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Chapter-to-Chapter Breakout Sessions

Date JAN. 23, 2020
Time 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
FeeIncluded in Registration

Brainstorm. Build. Bond.

Join a facilitated conversation to gain new ideas from peers, identify opportunities, and get solutions to your chapter’s challenges. Each session will be offered twice—from 2- 2:45 p.m. and 3-3:45 p.m. Bring your chapter board and committee chairs to cover discussions in each of the groups.


In this discussion, learn best practices, important timelines and tasks to keep your budget healthy and your chapter in good financial standing.

Who should attend?

Treasurer and President

Facilitated by

Jennifer Chambers
Partner, Plante Moran
(CREW Detroit)

Justin Hawkins


Governance puts structure around your vision and guides you toward your chapter goals. We will discuss best practices for governance, including bylaws, policies and procedures, and strategic plans.

Who should attend?

Chapter board members, Governance Committee chair/member

Facilitated by

Jenny Weissenbach
Director of Member/Chapter Services, CREW Network


Your members—and potential members—are exposed to thousands of marketing messages every day. Learn tips and tricks to make your chapter communications stand out and get noticed, resulting in increased visibility for your membership, events, programs and awards.

Who should attend?

Director of Membership, Director of Marketing/Communications, Communications/Marketing Committee chair/member

Facilitated by

Megan Cottrell
Web Content and Community Manager, CREW Network

Member Recruitment

We have turned the calendar to a new year. How will your chapter meet its membership recruitment goal in 2020? Learn from chapters who have executed successful membership drives and exceeded new member goals.

Who should attend?

Director of Membership, Director of Member Services, Membership Committee chair/member

Facilitated by

Heidi Andrews
AVP, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
(CREW Houston)

Laura Lewis
Chief Marketing Officer, CREW Network

Small Chapters

Are you a chapter with 80 or less members? Share best practices and challenges with other small chapters. Take away ideas to kick start new or improve existing initiatives or programs in your chapter that don’t require a large budget or cadre of volunteers.

Who should attend?

Small chapter board members

Facilitated by

Julie Andrews
Marketing Manager, Logan Developers, Inc.
(Cape Fear CREW)

The Role of President and President-Elect

Learn what to expect when you’re currently or expecting to be the leader of your chapter. Learn the ins and outs of the president and president-elect roles and ask questions of others in these positions across our organization.

Who should attend?

President and President-Elect

Facilitated by

Jenna Kirkpatrick Howard
VP, Risk Management Consultant, Lockton Companies, LLC
(CREW Washington DC)

Wendy Mann, CAE
CEO, CREW Network