CREW Cleveland Celebrates its 30th Birthday

September 13, 2018
Written by: Mary Gerding, CREW Cleveland President

On a beautiful evening this September 13th, Cleveland CREW members and their guests enjoyed the view of Lake Erie and the Cleveland skyline during the anniversary jubilee.  Cocktails and appetizers flowed in a room abuzz with networking and catching up on friendships.  Past presidents and past board members reminisced while a three piece ensemble played on.  Current member and past president Laura Hengle, classically trained in voice, joined in for a few tunes. 

CREW Cleveland was founded in 1988.  Our records describe 12 enterprising ladies looking to collaborate in a profession where women were quite the exception.  Cleveland’s organization went on to subscribe to the CREW Network in 1990.  Fast forward to now, Cleveland has 97 local members, Network has over 11,000. 

CREW Cleveland has 2 consecutive members since roles were maintained – congratulations to Linda Green and Mary Forbes Lovett.  Not far behind with over 20 years of consecutive membership are Diane Davies, Sophia Deseran, Suzanne Hamilton and Amy Kellogg.  Our 15 year or more members include Teresa Beazley, Kristine Cerny, Laura Hengle, Debora Lasch, Kim McNally, Jodi Rich, Joan Troph and Amy Whitacre.  We appreciate your continued support and mentorship.

Don’t miss the video collection of past officers sharing their experience and the value of joining CREW.  Let’s inspire a new generation!

View Event Photos  

The evening was made extra special due to the contributions of our event sponsors:  Pearl – Bock & Clark, Erie Title and Siegel Jennings LPA; Silver – Amrock Title, First American Title, and Novogradac & Co. LLP; Crystal – Diane Strojin; and our in-kind video producer Tucker Ellis LLP.  To all of our sponsors and our Past Presidents Committee, thank you for a wonderful event.