Officers/Staff

Elizabeth Youngblood Lambird ('91) - Executive Director

Elizabeth drives the day-to-day operations of Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE), a global association of Stanford alumni and students involved in the real estate industry. She directs the activities of the Stanford Real Estate Council (SREC) and the planning and execution of the annual SREC Conference on the Stanford campus. Elizabeth delivers high-quality event programming and networking opportunities for the SREC and SPIRE membership, as well as for current Stanford students interested in mentorship and the real estate profession.

Sydnee Brooks - Program Manager

Sydnee Brooks designs and executes events for SPIRE's members and for Stanford students. She works with volunteer alumni in each of SPIRE's key geographic regions to identify and execute alumni events with a focus on encouraging active participation and ongoing engagement with SPIRE. Sydnee most recently worked as a Real Estate Asset Manager in the Faculty Staff Housing Department, a division of the Office of the Provost at Stanford University.

Jennifer Heafey - Special Projects Consultant

Jennifer Heafey assists SPIRE with a host of special projects on a consulting basis. She spent three years with SPIRE as Manager of Alumni Events and Programming for SPIRE, overseeing major and regional events, programming and content. Prior to joining SPIRE, Jennifer worked as an independent consultant advising real estate funds and institutional investors. She spent over a decade at Kenneth Leventhal & Company and Ernst & Young in various leadership positions in their Real Estate Advisory Services Practice in the US and Asia.

Anthony Sanchez ('07) - Member Services Coordinator

Anthony comes to SPIRE with a unique background spanning politics, technology, and butchery. As the first person in his family to attend college, Anthony graduated Stanford University with Chicano/Latino Community Highest Honors in 2007 after studying Communication and Creative Writing. After spending a year in Sacramento in the prestigious Capitol Fellows Program under then Senator S. Joseph Simitian, Anthony landed in Berkeley politics, working under now Mayor Jesse Arreguin on a host of issues, including local land use.