AZCREW Q&A: Christine Hughes, Assistant Vice President, Fidelity National

Screen Shot 2013-07-26 at 8.03.14 AMQ: Professionally, what does it mean to you to be a member of AZCREW?

A:  Being a part of a professional organization supporting each other in the commercial real estate industry.

Q: What about AZCREW do you find to be most rewarding?

A:  Events and networking with a group of women interested in watching your success grow. Our programs committee has done an outstanding job of producing up-to-date, interesting and educational programs for our luncheons. They are a very creative group and deserve to be recognized for their accomplishments. 

Q: Was there an “aha moment” when you realized being a member was invaluable?

A:  It is not just one moment — it is a collection of moments. I could say when I served as the 2012 president; leading the organization, helping them grow by creating new events to bring the members together under different scenarios as everyone has diverse interests. These included the New Member Event, Team AZCREW and The Black & White Affair. Jackie Orcutt ran with my idea and was successful in raising money for the CREW Foundation and scholarship funds for MRED at the Black & White Affair. Then there are quiet ones that step up, volunteer and help out where ever needed. Val Marciano has done this on a regular basis on the board, the golf tournament, volunteering members of her committee to help on other events. I am thankful I have been able to be  part of this dynamic group.