Board of Directors

CREW Jacksonville is managed by a Board of Directors that works together to set and accomplish the chapter’s strategic goal: helping to advance the success of women in commercial real estate.

Serving on the CREW Jacksonville Board of Directors is a unique opportunity for leadership and networking among other ambitious men and women working in the commercial real estate field.  

Board service for Directors is a two-year term; President Elect is a three-year term (i.e., President Elect, President, then Immediate Past President)

2022 CREW Jacksonville Board of Directors


Market Manager, Armstrong Flooring


Project Manager, Apex Companies, LLC

Past President

Workspace Consultant, Office Environments and Services


Business Development Professional, LS3P Associates, Ltd.
Project Manager, Apex Companies, LLC


Broker Associate, Exit Real Estate Gallery Commercial


Owner, Holy Hands Commercial Cleaning, LLC


Business Development, SERVPRO
President, Ezell Law Firm, PA
Director of Marketing & Business Development, Duval Asphalt Products, Inc.
Regional Broker Coordinator/Agent, AFLAC
Workspace Consultant, Office Environments and Services
Vice President / Sales Consultant, Brown & Brown of Florida, Inc.

Reasons to Serve

  • Increased visibility within the commcercial real estate industry

  • Leadership skills, experience and recognition that will benefit you and your company
  • Gain valuable skills in speaking/presentations, consensus building, motivating others, budget development and implementation, strategic planning and other areas of leadership.
  • Impact on the future of women in CRE
  • Expanded professional connections that benefit you and your firm 
  • Local, regional and national exposure for you and your company
  • Opportunity to influence the direction and benefits of CREW Jacksonville membership

Time Commitment 

Serving as a director on the chapter's board can be a considerable time commitment
  • Monthly Board meetings (one-to-two hours beginning at 4:30 pm on the second Thursday of each month)
  • Committee participation - each board member is a liaison to at least one committee. Duties include attending the committee’s monthly meeting, and on occasion, assisting with special projects.  Liaison obligations typically entail from 4-10 additional hours a month of phone calls, contact with potential speakers, prospective new members, sponsors, etc.
  • Two board planning retreats per year, each approximately one day in duration.
  • Each board member will receive and be expected to contribute to e-mail discussions on issues that come up between Board meetings
  • Delegates are required to attend the CREW Network Convention & Marketplace (generally a Wednesday morning - Friday afternoon in October), as well as two other CREW Network Leadership Summits (typically Thursday afternoon -Friday afternoon in late Jan/early Feb and early/mid-June).
  • All board members are encouraged to represent CREW Jacksonville at local, regional and national events as a visible demonstration of their commitment to the organization.


  • Directors are expected to attend CREW Jacksonville programs ($35 each on average). Attendance is also encouraged at our networking functions and special events (prices vary).  
  • Delegates and the chapter President will have their registration and travel costs paid for by CREW Jacksonville for the annual CREW Network Convention & Marketplace.  In addition, both Delegates will be reimbursed for registration and travel expenses pertaining to the two additional CREW Network Leadership Summits.


  • Any Full member of CREW Jacksonville in good standing may be nominated to serve on the board.  
  • Associate and Student members are not eligible.            


  • Demonstrated leadership abilities gained either in your career, other board service, or by working on a CREW committee
  • A positive attitude and an ability to work well with others to achieve consensus and reach common goals    
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Understanding and support of CREW Jacksonville mission, goals and objectives
  • A desire to see CREW Jacksonville be a successful and exciting organization serving the needs of its members and the community at large
  • Candidates for President-Elect will have actively participated in one of the standing committees for a few years and preferably will either be current members of the Board of Directors or have served on the Board of Directors in recent years
  • Candidates for Network Delegate generally have both experience with CREW Jacksonville’s Board and a working knowledge of the CREW Network, which they may have gained from attending conventions or leadership summits, or by working with CREW members from other chapters around the country
  • Effectiveness as an ambassador for CREW Jacksonville

Past Presidents

Holly Grimes - 2020

Pauline Gerry - 2019

Cindy Kaneer - 2018

Caryn Carreiro - 2017

Rosa Beckett - 2016

Pamela Ricard - 2015

Lauren Langham - 2014

Suzanne Cortina - 2013

Brenda Ezell - 2012

Laura Gonzales - 2011

Melissa Gross-Arnold - 2010

Susan Evans - 2009

Beth Lipko - 2008

Terry Durand-Steubben - 2007

Denise Henderson - 2006

Lori Avampato - 2005

Rhetta Nussbaum – 2004

Amelia Sterling - 2002 & 2003