CREW Network Elects 2021 Board of Directors

October 1, 2020
Written by: CREW Network
2021 CREW Network President Tiffany English speaks at the 2020 Winter Leadership Summit in Santa Clara, California.

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Contact: Laura Lewis, CREW Network
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Ware Malcomb Principal Tiffany English to lead global board

 

Lawrence, Kansas, USA (Oct. 1, 2020) – Seven commercial real estate leaders have been elected to the 2021 CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Network board of directors, which will be led by Tiffany English, Principal, Ware Malcomb. The new leaders were introduced on Sept. 17 at the virtual 2020 CREW Network Convention. 

“CREW Network has expanded my connections in the commercial real estate industry to a global level, which has been crucial to my professional success,” English said. “CREW Network has also expanded and elevated my leadership, knowledge and perspective. I’m honored to lead this board in 2021. With major initiatives in diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as global expansion, we have the leaders and expertise to support our members, move our organization forward and transform the industry.”

English leads the growth and overall management of Ware Malcomb’s San Diego offices, including the architecture and interior studios. She has nearly 25 years of industry experience and has overseen, designed and managed over 5 million square feet of projects for commercial real estate and Fortune 500 clients. English served on the CREW Network board of directors in 2018 and 2019, and as president-elect in 2020.

“CREW Network has a 31-year history of women leaders advancing our mission and influencing the industry, creating opportunity and success for all,” said CREW Network CEO Wendy Mann. “This board will bring unique perspectives, skills and expertise to our global organization, and lead our efforts to create a more diverse, inclusive and equal industry.”

The seven leaders elected to serve on 2021 CREW Network board of directors are:
 

Barbi Reuter
 

Barbi Reuter
President-Elect
CEO, Chairman and Designated Broker, Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR
CREW Tucson

After a two-decade career in property management, Reuter was promoted to Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR COO in 2014, President in 2017, and CEO in 2020. A founding member of CREW Tucson since 2003, she has been an active advocate for member-to-member business and a chapter leader, serving as president in 2013, and a two-year CREW Network board term in 2015 and 2016. She was honored by Greater Tucson Leadership as Tucson’s 2019 “Woman of the Year” and has received “Woman of Influence” recognition at the national level.
 

Jennifer Chambers
 

Jennifer Chambers
Director
Partner, Plante Moran
CREW Detroit

As a leader in Plante Moran’s real estate group, Chambers has almost 20 years of experience delivering financial and tax expertise to REITs, real estate funds, commercial and multi-family real estate companies. She is the 2020 CREW Detroit chapter president and has been an active member of CREW since 2011, serving on the board of directors since 2015.
 

Alyssa Embree
 

Alyssa Embree
Director
Shareholder, Williams Mullen
CREW Coastal Virginia (formerly Hampton Roads)

Embree’s practice focuses on commercial and multifamily real estate and finance.  She provides strategic, skilled counsel in the development and financing of affordable housing, including low income housing tax credits (LIHTC). She has been a member of CREW Coastal Virginia for 10+ years and served as president in 2018. 
 

Pam Scamardo
 

Pam Scamardo
Director
Founder and President, TPK Properties LLC
CREW Inland Empire
 
Scamardo specializes in syndicating deals and maximizing passive income for her partners while offering high quality housing for tenants. She founded the C.R.E.A.T.E. (Commercial Real Estate Association for Training and Education) Wealth Network to provide commercial real estate education for all with an emphasis of uplifting women leaders in the industry.

 

Vicki Summerall
 

Vicki Summerall
Director
SVP of Business Development, Republic Title
CREW Dallas
 
Summerall joined Republic Title in 1997 and oversees many of the company’s largest development and legal accounts. She has been a member of CREW Dallas since 1997 and has held many leadership positions including 2020 president. Summerall has served on the CREW Network Scholarship and Nominating committees and is a CREW Network Foundation Visionary.

 

Kim Wingerak
 

Kim Wingerak
Director
VP, Operations, RioCan REIT
CREW Calgary
 
In her current role at the first and one of the largest REITs in Canada, Wingerak is focused on contributing to improving the operations across her portfolio of approximately 10 million square feet. An active member of CREW Calgary since 2005, she has served as chapter president and chaired and served on multiple committees over the years.

 

Debra Swearingen
 

Debra Swearingen
Alternate Director
VP of Commercial Banking, CommunityAmerica Credit Union
CREW Kansas City
 
Swearingen has been affiliated with the banking industry for over 25 years and has been active in business development, staff mentorship and leadership development, and in her local community. She has been an active member of CREW KC, serving as president in 2018, and has previously served on the board in several capacities. 

 


Members and officers continuing their service on the CREW Network board of directors in 2021 are:

Christine Gorham – Immediate Past President
Director of Development, CADDIS Healthcare Real Estate
CREW Atlanta

Adrienne Bain - Director
Vice President, Citizens Bank
CREW Charlotte and CREW-St. Louis

Kathy Carr - Director
Corporate Real Estate, Abbott
CREW Austin

Wendy Mann, CAE
CEO, CREW Network
President, CREW Network Foundation


About CREW Network

CREW Network is the premier business network dedicated to transforming the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally. Our members are 12,000 professionals in 75+ markets worldwide and represent all disciplines of commercial real estate. Learn more at www.crewnetwork.org.

 
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