To get the most out of your CoreNet Global membership, chapter involvement is a must. Listed below are the committees currently in place for the Atlanta Chapter. Feel free to contact the Committee Chair to find out more about their committee and joining!
Scott Hall, OFS Brands
Joseph Geierman, Troutman Sanders

The Communications Committee is two-fold with responsibilities to communicate internally to our Members and Sponsors and externally to the Atlanta business community. Communication efforts include email blasts about upcoming events, quarterly newsletters, and additional printed material for distribution to members and nonmembers and website management. This committee is valuable resource for all committees planned events and recorded successes.

Sally Maxwell, IBM
Tony Nelson, Global

The Community Reinvestment Committee focuses on giving back to the Atlanta Community. Early in the year, we host a Junior Achievement Day at a local school such as the Ronald McNair Learning Academy. This day of teaching is one of the most enjoyable and satisfying contributions we make each year.  

We also support selected urban outreach organizations such as SafeHouse Outreach and The Nicholas House.  We plan several workdays throughout the year for doing yard work, painting, and internal repairs and supplies that are needed on-site.
John McBreen, Ricoh
Jay Turney, Invesco

Another specialized committee that technically falls under the auspices of the Program Committee is the End Users Committee.  The End User Committee focuses on ways to engage more end users in the CoreNet Global Atlanta Chapter.  The primary responsibility is to develop end-user forums where corporate real estate decision makers gather to discuss topics of mutual interest.  These may range from one dedicated presentation/discussion to several 8 -10 person round table discussions.  These forums serve to develop a sense of a unique end user community within the larger Chapter.
Kerry Hughes, Piedmont Office Realty Trust
Jeff Pitts, The Coca-Cola Company
Sheena Stone, Office Images

The Membership Committee of the Atlanta Chapter is an important link between the Headquarters of CoreNet Global and our individual chapter success. The primary purposes of the committee are to attract, orient & mentor new members and retain existing members. Each of these roles has sub-committees within the Membership committee including university outreach, diversity, recruitment and retention.
Kim Rousseau, Cooper Carry
Mike Davis, Scotland Wright & Associates
ED Forum Chair:
Betsy Nurse, HOK

The Programs Committee is tasked with developing and planning our numerous education programs with speakers, presenters and panel discussions related to economic development, portfolio strategies, workplace trend and corporate real estate services.  This is done either directly, or in conjunction with other committees such as Young Leaders and Women of CoreNet Atlanta.

One of Programs major efforts includes the annual Education Forum which provides a concentrated day of learning with six course offerings and up to three keynote speakers. Topics, speakers and presentations are reviewed and approved by this committee, and many Program committee members are volunteers on the Education Forum subcommittee, which supports the sale of Education Forum sponsorships, facilitates registration, markets the event, plans the logistics and coordinates all break-out sessions and keynote speakers.  

Attendance at the Education Forum provides professional education credits including the Georgia Real Estate Commission (through GIRE) and CoreNet Global (MCR and SLCR). This spectacular day is greatly enhanced by the unparalleled networking with the corporate real estate professional community and is an exceptional opportunity to gain and share ideas.


Kelly Evans, CBRE
Golf & Tennis Chair: Corey NaLampoon, Steelcase

The  Networking  Committee  meets  on  a  regular  basis  to  discuss  ideas  and themes for our popular Networking Events. This committee has encouraged leadership within the Atlanta Chapter by having members volunteer to be a “champion” for each event. The champion volunteers plan and coordinate the event by selecting the location, menu and writing the description of the event for our Communications Committee to broadcast to the membership. In addition, the Networking Committee organizes the Annual Golf and Tennis Tournament. This event requires committee members to coordinate volunteers for the day of activities and tasks for the tournament.  

Addison Meriwether, Cushman & Wakefield
Amy Brey, JLL

The Sponsorship committee runs the annual fund raising program based on a budget goal established by the board at the annual planning session. This committee engages all board members in this process by maintaining a Target list of companies for each board member. In addition, they track commitments, issue updated reports, help with invoices, letters and other collateral material and make all arrangements for two annual sponsor appreciation functions.
Nima Ghomghani, CBRE 
Danielle Schmitt, HOK

New generations are continually entering the workforce with new knowledge and strategic vision, eager to change and improve the industry.  CoreNet is just the right outlet for you to grow in your corporate real estate field, providing great networking and education opportunities with senior leaders who really have a desire to listen and see you succeed. If you are under the age of 35, you qualify as a Young Leader and can take advantage of these great benefits!  Join this committee to help recruit new young leaders and plan this year’s exciting events!



Wendy Padrutt, Knoll

This group, launched in 2012, seeks to provide education, networking and membership to women across Atlanta who are active in the commercial real estate industry.  Additionally, the CoreNet Atlanta Women’s Group interacts on the global level through scheduled webcast meetings which focus on trends affecting female corporate real estate professionals.  The Women of CoreNet Atlanta Committee is responsible for creating two programs per year that are open to the entire membership.