Heidi Tapasa

Member Spotlight

Company: USI
How did you first hear about CREW Portland?
A friend of mine was a member and suggested I join her at a luncheon.
What motivated you to join CREW Portland?
Networking, Business Development, Meet Inspiring People, Be a voice for women in Commercial Real Estate. I've been in the insurance industry serving commercial real estate for over 20 years and found most of the organizations to be heavily male dominated. It was such a breath of fresh air to walk into a room full of amazing women in all walks of commercial real estate, supporting each other.
How did you get here?
I started at the entry level, fresh out of serving in the US Army. I did not see anyone in the business development team or management team that looked like me, which started me on the course of advancement. Hard work, determination, strong values and a no fear attitude earned me a spot amongst an all male sales team and then into management. I'll celebrate 20 years with USI in June.
Tell us something we didn't know about you?
I am the past President of a Hawaiian outrigger canoe paddling club here in Portland and have raced competitively for 10 years.
If you could describe yourself in three words what would they be?
Friendly | Hard Working | Loyal
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What is one goal you would like to achieve through CREW?
Celebrate wins amongst members and celebrate women's accomplishments in their careers and communities.