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Past Presidents & History
Prior to the Annual Wine Dinner on 11/14/19 CREW Pittsburgh hosted a Past Presidents VIP Champagne Hour at Hotel Monaco.?We were thrilled that 16 of our 19 past CREW Pittsburgh Presidents could join us that evening to celebrate their service to CREW.?Old friends were able to reconnect and new friendships were made.?As a group we reviewed the progress of CREW Pittsburgh and previewed our exciting plans for the future.?After the VIP event CREW Pittsburgh hosted our largest Wine Dinner to date with over 160 attendees.
Pittsburgh Chapter of Commercial Real Estate for Women
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Angela Gillot, 2019
Mimi Fersch, 2018
Autumn Harris, 2017
Michelle L. Allerton, 2016
Sarah Lamperski, 2015
Christina Bucciero, 2014
Maureen Jordan, 2013
Kris Volpatti, 2012
Cynthia Kamin, 2011
Maureen Ford, 2010
Megan Zillweger-Jones, 2009
Mary Guinee, 2008
Christi Neroni, 2007
Eve Bursic, 2006
Heather Knuth, 2004 & 2005
Kim Ford, 2002 & 2003
Pittsburgh Women in Commercial Real Estate Past Presidents
Kim Ford, 2000 – 2002
Terry Lorince, 1999
Claudia A. Steeb, 1998 & 1997
Michelle Keane Domeisen, 1996 & 1995
The Pittsburgh Chapter of Commercial Real Estate for Women celebrated their 20th Anniversary at their Wine Tasting Dinner at The Priory.??
CREW Pittsburgh History
The foundation for CREW Pittsburgh began In October of 1994, when five (5) women in Pittsburgh, Michelle Keane Domeisen, Claudia A. Steeb, Janet McCarthy, Mary Maddamma and Lynne Lehrer, with the help of Zee Fry and Suzanne Ewing—worked diligently to form a women’s organization in the field of commercial real estate.
In 1995, Pittsburgh Women in Commercial Real Estate (PWCRE)? was formed.
Using everyone’s Rolodex information, the first meeting was held in February 1995 at the Duquesne Club with an overwhelming 80 present.? Since then, PWCRE has attracted on average 100 members per year.
In 2002 the Board of Directors led by Kim Ford, which included Heather Knuth, Kris Volpatti, Kathy Graham, Terri Sokoloff, Eileen Iorio, Marcia Grimes, Patti Dittman, Eve Bursic, Mary Guinee and Claudia Steeb evaluated the possibility of expanding the group to the national level.? Based on positive membership feedback a formal vote was conducted in June 2002.
An overwhelming majority voted to become the Western Pennsylvania chapter of the national network of commercial real estate women (CREW Network).? In October of 2002 Pittsburgh Women in Commercial Real Estate was officially voted into the national network and officially changed its name to Commercial Real Estate Women - Pittsburgh (CREW Pittsburgh).