This week’s Spotlight is on Elizabeth Lyon, Marketing Manager for DeMaria Building Company. Elizabeth also serves as Chairperson for CREW Detroit’s Golf Committee. Through her leadership, the CREW golf outing is known for being one of the premier golf outings in our region. The mission of the Golf Committee is to connect the commercial real estate industry through the game of golf. The committee offers participants, sponsors and volunteers a high caliber event, while promoting networking and increasing the visibility of the CREW Detroit brand to non-CREW Detroit members.
Why did you join CREW? And how long have you been in CREW?
I joined Crew 6 years ago to learn more about the CRE industry and get to know my fellow peers.
What advice would you give a new Member?
Join a committee. It’s the easiest way to start introducing yourself, your company and familiarizing yourself with the women of CREW Detroit.
Why is CREW important to you? To your company?
CREW is important to me because you never know what business opportunity someone knows about or can give you a leg-up on, personal and business related.
What has CREW done for you? Personally and Professionally?
CREW has given me a boost of confidence in the profession and has helped me when interviewing for a new company.
3 things I wish I had known to elevate my professional career.
• Speak Up more.
• Find a professional mentor
• It’s okay to job hunt when they aren’t advancing you
How have you been involved in CREW? Committees; Board?
I’ve been a Golf committee member for 6 years, Co Chair for 2 years and Chair for one year. Also involved with the communications team.
Who was your CREW Sponsor and how did they impact your experience within CREW?
How would you describe your leadership style and/or key attributes of your professional strengths?
Collaborative and Decisive .
What is your favorite quote?
“What is for you shall not pass”