Colleen Ayers

Colleen Ayers | cae, account Executive

Colleen currently serves as the Executive Director of Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women (MNCREW), the local branch of the CREW Network. In this role, she is responsible for coordinating the organization’s day-to-day operations, including working with the Board of Directors and volunteer committees to accomplish strategic goals, planning monthly educational programs, managing chapter communications and marketing, and ensuring delivery of membership benefits.

Colleen also serves as the Association Executive for the Minnesota Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). In this role, she supports the volunteer leadership, facilitates strategic planning, coordinates meetings and events, and oversees chapter communications and financial and budget management.

In addition, Colleen manages chapter communications for NAIOP Minnesota, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, including an e-newsletter, the chapter website, an online discussion forum/blog, and various social media accounts. She works closely with the volunteer Communications Committee to create and maintain a consistent and relevant message.

Colleen also serves as Executive Secretary for the Radio Club of America, the oldest, most prestigious assembly of radio communications professionals in the world with members in many countries. Its members are dedicated to the wireless art and science for the betterment of public safety, broadcasting, cellular and the uniting of people through innovation and technical advancement.

Colleen is a member of the Midwest Society of Association Executives (MSAE). She graduated summa cum laude from Lawrence University (Appleton, WI) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art. She has also earned a Certificate in Graphic Design from Academy College (Bloomington, MN). She enjoys knitting, traveling, and exploring the urban landscape.

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