KANSAS CITY, Mo. – January 12, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Kansas City accounting firm MarksNelson LLC is pleased to announce that Member Christine Johnston, CPA, CMA, CGMA, will serve a one-year term on the 2016 Audit Committee for the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network. CREW Network is an industry-leading business networking organization dedicated to advancing achievements of women in commercial real estate.

Johnston will bring a variety of experience to the committee. At MarksNelson, she focuses her expertise in the real estate industry, specializing in historic rehabilitation projects, affordable housing, cost certifications and audit services and consulting. As an Audit Committee Member, Johnston will work with the board to serve CREW Network’s 9,000-plus members across more than 70 major markets in North America.

“We are proud of Christine’s efforts to secure the position on CREW Network’s audit committee,” said Managing Member Mark Radetic, CPA, CGMA. “She will be an excellent addition to the committee showcasing her audit skills for the benefit of the commercial real estate industry, and I believe she will bring much value to the entire network.”

Johnston became a Member at MarksNelson when the firm merged with Marsh & Company accounting firm. She has more than 25 years of experience in the public accounting industry, and formerly led Marsh & Company’s audit practice.

“I am truly honored to accept a position on the CREW Network Audit Committee,” Johnston said. “I look forward to working with the CREW Network to advance the success of women in commercial real estate not only at MarksNelson, but with our clients, partners, greater Kansas City community and beyond.”

Johnston received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business and Accounting before earning her Master’s of Accountancy from Kansas State University. She is active in the Kansas City community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants, CREW KC Board and as Board President for the Kansas Preservation Alliance. Johnston is involved the Kansas Housing Association as Committee Chair, the CREW Network’s Audit Committee and Grace United Ministries Restoration Crew. She is a member of the Missouri Workforce Housing Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Kansas Society of Public Accountants (KSCPA) and Institute of Management Accountants, to name a few.

About MarksNelson

MarksNelson LLC is an accounting and business advisory firm that is committed to working with clients to safeguard and grow their businesses. The firm provides a variety of services including Assurance, Accounting Services and Business Advisory, Business Valuation, Consulting, Cost Segregation, Employee Benefit Plan Audits, Location Strategies, Litigation Support, Forensic Accounting, International Tax, State and Local Tax and Tax Services. MarksNelson is a member of The Leading Edge Alliance, a professional association serving clients who need additional resources on a national or international level. MarksNelson has significant accounting and business advisory experience in the auto dealership, construction, insurance, manufacturing, distribution and real estate sectors. MarksNelson has received national recognition, having been named to the INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) Top 300 Firms, Accounting Today’s list of Top Midwest Accounting Firms, and the publication also named Managing Member Mark Radetic one of its “2014 MP Elite,” recognizing the top 10 managing members of U.S. accounting firms. MarksNelson has been named one of the Best Accounting Firms for Leadership Equity by the 2014 Accounting MOVE Project. To Move Forward with MarksNelson, contact us at

About CREW

Founded in 1989, CREW Network is the industry’s premier business networking organization dedicated to advancing the achievements of women in commercial real estate. More than 9,000 CREW Network members represent nearly every discipline within the industry and are located in over 70 major markets across North America. CREW Network seeks to influence the success of the commercial real estate industry by focusing on fulfilling four key initiatives: business development, leadership development, industry research and career outreach. CREW Network members are known for the quality they bring to the commercial real estate industry. With this large diverse network, our members have the resources to create new and different ways of structuring deals, to focus on the bottom line, and to inspire others to work as a team to get the job done.


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