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 2017 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.

2017 Co-Chairs:
Robert Brown, Brookline Bank
Cristen Conkling, AEW Capital Management, L.P.

REFA 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.

2017 Tri-Chairs:
Sam Crossan, CBRE | New England 
Naomi Mayeux, National Development
Ross Sabasteanski, Wells Fargo Bank

REFA 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.
2017 Co-Chairs:
Billy McArdle, Capital One Bank
John Roach, PNC 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.

2017 Co-Chairs:
Israel Lopez, The Gutierrez Company
Hayley Suminski, KeyBank

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.

2017 Tri-Chairs:
Max Ricciuti, Spaulding & Slye Investments
Jonathan Schneider, JLL
Mike Zabowsky, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Strategic Programming Committee
New in 2017, the Strategic Programming Committee is focused on initiatives to help strengthen the REFA Membership. The committee will be responsible for expanding the Women's Initiative, the REFA Mentor Program, and developing engagement opportunities for REFA's Corporate Sponsors. The Strategic Programming Committee meets monthly January - June and then every other month or as needed.

2017 Tri-Chairs:
William Flynn, Net Lease Capital Advisors
Thomas Goodwin, DebtX
Claudia Piper, Webster Bank

Form may be returned to Jackie DiPersio at jdipersio@gbreb.com , faxed to 617-588-0286 or mailed to:
REFA
One Center Plaza, Mezzanine Suite
Boston, MA 02108.

Please direct any questions to Jackie DiPersio at jdipersio@gbreb.com or 617-399-7856.

Upcoming Events

Event
REFA Annual Forecasting Luncheon
WilmerHale
11:45am