CREW Dallas will observe 35th anniversary, recognizing four award winners at December luncheon

DALLAS – November 20, 2015 – Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Dallas will celebrate the year-end with an open-to-the-public awards luncheon to be held on Friday, December 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton, 2121 McKinney Ave. in Dallas. The year 2015 also marks the 35th anniversary of CREW.The CREW Dallas awards to be given that day will be for Outstanding New Member, Most Valuable Player, Career Advancement for Women-Individual and Career Advancement for Women-Corporate. Seventeen finalists in these four categories are competing for the awards.

“2015 has been very productive for CREW Dallas, especially since it has been our 35th anniversary.  We felt this is our way of giving volunteers the recognition and appreciation for their contributions to a very successful year,” said Sally Longroy, president of CREW Dallas and a shareholder with Guida, Slavich & Flores, P.C.  “The finalists have the character and traits found in most achieving women in the field of commercial real estate.”

Finalists for the awards are as follows:

Outstanding New Member:

Megan DeLeon, Bright & Co Marketing; Lindsey Jamar, Republic Title; Katie Torres, BB&T; Michelle Chesney, Preston Bend; Amy Lezon, Texas Capital Bank; and Carol Payne, Estes Okon Thorne & Carr PLLC

Most Valuable Player:

Carol Sosebee, Coldwell Banker Commercial Alliance; Tracie Frazier, KDC; Shannon Whitehead, Colliers; Rachel Koster, Hudson Peters Commercial; Kenya Brooks, Lincoln Property Company; and Barbara Kennedy, Shannon Gracey Ratliff & Miller LLP

Career Advancement for Women- Individual Category:

Diana Bearden, Strasburger & Price; Cindy Cohn, Springboard Consulting; and

Liz Trocchio, The Trocchio Advantage

Career Advancement for Women- Company Category:

Amegy Bank and Republic Title of Texas

There will also be a special designation given out for The CREW in the Community award for philanthropic excellence.

The luncheon begins with a champagne reception from 11:30 noon and the luncheon and awards program is from noon to 1:30 p.m.  The event is sponsored by Hudson Peters Commercial, Jackson-Shaw, Coda Consulting, Coldwell Banker Commercial Alliance and Lane Gorman Trubitt.

The luncheon is $55 for CREW members and $85 for guests. For more information, contact Kim Hopkins at 214/890-6490 or email


CREW Dallas is a powerful network that creates success for women in commercial real estate.

The 35-year-old CREW Dallas provides opportunities for networking, business development, education, leadership development and civic/philanthropic involvement and seeks to positively impact the industry and community.


For additional information,

Contact Marlene Glasser