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CREW Past Presidents Panel Luncheon

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2022

Join CREW Vancouver's Past Presidents for a Roundtable Luncheon to learn from and be inspired by senior leaders that have found success in the industry. This intimate conversation will discuss changes in the industry, leadership and lessons learned.

For young leaders, this panel will provide key insights and skills required for leaders of today and how to set yourself up for success. For senior leaders, this is a chance to join the conversation about barriers that continue to exist, and best practices to increase diversity and to further women into more leadership roles. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from prominent industry leaders and a chance to ask questions. 


Moderator and CREW Vancouver President - Lauren MacKinnon, COO Glotman Simpson Consulting Engineers 

Lauren MacKinnon is the Chief Operating Officer at Glotman Simpson Consulting Engineers, a 55+ year leading structural engineering firm in North America. Her current role encompasses leadership in strategy, operations, human resources, marketing, communications, and business development. Wearing multiple hats in a fast-paced environment, Lauren focuses effectively on numerous avenues of the business simultaneously with compassion and integrity. Her people-first approach has propelled the deployment of many strategic solutions and operational efficiencies in alignment with the firm’s vision and objectives.  

Prior to Glotman Simpson, Lauren worked for an international environmental engineering firm for 10 years where she quickly realized her passion for people and leadership. Working as part of an HR team, she learned her skillset reached beyond the HR specialty, which led her to start her own consultancy business, LVS Consulting Inc., where she advised small-medium sized companies in a variety of industries in developing their HR foundation from the ground up. Glotman Simpson was one of her clients, and after falling in love with the team’s culture, she joined the firm full-time in 2015.   

Through her many activities, Lauren pursues every opportunity to make positive impacts within the industry and community at large. She has made it her mission to help break barriers for others and is dedicated to giving back in a meaningful way to influence change for future generations. 

Immediate Past President - Ashley Willard Bauman, Principal, Beyond the Buildings 

Ashley Willard Bauman is a proven expert in the strategy, marketing, and community building for world-class neighbourhoods, resorts, purpose built rental buildings, industrial, and office developments. Ashley works at every stage of the community building process, from the initial vision to completion - and beyond. During Ashley's 20+ years of experience, she has served as Director of Business Innovation for Intrawest (the largest developers of village-centric resorts), Vice President of Real Estate for Envisioning and Storytelling, Director of Strategy and Marketing for UBC Properties Trust, and consulted for numerous high-profile clients.

Ashley has worked in 14 countries and been a part of leadership teams producing combined revenues of over three billion dollars during her tenure in this industry. Most importantly, Ashley believes in creating diverse, engaged communities that embrace environmental, economical, and social sustainability practices - for communities that are not only viable, but a source of pride for decades to come.

Ashley is proud to have served on the CREW Vancouver Board of Directors for 4 years and is currently serving as the Immediate Past President.

Past President - Cindy MacMillan

Cindy MacMillan is Vice President, Investment at Grosvenor – Property Americas, a property owner and developer with a 70-year track record in North America. Cindy is the Investment team lead for the company’s largest mixed-use development in North America, a 7.9-acre, transit-oriented site located in Burnaby that will also feature the tallest all-rental tower in Western Canada.

Cindy garners nearly two decades of commercial real estate experience with a strong background in finance, leasing and asset management and a proven track record in repositioning assets and creating value for a portfolio of income producing assets. Cindy will work with Grosvenor’s development team to deliver on the residential and commercial strategy for the Brentwood project, which includes 3,500 homes, of which 2,450 are rental homes, and approximately 200,000 square feet of commercial space.

As a Past President of CREW Vancouver, Cindy is passionate about advancing women in business. She has provided mentorship to future leaders formally through CREW’s Mentorship Program and inspired others as a leader championing CREW’s mission and expanding the organization’s platform to position it for continued growth and success for years to come. Cindy also acted as a Board Member for Hastings Crossing BIA (HxBIA) where she shaped projects related to the safety and security of local businesses, customers, employees, and residents in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.

Outside of work, Cindy enjoys a variety of reading and podcasts across a range of topics such as leadership, human behaviour, history and philosophy. She is an avid runner, cyclist, and fitness enthusiast who is inspired by nature and feels at home on a lush, single-track trail deep in the North Shore mountains.

Past President - Mandy Newton, VP Shared Services, Adera Group of Companies

A designated accountant with a passion for efficiency and challenging the status quo, Mandy has been with the Adera group for over 20 years. As an operational leader, Mandy spends her time in HR, IT and change management, bringing leadership and resources to a culture of continuous business improvement at the Adera Group. With over 50 years in the business, Adera is dedicated to remaining a leader in Smartwood mass timber construction as we create Buildings for Better Lives in both residential and commercial developments in British Columbia. A dedicated wife and mother of two teenage boys, two cats and two dogs, Mandy is also a passionate artist who enjoys watercolour, acrylic on canvas, photography and generally getting messy and creative in just about any capacity.


Members: $80 

Non-Members: $110 

Corporate Table (8 Tickets): $576

Corporate Half Table (4 Tickets): $304 

  • When

    Tuesday, Apr 26, 2022

  • Where

    The Vancouver Club
    915 W Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 1C6

  • Time

    11:30am -1:00pm

  • Price
    Member Price
    Non-Member Price
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