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 (2017)

   Committee Chairs

   Trish Nixon, LRS Architects





CorksCREW Wine Social Committee



  Committee Co-Chair

  Wendy Geurin, Chicago Title Company of Oregon




  Committee Co-Chair

  Danielle Ridgeway, Swinerton Builders





Membership Committee


  Committee Co-Chair

  Tana Mallory, Three 60 Management 



 Committee Co-Chair

  Trina Headley, Perkins & Company, P.C.





Marketing Committee


  Committee Chair

  Andrea Finch, Rose City Office Furnishings


Programs Committee


  Committee Chairs

  Christina Weber, Connolly & Malstrom





  Committee Chairs

  Jennifer Levy, Cascade Environmental Solutions





 Sponsorship Committee 

  Committee Chair

  Greg Lutje, Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland



Golf Tournament Committee



  Committee Chair

  Susan Glen, Dunn Carney





Awards Committee


  Committee Chair
  Jennifer West, Lane Powell





Future Leaders Committee
  Committee Chair
  Fran Doherty, US Bank


Forecast Breakfast | January 13, 2017

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: Trish Nixon (Chair), Elissa Looney, Jo Economaki, Vicki Rising, Michelle Franceschi, Julie Gibson, Trish Nixon, Kristi Carver, Pam Armstrong, Patti Moller, Karen Davis


Golf Tournament | August 10, 2017

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: Allyson Strowbridge (Co-Chair), Anne Ryan (Co-Chair), Erin Grodem, Steve Smith, Neville Bassett (for CCIM)


CorksCREW Wine Social | July TBD

The event features wines chosen and poured by local wineries, along with food pairings prepared by a local caterer and is typically held in an outdoor venue around Portland. 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: Wendy Geurin (co-chair), Danielle Ridgeway (co-chair), Peggy Neikirk, Melissa Hayden, Katie Allan, Erika Hawkins, Hillary Ashmore, Jennifer Levy



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: Trina Headley (Co-Chair), Tana Mallory (Co-Chair), Julie Gibson, Karen Davis, Luauna Dean, Rene Moody, Leslie Runckel, Sarah Badua, Jill Betts, 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: Andrea Finch (Chair), Marisol McAllister, Brenda Mejdell, Cheryl Springer, Catherine Stacy, Hillary Ashmore, Emi LaFountain, Kevin Wright, Susan Balogh, Holly McHugh
Social Media: Ashley Thurkow



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), Erica Christensen, Kathleen Buono, Jeni Meyer, Angela Sheehan, Rachael Diharce, Angela Guo, Patti Moller, Leslie Picco, Allyson Strowbridge, Kaitlyn Slack



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: Greg Lutje (Chair) Desiree Flanary, Alex Hayes, Tim Young, Christin Balentine, Holly McHugh



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), Patti Moller


CREW Future Leaders

The CREW Future Leaders committee works on scholarships and defining a mentorship program for young women professionals.

Committee: Fran Doherty (Chair), Jo Economaki, Angela Guo, Carly Harrison, Jill Betts