Committees

Committees

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!
COMMUNICATIONS
Jason Haner, Leapley Construction (jhaner@leapleyconstruction.com)
Tyler Courtney, Cushman & Wakefield (Tyler.Courtney@cushwake.com)

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, 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.

COMMUNITY CARES COMMITTEE
Merrie West-Davis, Diversified (mwest@DiversifiedUS.com)
Chrissy Smith, Dekalb Office (CSmith@dekalboffice.com)

The Community Cares Committee focuses on giving back to the Atlanta Community. We 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.
 
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Jay Turney, Invesco (Jay.Turney@invesco.com)
Jeff Pitts, The Coca-Cola Company (jeffpitts@coca-cola.com)

Another specialized committee that technically falls under the auspices of the Program Committee is the End Users Committee. The End-User Committee provides a forum for Corporate Real Estate decision makers to collaborate over common opportunities and challenges.  We facilitate dialogue specifically designed for end-users to share best practices and learn from each other through discussions and presentations on relevant topics at “state of the art” venues. Additionally, the Committee focuses on ways to expand end user engagement and influence within the CoreNet Global Atlanta Chapter. 
MEMBERSHIP
Sheena Stone, Office Images (sstone@officeimagesinc.com)
Elizabeth Bairstow

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.
PROGRAMS
Kim Rousseau, Perkins + Will (Kim.Rousseau@perkinswill.com)
Alex Chambers, KDC (alex.chambers@kdc.com)

ED Forum Chairs:
Susan James, Teknion (susan.james@teknion.com)
Melanie Jones, CORT (Melanie.Jones@cort.com)

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 Diversity in Action.

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.
NETWORKING AND GOLF & TENNIS TOURNAMENT

Kelly Evans, CBRE (kelly.evans@cbre.com)
Christy Cain, ASD|SKY (ccain@asdnet.com)

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.  

SPONSORSHIP
Stephanie Scurlock, Piedmont Office Realty Trust (Stephanie.Scurlock@Piedmontreit.com)
Corey NaLampoon, Steelcase (CNALAMPO@steelcase.com)

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.
YOUNG LEADERS
Danielle Schmitt, HOK (danielle.schmitt@hok.com)
Sara Liese, National Office Furniture (sara.liese@nationalofficefurniture.com)

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!
 

 

DIVERSITY IN ACTION COMMITTEE
Wendy Padrutt, Knoll (wpadrutt@knoll.com)
Audra Cunningham, Physicians Realty Trust (alc@docreit.com)


The Diversity in Action Committee was formed to embrace and encourage all groups in Corporate Real Estate through Engagement, Empowerment and Education.  The DAC Committee will support the groups Mission and Purpose by creating a platform that encourages professional growth and personal development for all groups.

    • Attract and engage members at all levels of management
    • Promote mutual business interests
    • Create and deliver customized programs to prepare membership for advancement

We believe our mission is in direct response to memberships initiatives and the industry at large.

 
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