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Winter Leadership Summit 2018

CREW Network posted a recent article featuring the latest CREW Leadership Summit in Tucson, Arizona. Leadership Summits are not just for delegates—outside of chapter leader development, the panelists spoke about leadership and development training that can be useful for each member. In addition to informative seminars, CREW Network also informs members of organization updates. At this summit, attendees were notified that Network will soon be releasing an updated Strategic Plan and that the Gold Standard Playbook is being re-worked. Please enjoy the article below, with one of the photos featuring our President-Elect, Nikkia Fitch of RS&F

CREWBaltimore President-Elect Nikkia Fitch

Read CREW Network’s post here

CREWspective – Winter Leadership Summit Takeaways


Howard Sobkov, CapEx Management, CREWBaltimore President-elect speaks at Winter Leadership Summit

Howard Sobkov, CapEx Management Group, CREWBaltimore President-elect at CREW Network Winter Leadership Summit

After attendance at the CREW Network Winter Leadership Summit in San Diego, CA on February 12-13, 2015, our President-elect, Howard Sobkov, has provided some of his top takeaways from the CREW Council Meeting and open mic session.

Strategic Plan Each Chapter should have a strategic plan and review it regularly.  It should be easily read and implemented.

  • Takeaway: CREWBaltimore needs to review and simplify the agenda

Playbook  Chapter leaders and all members should read and take notes on the Playbooks found on the CREW Network website.

Network Liaison Committee  Each Chapter should establish a Network Liaison committee to encourage members to serve on CREW Network committees, review the website and download relevant matter as well as contributing on social media positively.

  • Takeaway: Discuss establishing a Network Liaison Committee at the February Board meeting

Delegate and Foundation Champion There are terrific tools prepared by CREW Network and available on the website.

Regional Council Meeting: The next Council meeting will be held in Baltimore.  All members are invited to attend.  As a smaller meeting, it is an excellent opportunity to get to know members in other chapters.

  • Takeaway: Attend the Baltimore Leadership Summit June 18-19 and consider attending other Summits and the Convention in Seattle

CREWBiz App  Downloading the app will prove useful both locally and throughout the CREW Network of almost 10,000 members.  It may also cause you to update your CREW Biz profile.

  • Takeaway: Download the CREW Biz app and ensure that you can be found if an out of state CREW member needs your services.

MIT CREW Network is working to develop a leader certificate from MIT/CREW due to the quality of the programing and adding to credentials.

  • Takeaway: Stay tuned to CREW because you never know what may come next

There is a wealth of knowledge, leadership training and strategic ideas presented at Network Summits which every member should experience for themselves. Take advantage of these great opportunities when they arise and advocate for our organization.

Save the Date for the Spring Leadership Summit being held at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel June 18-19, 2015 in Baltimore, MD. It doesn’t get much closer to home than that!

Board of Directors 2015

board of directors 2015

CREWBaltimore Board of Directors 2015


Karen Pecoraro, Cardno ATC


Howard Sobkov, Cap Ex Management Group


Amy Lacock, Colliers International


Karyn Tasker, CohnReznick LLP


Kim Hogan, Cushman & Wakefield of Maryland, Inc.

General Counsel

Michele Cohen, Miles & Stockbridge, P.C.


Deborah Ford, University of Baltimore

Patty Lang, Choice Plantings, Inc.

Glenda Sanders, Sanders Designs

Dawn Sangley, PLDA Interiors

Kathleen Bands Schindler, My Cleaning Service, Inc.

2015 Committee Leadership

Programs Committee

Chair: Kristen Schrader, KBE Building Corporation

Co-Chair: Ally Happel, AlliedBarton Security Services

Public Relations Committee

Chair: Candace Zang, Susquehanna Bank

Community Action Committee

Chair: Polly Houck, Absolute Service Industries, LLC

Membership Committee

Chair: Dawn Rogers, Obrecht Commercial Real Estate, Inc.

Sponsorship Committee

Chair: Laurie Marino, Colliers International

Finance Committee

Chair: Joan Renner, The Brick Companies