Andrea Tsakanikas – President
Andrea Tsakanikas is the founder and President of CrewFacilities.com. For over three decades Andrea has been involved in the property and facility management industry. She has represented investors across the US, managing hundreds of thousands of room nights of workforce lodging, rental, and travel products over the span of her career. Since 2007 she served as a management consultant with a specialization in optimizing operations of hotels, workforce and corporate housing, as well as, Class A, B & C multi-family projects, ensuring the highest returns in revenue and profitability.
Sampling of her past projects:
- VP of Operations, Corporate Lodging Company. Tasks included the setup of a remote lodging division to manage class A apartments, suites, lodges and man camps.
- Chief Operating Officer, Crew Logistics/Remote Lodging Company.
- President/Founder, Property Management Entity.
In the group travel industry, most companies have a fiduciary duty to the owners of the hotels and facilities. Andrea’s vision was to launch an organization that would focus on the customer side of lodging. To ensure all facilities adhere to quality standards and negotiated pricing.
Memberships & Community Service:
- Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) – Member
- Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) – Forum Representative
- Women’s Business Council Southwest (WBCS)– Board Member
- Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA) – Member
- Broward Women’s Alliance (BWA) – Past VP of Membership
- National Small Business Association (NSBA) – Member
- Florida Transportation Builder’s Association (FTBA) – Member
- Career Source – Start Up Now – Mentor
Amber Schofman – Vice President
Amber Schofman is the Vice President and Co-Founder of CrewFacilities.com. She is currently the Vice President of the organization and its affiliates, and has corporate oversight in Operations, Processes & Procedures, Development and Software and Platforms, and has held many key executive roles in the company. Amber brings extensive experience in management, operations, facility and property management, corporate housing, work force lodging and crew logistics to the organization. She has oversight of CrewFacilities.com financial health to ensure its profitability and budget compliance through executive operations and accounting oversight management. In addition, she will be managing the subsidiary organizations, CrewFacts.com, LLC and ECrewtravel.com, LLC development and project management teams. These additional revenue streams for CrewFaciities.com play a crucial role to the overall entity’s growth and success. As an experienced corporate manager and partner, Amber works across the teams to ensure that we are providing the highest level of client support through continuous process and procedures improvement, understanding our client requirements and culture, delivering quality products to our clients, and developing new solutions for our clients! Her dedication to excellence and her commitment to our clients, has resulted in outstanding client retention and customer satisfaction!
Desiree Massey – Director of Client Services
As Director of Client Services, Desiree’ Massey works with Governmental Agencies, Commercial Client Diversity and Procurement Managers to assist in the oversight of their crew logistics and field personnel housing, with a focus on geographic locations nearest the work site, at competitive rates, vetted for quality. Ms. Massey’s vast expertise in workforce housing and management includes Lodging Procurement, Crew Logistics, Best Practice Implementation, Consultation, Process Implementation/Improvement, Customer Service, Cost Containment, Contract Compliance, Supply Chain Management, and Proven Results.
Desiree’ identifies key decision makers on governmental contracts seeking women-owned and diversity participation and that require lodging to fulfill their set-aside requirements. She works to leverage CrewFacilities.com certifications, current long term government contracts and past performance to help government contractors meet their quotas. Throughout her career she has specialized in managing corporate housing for clients that need to mobilize large groups such as: the military, defense contractors, ship builders, industrial workers, and consultants, in support of projects. Additionally she has worked with commercial organizations to identify key locations with high per diems to increase profit margins and reduce, control and manage their personnel field housing costs.
Georgette Maria Cardona – Director of Business Development
Expertise: Business Development, Sales Leadership, Mentor and Coach
Georgette Cardona’s 30 years’ experience in business management, innovation and development has been wide and varied. She has a sharp understanding of business visioning, establishment, consolidation and expansion. During her career she has been retained by start-up companies to fortune 500 organizations.
Georgette graduated from American University in Washington D.C., she immediately went into the workforce starting her own business which turned into a multi-million dollar company.
No matter what organization she has represented, her goal has always been the same — to empower her teams, organizations and thought leaders to differentiate themselves and drive measurable results.
Georgette lives in the Mid-Atlantic region and Florida, has a son, 15 years old. Involved in her community, Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral for decades.
Kenny Tsakanikas – Executive Vice President
Kenny is responsible for the 2016 addition of our the governmental and estimating division of CrewFacilities.com. Additionally, he is involved in the high level coordination and satisfaction of client crews and teams traveling throughout North America. His career experience as Owner’s Representative in the management of construction projects and over many divisions assists him in understanding our client personnel needs and to quickly identify and manage their logistics and movement from job location to job location. He understands logistics from a field perspective to ensure our crew accommodations meet health, safety and environmental standards. As case studies have shown a direct correlation between personnel quality accommodations and their increased productivity. And this also attributes to our clients’ ability to retain their personnel for extended periods while on the road. All adding back to our client company’s bottom line profits.
Nifretta Thomas – Director of Partnerships
Ms. Nifretta Thomas’ experience in sales, marketing, operations management and communications make her driven to meet and exceed her client and vendor expectations. Her many years of business development, sales and marketing contribute to the Crewfacilities.com management team’s expertise in group housing, logistics and event planning. She has worked for a variety of national and global organizations and is very familiar with the demands and requirements of organizations seeking short and long term extended stay housing. Nifretta is responsible for sourcing and fulfillment of corporate transactions for Crewfacilities.com Women-owned and diversity division. This includes working with the internal stakeholder, from initial need identification to introduction to our operations team. Additionally, Ms. Thomas is the liaison between our clients and our vendors. She plays an integral role in relationship management with all departments within our vendor organizations, to ensure we work in a simplified and synchronized process flow. This guarantees 100% performance grading for CrewFacilities.com by its governmental and commercial clients.
Ms. Thomas graduated from Barry University in South Florida with her BA in Administration 2016 graduating Cum Lude. The following year she received her MAA at the top of her class in December of 2018. Ms. Thomas is also a lifetime member of the National Honor Society of Leadership and Success.