At its first board meeting of the year on January 30, The Goldie Initiative officially installed new directors to lead and serve the organization in 2019. The Goldie Initiative’s mission is to prepare women for senior leadership roles in all sectors of commercial real estate via scholarship support for graduate study, mentorship and networking opportunities to women with high potential who are committed to becoming the leaders in the real estate industry.
The member of the 2019 board of directors are Beth Engel, senior vice president, senior fiduciary advisory specialist at Wells Fargo Private Bank; Jillian Haynes, manager of corporate sustainability at HSBC Bank U.S.A.; Elizabeth Hozian, senior vice president at Associated Bank; Suzanne Knoll, program officer at Jack Miller Family Foundation, Jack and Goldie Wolfe Miller Fund; Karin Kraai, senior managing director at Newmark Knight Frank; Mary Fran Murphy, marketing manager at Near North Title Group; Vicki Mutchler, vice president at Conor Commercial Real Estate; Kathleen O’Hare, associate director at DePaul University; John Petrovski, senior managing director, commercial real estate at BMO Harris Bank; Molly Phelan, property tax attorney, partner at Siegel Jennings; Jay Raghavan, founding principal at JRC Advisors, LLC and Susan Rosen, executive managing director, brokerage services at Cushman & Wakefield.
The organization is led by Steve Madden, board president and president/CEO of Libertyville Bank & Trust, a Wintrust Community Bank. Goldie B. Wolfe Miller serves as the organization’s founder and chair. Laura Giampietro, marketing communications consultant at strata-g-marketing, was installed as president-elect. Scott Hirsch, CFO at The Benida Group LLC, serves as board treasurer and Alicia Schuyler Oberman, executive director of the Jack Miller Family Foundation, Jack and Goldie Wolfe Miller Fund, serves as vice president and secretary.