VP of Luxury Craig Hogan Named to Crain’s Chicago Notable LGBTQ Executives

List honors LGBTQ executives for their efforts in advancing workplace equality, industry leadership and mentorship

Coldwell Banker is excited to announce that our Vice President of Luxury, Craig Hogan, has been named to the Crain’s Chicago Business list of Notable LGBTQ Executives, which honors LGBTQ executives for their efforts in advancing workplace equality, industry leadership and mentorship.

Craig has been with Coldwell Banker since 2007, developing our Global Luxury program and taking the lead on all aspects of luxury marketing, including media presence, public relations, social media strategy and advertising. Craig is seen as a mentor by his colleagues and continues to help our top-producing agents succeed in the luxury market.

“As an executive and an individual, Craig is strong, fearless and true to himself. He has always fully embraced his identity, and empowered everyone around him to be better and strive for success,” said Fran Broude, President and COO of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Chicago.

Having lived in Chicago for more than 20 years, Craig has been an active leader in the city’s LGBTQ community. He has served on the board of Howard Brown Health, an organization which seeks to eliminate the disparities in healthcare experienced by LGBTQ individuals. He has also worked with Chicago House, an organization which serves individuals and families who have been disenfranchised due to HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ marginalization, homelessness and gender nonconformity. Craig worked with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Charitable Foundation to ensure Chicago House would be a permanent recipient of funding.

Craig has been an active member of the National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) an organization which advocates on behalf of the LGBTQ community against housing discrimination.

Hear more about Craig and his career on NAGLREP’s recent podcast.

Senior Manager, Public Relations & Giving for Coldwell Banker. Grew up in Sarasota and attended college at Western Carolina University. Athena wanted to wake up in that city that doesn’t sleep so headed to Madison Avenue to start her marketing career. She has been with this awesome brand for more than 15 years and can be found generating buzz about CB in every way possible. Athena helps to grow the brand’s position as the most storied real estate company within the industry and has led many high-profile endeavors; she was at the forefront of the brand’s pioneering smart home campaign, raised $6 million in two years to build 130 Habitat for Humanity homes, and led the Homes for Dogs program in partnership with Adopt-a-Pet.com that resulted in tens-of-thousands of dogs finding their furever home. She currently leads the CB Supports St. Jude program, which encourages the Coldwell Banker network’s 96,000+ real estate agents to make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital for every real estate transaction they represent. In her spare time, you can find her either digging up a new area in her yard for another flower bed or planning her next travel adventure. She's the proud mom of three cats Jolene, Ziggy and Lucy.

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