News Release

For Immediate Release - January 23, 2012 

Worldwide ERC News Release
Anita Brienza, GMS
SVP, Communications and Marketing
Phone: +1 703 842 3404

Worldwide ERC® Announces 2012 Board of Directors 

Arlington, VA—Worldwide ERC®, the workforce mobility association, is pleased to announce its 2012 Board of Directors. Following re-engineering of its governance model to address leadership transition and global economic changes, as well as to meet the demands of the industry today and in the future, the 2012 Board of Directors now features a new structure and new positions.

New to the Board this year are the identification of desired skill sets to add to the Board, resulting in new positions for talent management and global business development; a new process for filling board positions which entails candidates volunteering for particular positions; and a reconfigured Executive Committee composition to one senior two-year position (Chairman) and two equal one-year Vice Chairman positions for membership and finance.

The officers who comprise the Executive Committee for Worldwide ERC® are, as 2012 Chairman of the Board: Susan Schneider, SCRP, GMS, Plus Relocation Services, Inc.; 2012 Vice Chairman—Membership: Pandra Richie, SCRP, SGMS, Long & Foster Corporate Real Estate Services Division; and 2012 Vice Chairman—Finance: C. Matthew Spinolo, SCRP, GMS, Cartus.

New to the Board of Directors are Deborah Balli, CRP, GMS, SIRVA; Mike Piker, Mercer; and Cindy Salter, SCRP, SGMS, Prudential Relocation.

Board members continuing their terms include Anita Blanchett, BP; Lisa Caravella, CRP, GMS, Bank of America Home Loans; David F. Gage, SCRP, Federal Government; Christopher H. (Chris) James, The HR Bridge Group; Kay J. Kutt, SCRP, SGMS, Asian Tigers Mobility Ltd.; Gail H. Plummer, SCRP, GMS, Altair Global Relocation; and Pat Sparks, Sprint Nextel Corporation.

Members retiring from the Board are Cori L. Beaudet, SCRP, SGMS, SC Johnson—A Family Company; Mario Ferraro, Deloitte Consulting (Pty) Ltd.; William Graebel, SGMS, Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide; Lars Lykke Iversen, Santa Fe Relocation; Services; Earl Lee, Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services; Joy Morrison, SCRP, SGMS, PepsiCo, Inc.; John Pfeiffer, GMS, Mustang Engineering, LP; Pamela J. O’Conner, SCRP, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®; and Michael C. Washbourn, SCRP, SGMS, Pfizer Inc.

Worldwide ERC® Board member responsibilities include addressing association policy, bylaws, and ethics issues; reviewing the activities, events, and budget of Worldwide ERC®; assisting in the planning and development of the association’s 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® community.

Worldwide ERC® educates and networks mobility professionals worldwide, and is the first and foremost center for corporate and government mobility. Visit for information.