When Vera Halicki graduated with a Master’s in Real Estate from Roosevelt University in December 2016, she was excited to take her career in asset management to new heights. She enrolled in the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate’s program not only to learn new skills and participate in The Goldie Initiative, but also to build on the Institute’s diverse network and alumni connections in the commercial real estate industry. As a Goldie Scholar, Vera made important contacts, and through some savvy use of networking, plus her impressive resume and communication skills, she has recently been hired by Ameritus, LLC as Vice President of Portfolio Management. Since its founding in 1999, Ameritus, LLC has managed and leased properties totaling over ten million square feet for third party clients and its own account.
The Goldie Initiative is pleased to announce that its 2018 Board of Directors was installed at its annual meeting on January 17, 2018. In addition to its first-ever male Board President, Steve Madden, President & CEO, Libertyville Bank & Trust, a Wintrust Community Bank, four additional new directors were added to the board. Karin Kraai, Senior Managing Director, Newmark Knight Frank, who served as Board President from 2015-17, was installed as Immediate Past President. Founder Goldie B. Wolfe Miller continues on as Chair, as do seven other directors and officers. Click here for a complete list of 2018 Board of Directors of The Goldie Initiative. Best wishes to all of our outgoing directors - we appreciate your service!
"On January 8, 2018, the Villa Park Village Board expressed its appreciation to those who generously contributed to the development and construction of The Great Western Trail Head. Each of the honorees received a plaque for their contributions (see photo)."
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The Goldie Initiative is proud to announce that Kelsey Cleland has joined the team as its new Program Assistant starting January 2018. Kelsey serves as the point person for the Goldie Scholars and Alumnae Program, as well as assisting with recruitment events, the Leadership Development series, social media, among many other things.
Kelsey grew up in Chicago and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison, earning a BA in Strategic Communications and Radio, TV & Film. Prior to joining The Goldie Initiative, Kelsey was an Assistant Account Executive at Jacobs Agency where she gained experience in client and project management, strategic planning and product marketing.
"We are so thrilled to have Kelsey on board," said Megan Abraham, Executive Director of The Goldie Initiative. "I am sure great things are in store for Kelsey’s growth as a professional and for The Goldie Initiative’s growth as organization."
In her new role, Kelsey is excited to learn about the non-profit industry and find creative ways to help elevate women in commercial real estate. More information on Kelsey's background is located on her LinkedIn page, and she can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.