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CREW Greenville Croquet for CREW Awards

We are now accepting nominations for our 2024 Croquet for CREW Awards!

Recipients will be recognized at our inaugural Croquet for CREW Event.


Award Categories

New Member of the Year (INDIVIDUAL)

The New Member of the Year Award recognizes a a member who is a rising leader in CREW Upstate and in the commercial real estate industry.


The CREW Catalyst Award recognizes a commercial real estate professional who consistently exemplifies CREW Network’s commitment to advancing women, serving as a catalyst for change in their company and throughout the industry. This award is presented to a professional whose actions had a significant impact on one or more women in the industry to help pursue and succeed in new opportunities.

(formerly Career Advancement for Women)

Congratulations to our past award winners!

2022 Winners

Woman to Watch

Brantley Anderson, Colliers

Spirit of CREW

Michelle Dodge, Truist

CREW Catalyst

Ramona Farrell, Farrell Insights

New Member of the Year

Adam Thoma, HMK Architects + Planners

Distinguished Leader

Chesley White, SHLTR Architects

CREW Collaboration

Canal Insurance Relocation

Colliers, Bonitz, Rescom Construction, PMC Commercial Interiors

Development Impact

Judson Mill

Triangle Construction, McMillan Pazdan Smith, Belmont Sayre, Taft Family Ventures, Avison Young

2020-21 Winners

Rising Star

Chesley White, SHLTR Architects

Career Advancement for Women

Mark Cooter, Cherry Bekaert

Distinguished Leader

Jennifer Mustar, HDR

Lifetime Achievement

Debbie McDonough, (retired) Cherry Bekaert

Development Impact

GSP International Airport Air Cargo Facility
Arthrex, Inc.

2019 Winners

Rising Star

Mareena Register, Cherry Bekaert

Career Advancement for Women

Lisa Dwight, DP3 Architects

Distinguished Leader

Brantley Anderson, Colliers International

Development Impact

Plush Mills, Serendipity Labs

2018 Winners


Kimberly Bailey, Brasfield & Gorrie

Rising Star

Alison Hollstegge, CBI

Career Advancement for Women

Jayne McCall, Hughes Development Corporation

Development Impact

Mike Murphy, Steve Foushee and Douglas Rackley, City of Greenville Public Works

Development Impact

Neil Wilson, Bogue Wallin, Patty Bock, Lisa Lanni and Ed Good, Aug W. Smith Building

2015 Winners

Rising Star Award

Lindsey Myers, McCallum Sweeny Consulting

Significant Achievement

Michelle Gaillard, SunTrust Bank

Best Interiors Project

McMillan Pazdan Smith and CBI Millennium Cancer Treatment Center for Bon Secours St. Francis Health System

Leadership / Career Advancement for Women – Individual

Debbie McDonough, Cherry Bekeart

Leadership / Career Advancement for Women – Company

McCallum Sweeney Consulting

2014 Winners

Rising Star Award

Courtney Warren and Kay Hill

Outstanding Leadership Individual Award

Meg Scoopmire

Outstanding Leadership Organization Award

Sage Valuation

Most Significant Transaction

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer

Best Interiors

GHS HQ- Cely Construction, McMillan Pazdan Smith, Young Office

2013 Winners

Rising Star Award

Kacie Jackson, ECS Carolinas, LLP

Outstanding Leadership Individual Award

Maggie Kleger, Britt, Peters & Associates, Inc.

Outstanding Leadership Organization Award

Wyche, PA

2012 Winners

Rising Star Award

Tara Brenton Hile, Newfound Studio, Architecture + Design

Outstanding Leadership Award

Hope Tz Schmalzl, Prudential C. Dan Joyner Commercial

Outstanding Leadership Organization Award

Clemson University’s Richard H. Pennell Center for
Real Estate Development

Significant Achievement Award

Sally Sarratt, Mcmillan Pazdan Smith

Lifetime Achievement Award

Nancy Whitworth, City of Greenville, Economic Development

2011 Winners

Rising Star Award

Mary Douglas Hirsch, Downtown Development Manager and Tracy Ramseur, Development Coordinator, City of Greenville Economic Development

Outstanding Sponsor Award

Elliot Davis, LLC

2010 Founding Board Members

Maurie Lawrence, Wyche Burgess Freeman & Parham, P.A.
Debbie McDonough, Elliott Davis, LLC
Tara Hile, Newfound Studios, LLC
Anna O’Brien, Cogdell Spencer
Karla Kelley, Complete Commercial Solutions
Hope Tz Schmalzl, Prudential C. Dan Joyner
Megan O’Neill, Wyche Burgess Freeman & Parham, P.A.
Hillary Andren-Wise, McMillan Pazdan Smith
Renee Dunlap, NAI Earle Furman
Patty Wilhoit, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
Donna Millard, Elliott Davis, LLC; and
Kathryn “Kitty” Allen, Coldwell Banker Caine.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Anne S. Ellefson, Managing Director, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.

CREW Impact Award

Lisa Lanni, Principal, McMillan Pazdan Smith