Board of Directors

Toronto CREW 2018 Board of Directors


President - Anna Kennedy 
Cheif Operation Officer
& Chief Financial Officer 
KingSett Capital 
T: 416-687-6714 

President-elect - Alison Tortorice 
Senior Director, Legal 
The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited 
T: 416-598-8558 
Past President - Rosalyn Wallace 
Director of Real Estate & Transactional and Legal Services    
Magna International Inc. 
T: 905-726-7914  

Corporate Secretary - Alysha Valenti
Vice-President & Business Manager
T: 416-865-8407
Treasurer -  Farrah Khimji 
Grant Thornton LLP 
T: 416-607-4588 
Director, Education and Professional Development - Kim Train
General Manager, National Programs 
Oxford Properties Group
T: 416-350-3182 
Director, Marketing & Communications - Susan Vertes Dutton          
T: 647-458-8471 

Director, Membership - Josie Lee 
Senior Advisor 
Colliers Project Leaders 
T: 647-203-6523 
Director, Programs - Vera Gisarov 
Senior Project Manager
IA Interior Architects 

Why serve on the Board of Directors?

  • Broaden your professional network.
  • Know ‘who to ask’ if you have questions or wish to seek advice on key industry issues.
  • Hone your organizational and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrate to your peers your special skills and capabilities, so they will be inclined to refer work to you, should the opportunity arise.
  • Increase your visibility in the industry.
  • Demonstrate your leadership skills to your boss.
  • Provides a sense of belonging in the real estate community.
  • Give back to the great industry that has given so much to you.
  • Learn about different facets of the commercial real estate industry.
  • Be recognized for your contributions by your peers.
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Associate with people who are like you – balancing a demanding career, family, and self.
  • It’s fun!

Board Member Selection

Toronto CREW is managed by a strategic Board of Directors consisting of nine members. The Call for Nominations to the Board is issued in the early spring of each year. Chapter policy governing nominations for Toronto CREW leadership positions permits members to nominate themselves or others to an independent Nominating Committee. This ensures an unbiased review of all candidates and aims to encourage broad interest from the general membership.

For the positions on the Board, the Nominating Committee will consider in particular those who have demonstrated interest in serving and who have an understanding of goals and purposes of Toronto CREW, which is typically gained from working on committees, or having been a Vice-Chair, Chair or Director, or in a professional position which provides qualifications for a particular role.

Past Presidents of Toronto CREW

2017 Rosalyn Wallace - Magna International
2016 Sharon Addison - Dentons LLP
2015 Kim Lanthier - 
2014 Tara Piurko - Miller Thomson LLP
2013 Samantha Farrell - 
2012 Nancy Prenevost - Oxford Properties Group
2011 Megan McGowan - M2Co Inc.
2010 Barbara Bees - .
2009 Jane Helmstadter - Bennett Jones LLP
2008 Andrea Kraus - Lennard Commercial Realty, Brokerage
2007 Carolyn Laidley Arn - Lennard Commercial Realty, Brokerage
2006 Marta Lewycky - Minden Gross LLP
2005 Mary Mowbray - Colliers International
2004 Karen Weaver - D+H Limited Partnership.
2003 Denise MacDonald - Hangar9 Retail Operations
2002 Danny Klempfner - S & H Realty Corporation
2001 Victoria Joly - Distinctive Advisors Inc.
2000 Janis Duncan - More than an Occasion.
1999 Janis Duncan - More than an Occasion
1998 Danny Klempfner - S & H Realty Corporation
1997 Danny Klempfner - S & H Realty Corporation

Toronto CREW’s Past Presidents, at our 20th Anniversary Dinner in January 2016