Get Involved

Executive Committee      
Chair & President   Elise Luckham
Scott Steuber
strategy & direction (supported by appointed Advisory Committee)
Sponsorship   Alex Perry funds - Translate the value of our Chapter to an ROI for current and potential sponsors
- Build relationships with the CRE support industry
- Some analysis of historical data is helpful
- It is helpful to be able to meet with sponsors in person
- Participation peaks between September and February with the annual sponsorship campaign
Membership   Nina Desrocher people - Promote the value of membership
- Conduct outreach to prospects and members
- Lead special projects to incent membership
- Research into local businesses and industries is helpful
- Participation peaks between September and February with the annual membership campaign
Treasurer   Tommaso Trinchieri budget & investments - Balance the budget of the Chapter
- Oversee flow of funds for events and other expenditures
- Conduct investments and/or donations, as determined by the Board
- Interests in investments, banking, or treasury are helpful
Secretary   Frances Pawlak operations (works closely with Chapter Administrator and Treasurer)
Los Angeles   Darren Shibuya
Pamela Saxton
support and reward our members and the CRE industry - Host and coordinate social and networking events to spotlight our industry achievements and build our members' support networks
- Find captivating places to meet and tour
- Procure sponsors for underwriting
- Keep abreast of member moves, recognize their achievements
- Assist with member outreach
- Identify new members
- Coordinate, across the Board, to represent the interests and priorities of their geography
Orange County   Russell Tieman
Sandi Rockwood
Brandon Tanner
Inland Empire   Elisa Laurel
Mike Nuby
San Diego   Alex Yakutis
Maria Martinico
Professional Development David Bauer
Matt Gammel
develop our members - Host and coordinate educational events - panel discussions, demonstrations, tours, etc.
- Stay abreast of topics impacting the CRE profession and/or new developments
- Seek out professionals for speaking engagements
- Develop inventory of host facilities
Young Leaders & Mentorship Anya Ostry support the next gen - Host and coordinate learning and networking events
- All ages and industries are welcome!
Communications & Marketing Sarah Devine communicate our value - Create the voice of the Chapter
- Develop templates and content for all media forums
- Support Chapter events, coordinate across all Committees
- Experience with brand development, social media, and/or media outlets is helpful
Ambassadors   Kathleen Neary
Lynn Kious
be the voice of members - Welcome and integrate new members into our Chapter
- Match volunteers with opportunities
- Support members in gaining the most out of membership
- Be the voice of the Chapter to the Board
- Prior experience on the Board is helpful
Signature Events      
Golf Tournament   Jeff Marquis
Maria Martinico
plan and host annual networking, awards, and charitable events  - Host and coordinate event - contract location, food and bev, entertainment, day-of logistics, etc.
- Coordinate MC and keynote speakers or presenters
- Build relationships with sponsors; procure auction donations
- Manage the budget and the playbook for the event
- Coordinate REmmy award nomination process and solicit nominations
REmmy's Awards   John Clement
Ali Stricklin
In general ...  
* Volunteers must be Active members and affiliated with the Southern California Chapter; it is recommended that volunteers have been a member for at least 2 years
* Volunteers are requested to actively participate in Chapter events, with emphasis on the Committee for which you are volunteering
* If you want to try out a new area for which you don't have experience, we want you to give it a try!
* Most Committees meet via phone for 1 hour per month; independent work is expected outside of the calls
* Inherent sales and people skills are helpful for Sponsorship, Membership, Young Leaders, and Ambassadors
* Event planning skills are helpful for all events, Regions, and Professional Development
* Committee members are vital to the succession and growth of our Chapter; you will be considered for future leadership positions
* The above is a snapshot. There's much more to operating our Chapter and we welcome all members to participate in any capacity!
                      Interested? Contact Chapter Administrator, Lisa Oakes at: