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C&W’s Debra Moritz Named to International Women’s Forum Chicago 2019-20 Board

CHICAGO, July 2, 2019 – Cushman & Wakefield is pleased to announce that Debra Moritz, executive managing director, strategic consulting, has been elected to serve on the International Women’s Forum Chicago (IWF Chicago) 2019-20 Board of Directors.

Moritz oversees an integrated delivery platform designed to improve client business performance by reducing cost, increasing revenue, and mitigating risk.  With more than 25 years of experience and a successful track record of advising business clients on the strategic management of their assets and portfolios, Moritz has developed an in-depth understanding of the complex and unique challenges businesses face in ensuring that major real estate decisions are aligned with and support core business objectives.

Throughout her career, Moritz has represented many Fortune 1000 clients in business transformation, portfolio analysis, workplace solutions, M&A (and divestitures), and HQIQ (Headquarters evaluation and repositioning).  Moritz holds an M.B.A. in Finance from DePaul University and a B.S. in Finance from Creighton University.

The International Women’s Forum is an invitation-only membership organization of more than 7,000 diverse and accomplished women from 33 nations on six continents. The IWF Chicago forum comprises 200 local leaders from business, the arts, academia and non-profit fields. Founded in 2003, the forum is the hub for global women’s leadership in Chicago.

Officers include: President Jennifer Alter Warden, chief operating officer and executive vice president of Baird & Warner Real Estate; President Elect Lynn Osmond, president and chief executive officer, Chicago Architecture Center (CAC); Secretary Donna de St. Aubin, president, St. Aubin, Haggerty & Associates, Inc.; and Treasurer Janet Malzone, Midwest audit practice leader, Grant Thornton LLP.

Other Directors include: Laurel Bellows, principal, The Bellows Law Group, P.C.; Kendra Coleman, president, Kindred Organizational Consulting – Global Leadership Consultancy; Amy Dordek Dolinsky, managing director, Waterstone; Collete English Dixon, executive director, Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate, Roosevelt University; Pamela Forbes Lieberman, corporate director, former chief executive officer, PFL Inc.; Ginger Gorden, president and chief executive officer, ggCFO; Kerry Jordan, CFA; Evelyn Kuo Fitzgerald, executive director, Social Venture Partners Chicago; Kate Markin Coleman, Ias Advising; Mary Lee Montague, chief executive officer of Montague & Associates;; Susan Poser, provost/vice chancellor Academic Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago; Emily Reynolds, chief operating officer, Novus Law, LLC; and JoAnn Seagren, managing director JA Glynn Private Wealth.

“We are a wonderful group of accomplished women united in our commitment to advancing global women’s leadership and poised for an exciting year of building bridges within Chicago and beyond,” said Alter Warden.

IWF Mission:
To advance leadership across careers, cultures and continents by connecting the world’s most accomplished women of significant and diverse achievement. For more information about the organization, visit

About Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value for real estate occupiers and owners. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest real estate services firms with approximately 51,000 employees in 400 offices and 70 countries. In 2018, the firm had revenue of $8.2 billion across core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, valuation and other services. To learn more, visit or follow @CushWake on Twitter.


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