This week’s Spotlight is on Meredith Vyn, Business Development Executive for Haworth. Meredith also serves as Chair to CREW Detroit’s Programs Committee. With her assistance in leadership, the Programs Committee plans and coordinates various events throughout the year. These events are centered on topics that matter to the commercial real estate industry. The Programs Committee aims to provide provoking, relevant and helpful content to our members and CRE professionals at exciting venues throughout Metro Detroit.
Why did you join CREW? And how long have you been in CREW?
I joined CREW to strengthen my industry Network and was inspired by people I worked with that seemed to be engaging in new ways and building a larger foundation for business growth. I have been in Crew for 3+ years now.
What advice would you give a new Member?
Joining a committee is extremely effective in getting to know people quickly and feeling part of the organization. I adopted this from the onset and have been on a committee ever since. It is a great way to meet and get to know people on a deeper level.
Why is CREW important to you? To your company?
CREW is important to me for a variety of reasons beyond building future business relationships. It has helped me see the industry many through different lenses, gain a stronger knowledge base around all of the players, careers and opportunities within the CRE industry.
Things I wish I had known to elevate my professional career:
Vet a variety of industry organizations before committing and find one that fits and inspires you. Do not spread yourself too thin as you will gain less benefit and value long term.
How have you been involved in CREW? Committees; Board?
I have been a co-chair and chair on the programs committee. These women amaze me and are so creative bringing new ideas to the table. We work hard creating great experiences, networking and learning opportunities for our members. I am really proud to be a part of this dynamic bunch!
Who was your CREW Sponsor and how did they impact your experience within CREW?
Heather Greene has helped me see the benefits of CREW and helped make warm introductions to a fantastic group of professionals. Thank you Heather for setting up the Coffee Chats during Covid!
What is your favorite quote?
The days are long but the years are short, make each one count”