The Goldie Initiative has officially installed 16 directors to lead and serve the organization in 2019. The Chicago-based Goldie Initiative’s mission is to prepare women for senior leadership roles in all sectors of commercial real estate.
The organization is led by Steve Madden, board president and president/CEO of Libertyville Bank & Trust. Goldie B. Wolfe Miller (pictured) serves as the organization’s founder and chair. Laura Giampietro, marketing communications consultant at strata-g-marketing, was installed as president-elect.
The Goldie Initiative added several new board members in 2019, including Elizabeth Hozian of Associated Bank; Mary Fran Murphy of Near North Title Group and a Goldie alumna; and John Petrovski of BMO Harris Bank.
Other officers and directors include the Benida Group’s Scott Hirsch, treasurer; and directors Beth Engel, Jillian Haynes, Elizabeth Hozian, Suzanne Knoll, Karin Kraal, Vicki Mutchler, Kathleen O’Hare, Molly Phelan, Jay Raghavan and Susan Rosen.
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).
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