PHOENIX, ARIZ. – A bold strategic vision and new board members kick off 2020 for AZCREW.
AZCREW is Metro Phoenix’s premier real estate organization, focused on the advancement and success of women within the commercial real estate industry through leadership, professional relationships, education and excellence. AZCREW is part of the national CREW network.
The 2020 Board of Directors are Terry Martin-Denning, CEO/Designated Broker, NAI Horizon, President; Lindsey Carlson, Colliers International, President elect/programs chair; Heather Fox, CBRE, Treasurer/CREW Foundation chair; Lorna Bannister, KB Home, Secretary/sponsorship chair; Amber Coleman, CBRE, Director/PR/community outreach chair; Dana McDonald, Stewart Title, Director/membership chair; Francine
Moore, Director/special events chair; and Jennifer Cranston, Gallagher & Kennedy, Past President/legacy chair.
“I am excited about the opportunity to serve as President and to work with this great group of leaders,” Martin-Denning said. “I’ve learned a lot this past year under Jennifer Cranston’s leadership. I look forward to furthering the vision of AZCREW in 2020.”
AZCREW’s strategies include maintaining and strengthening the current membership base of more than 200 members, focusing on quality, diversity and member engagement by continuing to offer high quality, relevant programs and events to enhance membership value. AZCREW will continue to support CREW Foundation and its initiatives and promote and communicate AZCREW leadership opportunities.
Some of AZCREW’s 2019 highlights:
- >> AZCREW was selected as the YWCA’s 2019 Tribute to Leadership Women’s Empowerment Corporate honoree. The award recognizes individuals and organizations that have generously given their time and talents to the community. Being chosen is a highly prestigious honor as the organizations chosen as corporate honorees exemplify the very best qualities in an organization: honesty, collaboration, ambition, and empowerment, a commitment to diversity and inclusion and volunteerism.
- >> Every two years, AZCREW selects a charity partner as the beneficiary of its annual AZCREW Golfiesta. New Pathways for Youth is the 2019 and 2020 beneficiary and received a $16,000 donation from AZCREW in 2019.
- >> AZCREW presented a $10,000 scholarship to Arizona State University Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) student Abby Perez. The scholarship was announced at AZCREW’s annual Black & White Affair, held Oct. 30 at Transwestern’s new office at the Esplanade. The event benefits AZCREW’s “MRED Dollars for Scholars” program.
Over the past 9 years, AZCREW has supported MRED students by awarding more than 15 scholarships totaling nearly $50,000. It was the best attended Black & White affair since its inception in 2010 with 140 industry professionals enjoying a beautiful fall evening.