News Release

For Immediate Release - October 02, 2009 

Worldwide ERC News Release
Anita Brienza 
+1 301 847 3772

Worldwide ERC® Announces 2010 Board of Directors 

Worldwide ERC® is pleased to announce its 2010 officers, recently elected by its Board of Directors, and its full slate of board members for the coming year.

The incoming officers, who comprise the Executive Committee for Worldwide ERC® are, as 2010 President: Michael C. Washbourn, SCRP, GMS, Pfizer Inc.; as 2010 Vice President: Susan Schneider, SCRP, GMS, Plus Relocation Services, Inc.; and as 2010 Secretary-Treasurer: Pamela J. (Pam) O’Connor, SCRP, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Al Blumenberg, SCRP, NEI Global Relocation will serve as Chairman for the 2010 Board of Directors.  The Executive Committee strongly supports the association with responsibility for establishing all current objectives, supervising the overall management of the association, appointing individuals to serve on standing committees, and considering all proposals and recommendations prior to review by the Board of Directors.  Members of the Executive Committee also serve on the Board of Directors.

New corporate representatives for 2010 include Christopher H. (Chris) James, Bechtel International Inc.; and Steven A. Nord, United Parcel Service (UPS).

New service industry representatives for 2010 include Lisa Caravella, CRP, Bank of America; Pandra Richie, SCRP, GMS, Long & Foster Corporate Real Estate Services Division; and C. Matthew (Matt) Spinolo, SCRP, GMS, Primacy Relocation, LLC.

Board members continuing their terms include: Cori L. Beaudet, SCRP, GMS, SC Johnson – A Family Company; Jay K. Delich, SRA, IFA, SCRP, Arizona Appraisal Team, LLC; Mario Ferraro, International SOS Pte Ltd.; Mark Giorgini, GMS, China Vanke Co. Ltd.; William (Bill) Graebel, GMS, Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide; Johnny H. Haines, CRP, GMS, Deloitte; Lars Lykke Iversen, Santa Fe Relocation Services; Jo Lay, SCRP, GMS, Coldwell Banker Central Region Relocation; Earl Lee, Prudential Relocation Inc.; Stephen C. McGarry, SCRP, WPP; Dr. Santrupt Misra, Aditya Birla Management Corporation Ltd.; Joy Morrison, CRP, GMS, PepsiCo, Inc.; Ian Payne, GMS, Cartus; and John Pfeiffer, GMS, Mustang Engineering, LP.

Also serving on Worldwide ERC®'s 2010 Board in an ex-officio capacity is Chairman, U.S. Advisory Council Joseph V. Benevides, SCRP, Paragon Global Resources, Inc.

Worldwide ERC® board member responsibilities include addressing association policy, bylaws, and ethics issues; reviewing the Council's activities, events, and budget; assisting in the planning and development of Worldwide ERC® educational programs and publications; and contributing to and fulfilling the organization's strategic plan for stability, growth, industry relevance, and the greater good of the entire Worldwide ERC® membership.

Worldwide ERC® networks workforce mobility professionals and HR innovators, and is the recognized industry authority on relocation and international assignments in the U.S. and major global traffic areas.  Worldwide ERC® is headquartered in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, with offices in Brussels, Belgium and Shanghai, China.  Contact Worldwide ERC® at +1 703 842 3400, or visit