Worldwide ERC® Foundation Announces 2016 Executive Committee

Arlington, VA—The Worldwide ERC® Foundation for Workforce Mobility announced today the names of the trustees elected to serve on the Executive Committee of its Board for 2016.  Janet L. Schaefer, SCRP, GMS, Altair Global, Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA, will assume the Chairman position; Johnny H. Haines, SCRP, SGMS-T, Deloitte, Hermitage, Tennessee, USA will serve as Chair-Elect; Gary F. Dittrich, GMS-T, The Dittrich Group, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA will fill the position of Vice Chairman, Finance; and Kathleen Jennie Baker, CRP, GMS, VERSA Relocation, Coppell, Texas, USA will serve as Vice Chairman, Charitable Outreach. All will begin a one-year term effective January 1, 2016.

Additional Board of Trustee members serving in 2016 include Robert L. Giese, SCRP, GMS, Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide, Aurora, Colorado, USA; GeLaine M. Joachim, SCRP, Premia Relocation Mortgage, Marietta, Georgia, USA; Kate Santo Reisinger, CRP, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Deerfield, Illinois, USA; Debbie Robinson, CRP, Premier Transitions, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Jaime S. Suarez, CRP, PepsiCo, Inc., Plano, Texas, USA; Kelly A. West, CRP, SGMS-T, Xerox Relocation & Assignment Services, Denver, Colorado, USA; and Thomas A. Whitaker, CRP, SGMS, Mesa Systems, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

In announcing the new members of the Board of Trustee’s Executive Committee, Worldwide ERC® President and CEO Peggy Smith, SCRP, SGMS-T, noted “We are excited to welcome these bright mobility professionals to our Foundation’s leadership team. We are grateful for the time they have volunteered over the years as Trustees, and value their continued commitment to helping us bring to life the Foundation’s charitable initiatives and outreach.”

Also serving on the Worldwide ERC® Foundation Board in an ex-officio capacity are Worldwide ERC®’s 2016 Chairman, Dale L. Collins, SCRP, GMS, Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide, Aurora, Colorado, USA and Peggy Smith, SCRP, SGMS-T, Worldwide ERC® President and CEO, Arlington, Virginia, USA.

About Worldwide ERC®
Worldwide ERC® has served for more than 50 years as the membership association and foremost center for corporate and government mobility, educating and connecting mobility professionals worldwide. The recognized industry authority on talent mobility and assignments in the U.S. and major global traffic areas, Worldwide ERC® is headquartered in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, with offices in Belgium and China. Contact Worldwide ERC® at +1 703 842 3400, or visit

About the Worldwide ERC Foundation for Workforce Mobility 
The Worldwide ERC® Foundation for Workforce Mobility was established in 2004. Its mission is to energize the global community through charitable giving. More information about the Foundation is available on Worldwide ERC®’s website,

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