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
Colleen 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
Women of FIRE
Aqua Turf Club
556 Mulberry Street
Plantsville, CT 06479
11:00 – 11:30 a.m
Pre-Reception for Recipients
11:30 – 12:00 p.m.
Welcoming Reception / Networking
Guests Seated for Lunch
12:25 – 12:45 p.m.
Awards Presentation Begins