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CREW selects leaders for 2019

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Six commercial real estate leaders were elected to the 2019 CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Network Board of Directors, which will be led by Holly Neber, CEO of AEI Consultants. The announcement was made at the 2018 CREW Network Convention and Marketplace in San Diego, Calif. 

The six leaders elected to serve on the 2019 CREW Network board of directors are:

Christine Gorham – President-Elect 

Director of Development, CADDIS Healthcare Real Estate

CREW Atlanta

Gorham oversees business development and executive project strategy in the Southeast. Her focus is on growing the development, acquisition and property management portfolios of CADDIS. She previously spent 29 years in medical operations, with more than 18 of those years focused in the healthcare real estate sector, and was formerly CEO and Partner of Eastwood Real Estate Services LLC. Gorham is current Chair of CREW Network Foundation.

Christine Chipurnoi - Director

Senior Vice President, USI Insurance Service

CREW New York

Chipurnoi specializes in commercial risk management and insurance for real estate, construction and hospitality. She is Adjunct Faculty for the Practicing Law Institute and a frequent guest lecturer at NYU Graduate School of Hospitality, the Zicklin School of Business, and the New York City Bar Association. Chipurnoi was honored with Real Estate Forum’s Women of Influence Award in 2014, 2015 and 2016. She served as the 2015 President of CREW New York and the first female President of the Insurance Brokers Association of New York (IBANY) from 2012-2014.

Angie Earlywine - Director

Senior Principal, BatesForum 

CREW-St. Louis 

Earlywine brings nearly 20 years of leadership and expertise in workplace strategy and design implementation across all market sectors and building types. She is a national speaker and accomplished writer on the topic of best practices in workplace strategy and design. Earlywine holds certifications in Change Engagement and is a LEED accredited professional. She has been a member of CREW St.-Louis since 2005, holding various leadership positions including President, and is an active mentor in the chapter’s inaugural mentorship program. 

Mollie Fadule - Director

Founder and Partner, Cephas Partners

CREW Seattle

Fadule has extensive experience in the acquisition, disposition and management of complex real estate transactions domestically and internationally, including underwriting and closing transactions involving direct equity, bridge equity, senior and mezzanine debt and joint ventures across multiple property types.

She is the founder of Fadule Properties, a board member of BN Corp, SA and advisory board member of Abstract Tokenization. She is a graduate of Harvard University where she was a member of the rowing and soccer teams. She is a former CREW Seattle President and CREW Network Finance Committee Chair and Investment Committee member.

Jackie Orcutt - Director

First Vice President, CBRE Industrial & Logistics


Orcutt specializes in institutional landlord and buyer representation, industrial and back office leasing and sales. She has completed more than 12.2 million square feet of transactions valued at over $580 million in the last six years alone. Previously with Cushman & Wakefield, she was recognized as a

Rising Star at the firm’s national industrial conference in 2013. A member of AZCREW since 2012, Orcutt is a Past President and Chair of the Legacy Committee, and served as a member of the CREW Network Nominating Committee in 2017.

Karen Whitt - Director

President of Investor Services, Project Management, and Real Estate Management Services, Colliers International

CREW Atlanta

Based in Washington DC, Whitt specializes in the delivery of holistic real estate solutions that leverage the strengths of working with one company to add value to client assets. She is responsible for ensuring professional, competent management in all of Colliers’ markets. In 2018, she received the Tom Richardson award, the most prestigious honor the firm can bestow. Whitt has been a member of CREW Atlanta since 2008 and was selected as a CREW Network Distinguished Leader in 2017. She was also recognized in 2016 as a Woman of Influence by Real Estate Forum. She currently sits on Virginia Tech’s property management board and is on the executive committee for the university’s undergraduate real estate program, which brings six colleges together for this new degree.

Members and officers continuing their service on the CREW Network Board of Directors in 2019 are:

Tara Piurko – Immediate Past President

Partner, Miller Thomson LLP

Toronto CREW

Tiffany English - Director

Principal, Ware Malcomb

CREW San Diego

Barbara McDuffie - Director 

Managing Director of Business Development, Baker Tilly

CREW Washington DC

Wendy Mann, CAE

CEO, CREW Network