Committees



Get Involved


CREW-St. Louis offers many opportunities to boost your leadership skills and expand your network. Plus, you can make a difference in our mission to advance the success of women in commercial real estate.

How? Simply join one of our many committees. You can select a committee that suits your interests, advances your skills and positions you for career growth. You’ll also learn about our chapter’s operations, connect with other dedicated members and gain the valuable experience needed for future leadership positions within CREW-St. Louis.

All current CREW-St. Louis members are welcome to explore the opportunity of committee service.

Interested in joining? Find out more about each committee and contact a CREW-St. Louis Committee Chair today!

Ambassador Committee


Provides a valuable service to existing and new CREW-St. Louis members by coordinating registration at monthly CREW-St. Louis events and welcoming new CREW-St. Louis members. Additionally, the Ambassador Committee organizes the annual CREW-St. Louis Dine-Around events. These informal dining events provide an opportunity to network and build lasting relationships with other members.

Chair

Erin Petersen Torney, JD, MBA
Brokerage - Investment Sales
erin.torney@colliers.com
Colliers International
Vice President
(314) 584-6215
 

Co-Chair

Ellen S. Mannion, SCLS
Brokerage - Leasing
emannion@balkebrown.com
Balke Brown Transwestern
Vice President - Commercial Brokerage
(314) 880-0426

Communications Committee


Responsible for promoting the programs and activities of the chapter. In addition, the committee increases brand recognition of CREW-St. Louis in the region through media outreach, social media channels and the chapter’s website. The committee promotes the achievements of members as well. The bimonthly enewsletter keeps members, prospects and local leaders informed on the chapter’s news and activities. Brand recognition is furthered by developing a consistent graphic look and messaging.

Chair

Erin Valentine, LEED Green Associate
Construction
evalentine@mccarthy.com
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Director
(314) 919-2245
 

Co-Chair

Tim Sitek
Marketing & PR
tim.smc@outlook.com
Sitek Marketing/Communications
(636) 861-0509

Member Services Committee


The committee oversees three main objectives:

  1. Hosting CREW Career and UCREW events at area schools
  2. Providing CREW scholarship information and materials to colleges and universities throughout Missouri
  3. Collecting and encouraging donations to CREW Network Foundation to support its initiatives, including industry research, career outreach and scholarship endowment.

Member Services establishes connections and interacts with local high schools and colleges/universities to introduce female students to opportunities and professions in commercial real estate. This effort includes connecting with women students interested in pursuing careers in commercial real estate and raising awareness about CREW-St. Louis and CREW Network.

Co-Chairs

Christy Boland Merdinian
Architecture
cmerdinian@poe-inc.com
Professional Office Environments
(314) 743-1813
 

Rachel M Milazzo, JD
Law - Litigation
rachel.milazzo@dentons.com
Dentons US LLP
(314) 259-5830

 

Golf Committee


Plans and carries out the annual CREW-St. Louis Golf Classic. Considered one of the region’s premier networking and golf events, the committee works with the Sponsorship and Programs Committees to ensure an efficiently run event. Subcommittees organize and achieve a variety of tasks. These subcommittees provide numerous opportunities to work with the leaders in the real estate industry to solicit players and sponsors to create a successful tournament.

Chair

Angela L Drumm, JD
Commercial Lending
ald@carmodymacdonald.com
Carmody MacDonald, PC
Attorney
(314) 854-8623
 

Co-Chair

Pamela Boelhauf
Marketing & PR
pam.boelhauf@colliers.com
Colliers International
Director - Marketing and Public Relations
(314) 584-6219

Membership Committee


Manages and strengthens the chapter’s membership. Responsibilities include maintaining the chapter's membership roster, working with CREW Network and members for updating member information and payment of dues, reviewing and submitting to the Board new member applications, identifying and targeting prospective members. The Membership Committee works with Ambassadors Committee to plan and host new member events.

Chair

Melody Cooper
Interior Design/Space Planning
mcooper@graydesigngroup.com
Gray Design Group
Interior Designer
(314) 646-0400
 

Co-Chair

Sarah Ross
Commercial Lending
sross@mwregionalbank.com
Midwest Regional Bank
Area President
(314) 394-4902

Sponsorship Committee


Solicits sponsorships from current and new sponsors annually. The Sponsorship Committee works with the Programs, Awards and Golf Committees to place sponsorships with the various events they choose to sponsor.

Chair

Pamela S. Hobbs, LEED AP
Engineering
phobbs@geotechnology.com
Geotechnology, Inc.
Business Development Manager
(314) 997-7440
 

Co-Chair

Jennifer A. Merlo, JD, LLM
Law 
jem@rgsz.com
Rosenblum Goldenhersh
Shareholder / Attorney
(314) 726-6868

Programs Committee


Develops and executes monthly educational and networking events that support the mission of CREW-St. Louis. The committee identifies program topics, speakers and venues that reflect the latest in commercial real estate trends, as well as keys to advancing career success. CREW-St. Louis members-only programs are special events designed to enhance membership.

Chair

Cara McKedy, NCIDQ, LEED AP
Architecture
cmckedy@remigerdesign.com
Remiger Design
Senior Project Leader
(314) 241-5151
 

Co-Chair

Sharon Henderson
Interior Design/Space Planning
sharon.henderson@thelawrencegroup.com
Lawrence Group
Associate Director
(314) 231-5700

Awards Committee


Coordinates CREW-St. Louis’ Annual Networking Awards, which recognize significant contributions by CREW-St. Louis members and a Woman of Influence in the St. Louis region. The committee oversees the nomination process for the award categories. These awards showcase CREW-St. Louis’ mission in action while also celebrating the achievements of women in shaping the region’s commercial real estate industry and economic development.

Chair

Nancy A. Petersen
Finance
nancy.a.petersen@wellsfargo.com
Wells Fargo
Vice President
(314) 875-8289

Co-Chair

Stacey Kamps
Finance
skamps@kochdevelopment.com
Koch Development Co.
Managing Director
(314) 333-5624 (114)