Board of Directors

CREW San Antonio is managed by a Board of Directors that works together to set and accomplish the chapter’s strategic goals—helping to advance the success of women in commercial real estate. Serving on the CREW San Antonio Board of Directors is a unique opportunity for leadership and networking among other ambitious men and women working in the commercial real estate field. All CREW San Antonio Board members, directors, and committee chairs serve individual terms of two years.

2017 CREW San Antonio Board of Directors


Brandey Orsag, MBA
Jefferson Bank
(210) 736-7750


Dena Welch
Property Management
Highland Resources, Inc.
(210) 455-2478

Past President

Cheryl Pyle
Capital CDC
(830) 708-2445


Katherine Howe Frilot
Commercial Lending
Wells Fargo Bank
(210) 232-8836


Jennifer L. Bailey
Texas Capital Bank
(210) 390-3810

Director - Community Service/Outreach

Yesenia Marili Dominguez
Marketing & PR
(210) 563-7070

Director - Membership

Christy Rhone
Construction - Subcontracting
CRAM Roofing
(210) 694-7815

Director - Programs

Smita Bhakta
Kruger Carson PLLC
(210) 829-5754

Director - PR/Marketing/Communications

Laura Katherine Gilliland
University of Texas at San Antonio
(210) 458-7333

Director - Advertising

Kelly Rabanal
Property Management
Highland Resources, Inc.
(210) 455-2478

Director - Special Events

Dawn Marie Vernon
Marketing & PR
TTL / Drash Consultants
(210) 340-5004

Reasons to Serve

  • Increased visibility within the CRE industry
  • Leadership skills and experience that benefit you and your company
  • Impact on the future of women in CRE
  • Expanded professional connections
  • Opportunity to influence direction and benefits of CREW San Antonio membership

Time Commitment

  • Monthly meetings (11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month)
  • Monthly or quarterly meeting based on committee Board member chairs
  • Monthly member luncheons, annual CREW Forum and CREWtini