CREW Charlotte is made up of ten committees and a board of directors. Each year, The Strategic Committee selects CREW members through a nomination process to lead the committees and serve on the board. Of our ten committees, we have three outreach committees that focus on youth, university and adult outreach. We also have opportunities to shape communications, programming, sponsorship, membership, and CREW Network. If you are a CREW member, we welcome you to contact our committee chairs to get involved and make the most of your membership. If you are interested in serving in a leadership position, please contact our current president for information on the nomination process.


Virginia Meltzer
Savills Studley
Dana McSwain
Carolina Site
Meets the second Wednesday of the month from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Primax Properties

The Communications Committee provides timely and relevant information to our membership and informs non-member commercial real estate professionals as well as the Charlotte community about the value of our organization. This committee manages CREW Charlotte’s public relations and media efforts by writing press releases, promoting strong bonds with the local media and tracking stories and mentions of CREW Charlotte members in the news and ensuring our member base in informed of their peer’s media mentions. This committee also manages the organization’s social media program, contributes to the monthly newsletter, assists with web sites updates and interacts with other CREW committees to ensure all facets of CREW Charlotte’s events and activities are reported to the media and our member base.  If you have good writing, social media, or editing skills or if you just love the inside scoop first, this committee is for you!

Community Outreach

Debra Eicher
Baker Audio Visual
Mary Sullivan
Meets the third Thursday of the month from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. at Little

The Community Outreach Committee is CREW Charlotte’s committee that concentrates on community outreach programs.  The primary focus of the Community Outreach Committee is our Queen City in Pink initiative.  During the month of October, CREW asks businesses to light their buildings in pink or display pink signs and ribbons to promote breast cancer awareness.  The committee will expand in 2015 to include other events throughout the year that reflect the values of CREW to enhance the position of women within the framework of commercial real estate. If you want to serve the community and you have an interest in promoting breast cancer awareness, this committee is for you! 

CREW Network

Sallie Jarosz
New Dominion Bank
Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at New Dominion Bank

The Network Committee is focused on connecting CREW Charlotte members with CREW Network by promoting national networking, business, philanthropic and educational opportunities with CREW Network and other CREW Chapters.  The goals of this committee are to educate members of CREW Network benefits, increase our member participation on CREW Network committees and in the annual CREW Foundation ask, increase our member attendance at the annual CREW Convention and facilitate the promotion of CREW Foundation scholarships to public and private universities throughout the Carolinas.

If you would like to contribute to the CREW Network Foundation, please click here to make a donation. Thank you for your support!

Leadership Program

Nancy Olah
Nancy Olah Law
Carrie Sharp
Indoff Commercial Interiors
Meets the first Monday of the month from 12:00 p.m.  – 1:00 p.m. at neteffect technologies.

The Leadership Program Committee is the newest co-chaired committee.  This committee was formed to support the Becoming An Authentic Leader Progam. 


Member Recognition

Bobbi Jo Lazarus
Elliott Davis Decosimo
Anna O'Neal
Wells Fargo Bank
Meets the third Tuesday of the month from 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. at Primax Properties

The Member Recognition Committee is the newest co-chaired committee, but certainly not new to CREW. This committee was formed to recognize CREW Charlotte members for their expertise, influence, and contributions to the commercial real estate industry. We accomplish this through award nominations in areas of member longevity, professional achievement, community involvement, industry success and innovation. Not only does this committee nominate several CREW members for an estimated 15 awards per year, we are also responsible for year-end CREW Charlotte Members Awards that are celebrated at the December luncheon. If you are promotion-minded and enjoy helping other CREW members obtain much deserved recognition, then consider joining this committee to help raise awareness of the incredible talent base we have at CREW Charlotte. If you would like to be nominated for an award, or are actively being nominated for an award, please let us know.


Wendy Hill
Christianna Williams
Cushman & Wakefield
Meets the second Thursday of the month from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. at Edifice

The Membership Committee plays a crucial role in ensuring that CREW Charlotte maintains its status as the most influential commercial real estate networking organization in Charlotte, North Carolina. It does this by promoting members’ satisfaction and by recruiting high profile professionals in commercial real estate. This committee offers an Ambassador program for new members, hosts new member events, and greets attendees at all of our monthly luncheons and follows up with guests. If you like meeting new people and would like the opportunity to be the first to network with new and prospective members, this is the committee for you!

Mentor Program

Emily Buehrer
BLOC Design
Ann-Fleming Powell
Trinity Partners
Meets the second Thursday of the month from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. at Alfred Williams.

The purpose of the CREW Charlotte Mentor Program is to provide a professional approach to a CREW Charlotte member’s career growth as well as an opportunity for seasoned professionals to give back and further their development. The mentor committee ensures the maximum success of its participants and the overall process. The program runs on an 12 month cycle. Committee members participate in the pairing of each relationship and the identification of established professionals to serve as mentors. Each committee member serves as a champion for a mentor/mentee pairing over the 12 month cycle to monitor each relationship’s progress.


Robin Haddock
RLH Development
Ryan Ramey
Lincoln Harris
Meets the first Thursday of the month from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. at The Mecklenburg Times

CREW Charlotte is known for its wide variety of high quality, exciting program offerings. The Programs Committee organizes monthly luncheon programs that focus on commercial real estate issues and trends, and create networking opportunities. These innovative and relevant programs keep our members on the forefront of the commercial real estate industry and give them the opportunity to meet movers and shakers from the Charlotte region. This committee also organizes fun and educational CREW Before and After Hours networking events throughout the year. If you like planning and executing high quality events, this committee is for you!

Special Events

Mellissa Oliver
Land Design
Megan Shaw
Meets the fourth Thursday of the month from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. at LandDesign

The Special Events Committee is responsible for the planning and execution of two major networking events for CREW Charlotte members and the commercial real estate community in Charlotte.  Our goal is to provide CREW members with idealistic opportunities to meet and greet with each other, as well as the movers and shakers in our industry. Our annual ABC Networking event is held in the spring, and focuses on bringing together local real estate groups for an evening of mingling and fun. Our annual Casino Night is held in the fall, and is well-known event in the commercial real estate industry. Not only is it an exciting night of casino games and networking, it’s CREW Charlotte’s biggest fundraiser of the year. In 2014, our widely varied and sought-after silent auction items raised over $21,000 for the CREW Charlotte’s scholarship endowment fund for CREW Network Foundation. Proceeds provided scholarships to students in fields of commercial real estate enrolled at UNC Charlotte’s Belk College of Business and their Center for Real Estate, as well as Queens University of Charlotte.  The special events committee believes that some of the best business connections are made at engaging, fun-filled and high quality events. 


Lisa Shields-Cook
Fidelity National Title Group
Jenn Stuart
Holder Constrution
Meets the third Wednesday of the month from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. at Primax Properties

The Sponsorship Committee is responsible for obtaining sponsorship funding for the year from the local business community. We are proud of the companies who support our organization and we take seriously our commitment to support and promote them at every opportunity available throughout the year. In addition to obtaining chapter sponsors, this committee is responsible for insuring that our sponsors are receiving all the benefits associated with their sponsorship. The committee also hosts the annual sponsorship appreciation event. If you believe in the value of CREW Charlotte and would like the opportunity to meet key decision makers in the commercial real estate industry, this committee is for you!

UCREW (University Outreach)

Emily Buehrer
Bloc Design, PLLC
Olivia Leyland
Indoff Commercial Interiors
Meets the first Thursday of the month from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Primax Properties

The University Outreach Committee is CREW Charlotte’s community outreach committee that concentrates on building relationships with the University/Colleges in our region through our UCREW program. UCREW is a fun, highly interactive program for college students, organized to introduce them to career opportunities in commercial real estate with a focus on networking with our membership. If you have a passion for helping students explore various career options in real estate and recruiting young members to get involved with CREW early in their careers, then this is the committee for you!

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