The programs and services REFA offers are the backbone of the association and are the responsibility of a variety of committees made up of REFA members. Joining a committee is a key way to optimize your REFA membership. Listed below are the 2019 REFA committees in which you are welcome to become involved. REFA’s success is directly related to the participation of its members and so we invite you to return the below form at your earliest convenience with your committee choice(s).

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Annual Events Committee
The Annual Events Committee is responsible for planning REFA's Signature Panel Programs - the Annual Forecasting Luncheon held in January and the Fall Conference held in September. Committee responsibilities include: composing the program content, identifying and securing the keynote speaker, moderator, and panelists and assisting with the content development and marketing. The Annual Events Committee meets ever other month or as needed.

2020 Tri-Chairs:
Peter Bloomfield, KPMG
Nilesh Bubna, Longpoint Realty Partners
Sean Randall, Citizens Bank

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee
REFA’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee will focus on implementing the DEI Policy which was adopted in 2017. The committee will be responsible for working on programming, developing policy and best practices and serving as ambassadors with a goal of creating are more inclusive membership

2020 Tri-Chairs:
Doug Novitch, Wells Fargo Bank
Naomi Mayeux, National Development
Amanda Strong, MITIMCo

Emerging Leaders Committee

The Emerging Leaders Committee is responsible for planning networking and educational programs focused on Leadership Development. The committee also plans quarterly community service activities and After Hours networking receptions. The Emerging Leaders Committee meets monthly in a small group setting - meetings typically include an industry/market round-table discussion.

2020 Tri-Chairs:
Greg Bohenko, Samuels & Associates
Sam Hallowell, Newmark Knight Frank
Ian McKinley, Hunneman

Golf Committee
The Golf Committee is responsible for planning the Annual REFA Charitable Golf Tournament held in July of each year. This includes planning event components, identifying sponsorship opportunities, and assisting with sponsor outreach. The Golf Committee meets January - July.

2020 Co-Chairs:

Israel Lopez, The Gutierrez Company
Doug MacLean, Berkshire Bank

Membership Committee
The Membership Committee is responsible for generating new member leads, assisting with the dues renewal process and identifying ways to retain, engage, and attract new members. The Membership Committee meets monthly January - March and then every other month for the remainder of the year.

2020 Tri-Chairs:
Bob Brown, Brookline Bank
Sam Crossan, JLL
Chris Legocki, Longpoint Realty Partners

Mentor Program Committee
The REFA Mentorship Program provides REFA Emerging Leader members with the opportunity to be paired with a senior-level REFA member or professional within the industry for a yearlong partnership. Meeting throughout the calendar year, mentors/mentees share ideas, career advice, and are a sounding board to discuss career and professional development.

2020 Co-Chairs:
John Roach, US Bank
Kevin Stone, KeyBank Real Estate Capital

Programs Committee

The Programs Committee is responsible for planning 11 educational programs per  year. Committee responsibilities include: identifying timely topics and speakers, securing speakers, assisting with content development and marketing. The Programs Committee meets monthly.

2020 Tri-Chairs:
Kristen Binck, Oxford Properties
Amanda Eckhoff, Robinson + Cole
Patrick Keefe, JLL

Form may be returned to Alex Levine at, faxed to 617-588-0286 or mailed to:
Three Center Plaza, Mezzanine Suite
Boston, MA 02108.

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