Member Spotlight - Stacey Tobar, Chairperson to Impact Awards

September 15, 2020
Written by: CREW Detroit
This week’s Spotlight is on Stacey Tobar, Manager, Landscape Architect with Giffels Webster.  Stacey also serves as the Board Chairperson to CREW Detroit’s Impact Awards Committee. With Stacey’s leadership, the mission of the CREW Detroit Impact Awards Committee is to successfully plan, implement and promote a premier awards program focused on utilizing membership, sponsorship and industry relationships to recognize, and award, recently completed commercial developments. The Impact Awards are designed to recognize projects that have significantly impacted their surrounding community.

Why did you join CREW? And how long have you been in CREW? 
I was introduced to CREW by a partner in our firm. He knew of the great value this organization has, and recognized the benefits it would provide not only our office, but me personally. I have been a member of CREW since Fall 2015.

What advice would you give a new Member?
Participate - Engage – Attend: the social events, the golf outings, the various guest speakers. This is where you really get to know the vast network of our chapter and learn of the resources at your fingertips.

Why is CREW important to you? To your company? 
CREW is important to me for the opportunities to connect with other goal oriented people. We are doers, supporters, and team builders. It is not uncommon to be involved in a project and know a handful of our members are also on the team. This allows for quicker collaboration and provides as assurance in the quality work for the project. 

How have you been involved in CREW? Committees; Board? 
My involvement began by volunteering on the GOLF Committee – great way to meet many members due to the size of the committee. Once I learned more about other committees, I transitioned to the IMPACT Committee. This is my fourth year with this committee and I am fortunate to be the Chair this year of an amazing group.

What is your favorite quote? 
Do unto others as you would have then do unto you. – The Golden Rule