Leadership Spotlight - Katherine Fons - Co-Chair Outreach Committee

September 16, 2021
Written by: CREW Detroit
This week’s spotlight is on Katherine Fons, Senior Analyst, Walker & Dunlop.  Katherine is Co-Chair for CREW Detroit Outreach Committee.  With her dedication and commitment, the CREW Detroit Outreach Committee extends the mission and vision of CREW Network by inspiring and educating the next generation of female professionals. This is achieved by mentoring and hosting events with our local schools, universities and communities, helping to create an expanded interest in the commercial real estate industry for the next generation. Outreach programs not only provide scholarship and employment opportunities from our chapter membership, but also help create dynamic forums that continue the CREW conversation and the goal of achieving equality in our industry.

Name the app you can’t live without. Why?
Spotify – I can’t live without my podcasts! 
 
What character trait do you most admire?
Honesty.
 
Do you have any hidden talents?
Water sports! I’ve gotten pretty good at water skiing, wakeboarding and wake skating.

What is the best advice you have ever been given?
To not take life too seriously.

What was the biggest thing, business or personal, you accomplished this year? 
Assimilating into a new role on my company’s corporate marketing team. 

Who is your favorite Superhero? Why?
Jack-Jack from The Incredibles. He’s tiny but powerful (and I have a nephew named Jack that looks just like him).  

Is there a charitable cause you support? If so, what makes them so important to you?
The Blood Cancer Foundation of Michigan – it’s a charity near and dear to my family’s heart. 

What is the most important thing we should know about you?
I’m very family oriented. I’m lucky that we’re so tight knit!