducing speakers or moderating programs.

8 Committee Members. Year 'round commitment.

Committee: Christina Weber(Co-Chair), Jennifer Levy (Co-Chair), Trish Nixon, Kathleen Buono, Jeni Meyer, Steve Smith, Angela Sheehan, Rachael Diharce, Erica Christensen, Christina Williams, Nancy Heer, Angela Guo, Jenessa Frey



The sponsorship committees main focus is securing luncheon sponsors. They also help the individual committees secure sponsors if needed.

4-6 Committee Members. Year 'round commitment.

Committee: Desiree Flanary (Chair), Erica Christensen, Peggy Neikirk, Janice Edberg, Greg Lutje, Jenessa Frey



CREW Portland has a history of providing a scholarship to a Portland State University student enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development program. The scholarship aims to promote students who have an interest in the field of Commercial Real Estate and demonstrated strong scholastic achievements. The chapter also provides scholarships to members to assist them in attending CREW Convention.




The awards committee tracks the transactions that are completed by two or more CREW members networking together. CREW members submit on a monthly basis information related to each transaction they complete involving other CREW members. These monthly submissions are used as the basis to determine three annual CREW awards that are given each year; Member of the Year, Deal of the Year, and Networking Award.

Committee: Jennifer West (Chair)