Worldwide ERC® Foundation Announces 2017 Officers

Arlington, VA—The Worldwide ERC® Foundation for Workforce Mobility has announced the Executive Committee officers for its 2017 Board of Trustees’ Executive Committee. Johnny H. Haines, SCRP, SGMS-T, Deloitte, Hermitage, Tennessee USA will serve as Chairman of the Board of Trustees; Kathleen Jennie Baker, CRP, GMS, VERSA Relocation, Coppell, Texas USA will serve as Chair-Elect; Kelly A. West, CRP, SGMS-T, Xerox Relocation & Assignment Services, Denver, Colorado USA will serve as Vice Chairman – Charitable Outreach; and Robert L. Giese, SCRP, GMS, Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide, Aurora, Colorado USA will serve as Vice Chair – Finance.

Remarking on the election of Baker, West and Giese, Haines said “This outcome puts the right leaders in the right place at the right time, and ensures continuity of purpose and mission by moving these dedicated professionals forward into Foundation leadership roles. I’m looking forward to serving with Kathleen, Kelly and Robert, as well as the rest of our talented trustees.”

Continuing in trustee positions will be Gary F. Dittrich, GMS-T, Cornerstone Relocation Group, Basking Ridge, NJ USA; Debbie Robinson, CRP, Premier Transitions, Memphis, Tennessee USA and Thomas A. Whitaker, CRP, SGMS, Mesa Systems, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Newly elected trustees beginning a three-year term in January 2017 include Steven M. John, SCRP, GMS-T, President and CEO, HomeServices Relocation, LLC, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Amberley Johnson, Co-founder, Global Expertise®, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX, USA; and Debra A. Ritchie, CRP, GMS-T, Senior Mobility Advisor, Tesoro Companies, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Also serving on the Worldwide ERC® Foundation’s 2017 Board of Trustees in an ex-officio capacity will be immediate past Foundation Chairman Janet L. Schaefer, SCRP, GMS, Altair Global, Minnetonka, Minnesota USA; incoming Worldwide ERC® Chairman Robert J. Horsley, Fragomen Worldwide; and Worldwide ERC® President and CEO Peggy Smith, SCRP, SGMS-T.

About the Worldwide ERC® Foundation for Workforce Mobility 

The Worldwide ERC® Foundation for Workforce Mobility was established in 2004 to energize the membership of Worldwide ERC® and the extended global community through charitable giving. More information about the Foundation is available on Worldwide ERC®’s website.

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