Help Honor The Women Who Are

Making A Difference In Their Profession!

The FIRE (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate) sector has emerged as a keystone of the Connecticut economy, transforming the knowledge, wealth and dreams of the world’s most ambitious visionaries into reality. As more and more women rise to the top of businesses and institutions in this sector, there is a growing need to shine a light on their achievements to inspire others. The Women of FIRE awards celebrate these women and their hard work and service to others.

The Commercial Record identifies the most talented, the most ambitious, the most innovative and the most philanthropic Women of FIRE. Women of FIRE recipients are chosen through a very selective process. Recipients will be featured in a special issue of the The Commercial Record, and honored at an awards luncheon taking place August 23.

2017 Keynote Speaker-

Colleen Sheridan, Senior Vice President, RM Bradley Office Leasing and Investment Properties Group & President Elect, CREW CT

15-sharidan-colleenColleen is a member of the RM Bradley Office Leasing and Investment Properties Group. She joined RM Bradley In 2013. Colleen has over twenty-five years of industry experience, having previously served as Senior Managing Director for the Edward S Gordon Company in New York City. She specializes in Investment sales of all commercial property types and has been responsible for over $2 billion in property sales during her career.

Among the major clients with whom she has worked are; Dean Witter, Honeywell, IBM, 3M, Pitney Bowes Credit Corporation, Swiss Bank Corporation and United Technologies to name a few.
Prior to joining RM Bradley, Colleen managed the entire property portfolio of Honeywell Corporation, encompassing over 29 million square feet of industrial, and office space, advising the corporate office on values, acquisitions and dispositions of the properties. In addition, she facilitated several sale/leaseback transactions on their behalf.

Colleen is a licensed real estate broker in Connecticut, currently serves as a Commissioner on the Town of Wethersfield Redevelopment Committee, and serves on the Board of Directors of CREW-CT (Commercial Real Estate Women Council) .

Our 2017 Recipients are:

Amy Arcano – Vice President, Commercial Services Manager and Underwriter, CATIC

Diane Arnold – Vice President/Senior Commercial Loan Officer/Senior Loan Manager, Essex Savings Bank

Carolyn Augur – Sales Vice President, William Raveis Real Estate

Susan Friedlander Calzone – Chief Executive Officer, Foundation Source

Sharon L. Castelli – Chief Executive Officer, Chrysalis Center, Inc.

Virginia Giuffre – Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch

Kathleen Godwin – Manager, Anthem

Lisa Mulvey-Cozzi – Broker-Director of Real Estate Investments, Regions Commercial

Renee Pallenberg – Senior Vice President, Retail Banking & Marketing Officer, Guilford Savings Bank

Jennifer Rodriguez – Vice President/Commercial Real Estate Portfolio Administrator, Liberty Bank

Crystal Sides – Director of Compliance & Internal Audit, Senior Vice President, Dime Bank

Yolanda Tine Lowe – Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New England Properties

Alexis Trzcinski – Sales Executive, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New England Properties

Patti White – President, Military Direct Mortgage

2017 Women of FIRE event photos

Reception and Award Presentation Slideshow

August 23, 2017

11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


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Aqua Turf Club

556 Mulberry Street
Plantsville, CT 06479

Event Schedule

11:00 – 11:30 a.m

Pre-Reception for Recipients

11:30 – 12:00 p.m.

Welcoming Reception / Networking

12:00 p.m.

Guests Seated for Lunch

12:15 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks

12:25 – 12:45 p.m.

Lunch Begins

12:45 p.m.

Keynote Speaker

1:00 p.m.

Awards Presentation Begins

2:30 p.m.