March 8, 2016

CoreNet Appoints Two SLAM Employees to Leadership Positions

Recently, the Connecticut/Westchester chapter of CoreNet Global appointed members Terri Frink and Derek Czenczelewski of The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) to leadership positions. Terri Frink, IIDA, a Principal of SLAM and the leader of the Interior Architecture Studio will hold a position on the Board of Directors of the CoreNet CT Westchester Chapter and on the Programming Committee. Derek Czenczelewski, who handles SLAM’s Corporate Business Development, has been appointed to the Young Leaders Committee as well.

Terri has over 25 years of professional experience in the planning, programming and design of workplace solutions for a wide range of corporate clients. She is a recognized expert in the industry for the implementation of workplace strategy, change management, and operational programming and planning. Terri brings a wealth of experience to each client she serves, often working as an extension of the client’s project team to ensure each client’s vision and operational objectives are accomplished. “I look forward to serving on the Board of Directors, as well as on the Programming Committee”, says Terri. “This is a tremendous honor, and an opportunity to help contribute to the Chapter’s success.”

Derek has eight years of professional experience, spanning the sports entertainment and A/E/C industries, and is a former elected official for the city of Bristol. A graduate of the University of Connecticut with a degree in Sports Promotions, Derek leads the marketing and business development initiatives for SLAM’s Corporate, Science & Technology, Healthcare and Sports Studios. “As one of the youngest members of the Chapter, I can appreciate the efforts that have been made by previous boards and the newly elected board to encourage greater participation by young professionals”, says Derek. “CoreNet has been so welcoming, and has provided many learning and networking opportunities for me. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to help the Chapter recruit its next generation of leadership.”

With 132 members, the CT/Westchester Chapter’s mission is “to promote and advance the effectiveness, learning and best practices among professionals who deliver value to corporations through the strategic management of corporate real estate, workplace resources and the work environment.” CoreNet Global, the parent organization, has over 9,000 members. Over 70 percent of the Fortune 100 and nearly half of the Forbes Global 2000 companies have members involved with CoreNet. Members, consisting of workplace professionals, service providers, and economic developers meet locally, globally, and virtually to develop networks, share knowledge, learn, and thrive professionally with the world’s leading association for corporate real estate (CRE). “CoreNet has been a valuable organization to me personally and to our firm as a whole”, says Terri. “I have been impressed with the quality of the programs offered and the topics covered, and have appreciated the opportunities the organization has presented for networking as well as learning.” SLAM is a Gold-Level Sponsor of CoreNet. For more information on CoreNet please visit or

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