Leadership Spotlight – Alicia Washeleski

August 22, 2022

This week’s spotlight is on Alicia Washeleski, Principal/Director of Program Management, Plante Moran Cresa.  Alicia is the Board Liaison for CREW Detroit Professional Development Committee.  With her on-going enthusiasm, leadership and commitment, the Professional Development Committee offers custom designed programming developed by CREW Detroit for its members with the express goal of empowering them and promoting their emergence as future leaders in the real estate industry.  

Where’s your favorite place to vacation? Why?
I need to be active so it would be a place where you can relax but also do things such as hike, bike, etc.  The best spot would be where there is no internet or phones.

Is it about winning or losing or how you play the game?
It used to be all about winning now it’s more about how to play the game. 

What do you do for fun?
Spend time with friends and family (including our 4 legged one), read, bowl and bike.

What’s the best book you’ve read recently?
I read 3-4 books a month all fiction.  I couldn’t pick just one. I enjoy them as I read them then move on to the next. 

What’s your idea of a perfect day?
Wake up without an alarm, work out, leisurely breakfast with my husband, catch up on emails, etc, check out a few job sites, drinks with friends, family dinner and reading before going to bed. 

What show are you currently binge-watching?
Just finished Ted Lasso.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
My mom found something I wrote in 4th grade that said I wanted to build houses, so it’s always been something in the design and construction arena. The more people told me that it wasn’t for girls, the more I wanted to do it. I even worked as a carpenter building houses in college.