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)

2019 CREW Jacksonville Board of Directors


Pauline Gerry
(904) 728-4722

President-Elect | Delegate

Holly Grimes, AIA
Wakefield Beasley & Associates, a NELSON Company
(904) 245-6565

Past President

Cindy Kaneer, RPA, FMA
Minding Your Assets, LLC
(904) 414-3840

Network Delegate

Mel Schock
Office Environments and Services 
(904) 398-9761

CREW Network Foundation Champion

Amy Sterling
Valley National Bank
(904) 944-5125

Treasurer/Finance Committee

Lisa Schuman
Synovus Bank
(904) 693-6002

Secretary | Governance

Julie Hargrove
Armstrong Flooring
(904) 624-0470

Director - Philanthropy

Pilar Willis Dixon
Brown & Brown of Florida, Inc.
(904) 565-8282

Director - Membership

Seda Preston
Colliers International
(904) 861-1142

Director - Programs

Anita Prewitt
Dixie Contract Carpet
(904) 296-0023

Director - Communications/PR

Kimberly Waterhouse
(904) 742-8889

Director - Partnership

Candis Miller
Apex Companies
(904) 900-1779

Director At Large

Caryn Carreiro, CCIM
Cushman & Wakefield
(904) 398-7330

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

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