Committees

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Active members of the New Jersey Chapter will tell you that peer-to-peer networking and gaining value from the chapter starts at the committee level. There are many opportunities to participate no matter how much (or how little) time you have to give, so please fill out the volunteer form and contact us to get started!

Education: The team provides engaging and industry relevant speakers at a variety of venues in support of professional development for chapter members. To do this they need help identifying and securing speakers, developing topics for sessions, and all the aspects of meeting planning for the events. 

Co-Chairs: 

Greg Angelillo, Stanwich Energy Advisors
Jeff Weidenborner, Savills

Volunteers:
Kelcia Azevedo, Standard Chartered Bank
Mohammed Shehzad, Atriade
Jeff Weidenborner, Savills Studley
Karen Ehrenworth, Verizon
Rachel Lambrecht, Health Buildings
Banafsheh Soltani, Gensler
Stephen Blau, CFI (EC oversight)
 
 
Communication: The team works to develop positive exposure and awareness about the chapter by taking photos at events, writing event recaps for the website and newsletter, and utilizing social media.

Co-Chairs:
Julie May, Gunlocke
Matthew Negron, Dauphin

Volunteers:
Kelley Douglass, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Annemarie Fleming, MovePlan
Michelle Hollander, Meehan Consulting Group Inc.

Sonya Verny, IA Interior Architects
 
Membership: This committee helps grow the chapter by identifying new members (both end users and service providers), while retaining existing members. 

Co-Chairs:
Liz Archer, Dewberry
Brooke Dubinski, Turner Construction Company


Volunteers:
Nicolas DeCotiis, JLL
Deborah Stoller, Audible, Inc.

Andrea Megnin, EC Oversight

Sponsorship: This committee is responsible for identifying people and companies interested in sponsoring chapter events and promoting their firm.

Chair:

Christie Mullen, Structure Tone
 
Volunteers:
Lisa Brinkman, HOK
Tim Burdge, Syska Hennessy

Wendy Ceron, HLW
Kirk Devonish, Suddath Companies
Jeff Kopelman, CFI

Special Events: This energetic and creative group plans all the fun social events such as the Summer Social, networking happy hours and more.

Chair:

Nina Chmura, Withum

Volunteers:
Steve Chemi, Sweetwater Construction Corp.
Regina Stevenson
Stephen Blau (EC Oversight)
 
Young Leaders: This group is focused on identifying potential members new to the industry (35 years old and younger) to help them get a jump start on their professional development while establishing a forum for continuing education, mentoring and social networking.

Co-Chairs:

Ryan McCarthy, JLL
Mike Nieliwodski, Savills Studley


Volunteers:
Justin Brzostowski, The Holder Group
MariaGrace Iantosca, Cushman & Wakefield
David Rainey, AFD Contract Furniture
Stephanie Tabares, Gensler
Eric Wagner, CBRE
Don Watson (EC Oversight)

Women's Group: This group is dedicated to providing networking opportunities and programs specific to women in the Corporate Real Estate industry. Our goal is to elevate women in Corporate Real Estate through engagement, empowerment and education. 

Co-Chairs:
Tami Pegos, Gensler
Mary Beth Sullivan, Teknion

Volunteers:
Alex Goggin, Century Carpet
Beth O'Brien, Gunlocke
Melissa Strickland, HLW
Joy Young, Johnson & Johnson
Dana Nalbantian (EC Oversight)

Community Outreach: This committee is responsible for creating meaningful opportunities for chapter members to give back to the community.

Co-Chairs:
Gary Marx, BlueCap Economic Advisors, LLC
Shane Whelan, KBA Lease Services

Volunteers:
Kelcia Azevedo, Standard Chartered Bank
Daniela Pava, Environmental Alliance
Banafsheh Soltani, Gensler

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