News Release

For Immediate Release - May 25, 2016 

Worldwide ERC News Release
Jody Walstrom 

Worldwide ERC® Recognizes Excellence, Honors Members in Annual Awards Program 

Worldwide ERC® the workforce mobility association, is pleased to announce the newest recipients of its annual Service Recognition and Editorial Achievement Awards.  During the Americas Mobility Conference in Houston, Texas, 74 Worldwide ERC® members were recognized for their voluntary service, and two members were honored for their editorial contributions to Mobility, the association’s monthly magazine.

Service Recognition Awards

Members earn service awards by accruing points for such activities as committee or task force participation, speaking or moderating educational panels, authoring articles for the magazine or serving in a leadership capacity. There are three levels of recognition:

  • A Meritorious Service Award: earned after the accumulation of 10 points;
  • A Distinguished Service Award: earned after the accumulation of 25 points; and
  • Hall of Leaders Induction: conferred after an individual earns four Distinguished Service Awards, or accumulates 100 service points.

In presenting the awards, 2016 Worldwide ERC® Chairman, Dale Collins, SCRP, GMS, Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide noted, “This afternoon, we pay tribute to members whose contributions of time and talent have made our community stronger.  Their efforts empower Worldwide ERC®’s creativity, success and growth.  It is with great appreciation and honor that we recognize our Service Award recipients.”

This year, the organization inducted Cori Beaudet, SCRP, SGMS, Abbot Laboratories, Abbott Park, Illinois and Matt Spinolo, SCRP, SGMS, Cartus, Danbury, Connecticut into its esteemed Hall of Leaders; recognized 37 members with a first, second, third or fourth Distinguished Service Award; and conferred a Meritorious Service Award on 35 members.  The list of service award recipients appears below.

Editorial Achievement Award

Michelle Sandlin, SCRP, GMS-T and Benjamin Heller were honored with this year’s Mobility Editorial Achievement Award. In “All for One” in the February 2015 issue, Michelle Sandlin, SCRP, GMS-T, shares insights from industry representatives on influences shap­ing the way we work today, from technological advancements to changing business needs. In “A Global Mobility Guide to Surviving the Procurement Process,” Benjamin Heller also explores strategies for making the most of collabo­rative efforts, starting with the sourcing or procure­ment department and designing effective requests for proposals (RFPs).

In presenting the awards and congratulating Sandlin and Heller, Collins observed, “receiving this award for one of the past year’s top articles is quite an achievement.  The selection of this year’s two Editorial Achievement Award-winning articles reveals a common theme:  The talent mobility industry is highly collaborative, and well-versed in forging strategic and effective partnerships.”

Distinguished Service Award Recipients

Cori L. Beaudet, SCRP, SGMS
Abbott Laboratories
Abbott Park, IL, USA

Matt Spinolo, SCRP, SGMS
Danbury, CT, USA


Kathy Connelly, SCRP, GMS
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties
Roswell, GA, USA

Cindy D. Salter, SCRP, SGMS
Brookfield Global Relocation Services
Scottsdale, AZ, USA


Craig E. Anderson, SCRP, SGMS
Mt. Prospect, IL, USA
John M. Brennan, SCRP
Brennan Title Company
Waldorf, MD, USA

Sharon Byrnes, GMS-T
Bristol-Myers Squibb,
Plainsboro, NJ, USA

Dale L. Collins, SCRP, GMS
Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide
Aurora, CO, USA
Johnny H. Haines, SCRP, SGMS-T
Hermitage, TN, USA
Carolyn Huxford, SCRP, GMS
CarMax, Inc.
Richmond, VA, USA
GeLaine M. Joachim, SCRP
Premia Relocation Mortgage
Marietta, GA, USA
Robert W. Kelly Jr., SCRP, SGMS
New World Van Lines, Inc.
Aurora, CO, USA
Baird & Warner Real Estate, Inc.
Chicago, IL, USA

Andrea Massoud, GMS
Living in Brazil, Global Human Capital Mobility Solutions
São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Michael Albert Piker
Naspers Limited
Hoofddorp, Netherlands



Eric R. Arnold, SCRP
Stewart Title Relocation Services
Houston, TX, USA
Mark Buchanan
Fragomen Worldwide
Maureen Campbell, SCRP, SGMS-T
Premier Transitions
North Haven, CT, USA
Tine K.H. Dickey, SCRP, SGMS
Fidelity Residential Solutions, Inc.
Annapolis, MD, USA
George T. Eastment III
The Long & Foster Companies, Inc.
Chantilly, VA, USA

Michael J. Filia, SCRP
AutoRelocationPlus, Inc.
Tustin, CA, USA

Jerry Funaro, SCRP, GMS-T
TRC Global Mobility, Inc.
Chicago, IL, USA
Linda J. Hargreaves, SCRP, SGMS-T
Old Republic Relocation Services
Concord, CA, USA
Nancy F. Harmann, SCRP, SGMS-T
Metairie, LA, USA

Jay N. Hershman, SCRP
Associated Attorney Title & Closing Co.
Cheshire, CT, USA

Thomas A. Hogan
Brookfield Global Relocation Services
Woodcliff Lake, NJ, USA

Steven M. John, SCRP, GMS-T
HomeServices Relocation, LLC
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Debra Keith
NEI Global Relocation
Omaha, NE, USA

Daniela Lima, SGMS
Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP
São Paulo, Brazil

David G. Motherwell
Sterling Americas, Inc.
St. Louis, MO, USA

Mary Beth Nitz, SCRP, SGMS
Altair Global
Plano, TX, USA

Elizabeth D. Nunan, SCRP, SGMS
Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate
Rye Brook, NY, USA

Mark Rabe, SCRP, SGMS
Cornerstone Relocation Group
Plano, TX, USA

Lawrence M. Riefberg
The Law Offices of Lawrence M. Riefberg, LLC
Danbury, CT, USA

Michelle Sandlin, SCRP, GMS-T
Michelle Sandlin, LLC
Houston, TX, USA

Barbara Kay Springer, SCRP, GMS
Nelson Westerberg, Inc.
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA

Melissa Sudano, SCRP, SGMS-T
CA Technologies,
Islandia, NY, USA

Meritorious Service Award Recipients


Jackie Blais, GMS
Avery Dennison Corporation
Oegstgeest, Netherlands

Dana Breitenstein
Clear Water Bay, NT, Hong Kong, China
Thomas G. Bruhn, CRP
Weichert Workforce Mobility, Inc.
Downers Grove, IL, USA
Tim Denney
Berry Appleman & Leiden, LLP
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Jerry L. Erickson
Erickson Immigration Group
Arlington, VA, USA
James Glenn Faulk, CRP, SGMS-T
Luminary Global Immigration
Atlanta, GA, USA
Kevin Felder, CRP
Felder & Company Realtors
Dallas, TX, USA
Denise Michelle Guzzetta, GMS
Crown World Mobility
Danbury, CT, USA
Cheryle A. Hammons, CRP
General Motors Company
Detroit, MI, USA

Andrew J. Horvath, CRP, SGMS
Dwellworks, LLC
Cleveland, OH, USA

Tony Jasper
Hong Kong, China

Selina Jones-May, SGMS-T
Brentford, U.K.

Christina Karl
Berry Appleman & Leiden, LLP

Paul Kochberg, CRP
Fleischer and Kochberg Professional Corporation
Toronto, ON, Canada

Vashist Kommunuri
Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
Shanghai, China

Anita Krishnaswamy
Global Adjustments Services Private Ltd.
Chennai, India

Deirdre Lander
Willis Towers Watson
Wanchai, HK, China

Jason Lim
United Overseas Bank

Renato Lima, GMS
SIRVA Worldwide, Inc.
São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Michael A. Nasr, CRP
Caliber Home Loans
Irving, TX, USA

Simoni Oliveira
BNDES–Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social

Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Kate Santo Reisinger, CRP
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Deerfield, IL, USA

Katharine Stockton Salem, CRP, SGMS-T
Luminary Global Immigration
Grand Prairie, TX, USA

Roseann Schaefer, CRP, SGMS-T
Western Digital
Irvine, CA, USA

Monty D. Smith, CRP
Madison, NJ, USA

Nicole B. Smith, CRP, GMS-T
The Steele Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Richmond, VA, USA

William Taylor, Esq.
Meyer Law Group
San Francisco, CA, USA

Dagmar Tencer, CRP, SGMS
Lexicon Relocation
Jacksonville, FL, USA

Robyn Alinn Tierney
Oakwood Worldwide
Revere, MA, USA

Andreas Frhr. von Strachwitz
Weichert Workforce Mobility, Inc.
West Sussex, U.K.

Ryan S. Watroba, CRP
Coldwell Banker Prime Properties
Green Island, NY, USA

Jill Weir-McLean
Fleischer and Kochberg Professional Corporation
Toronto, ON, Canada

Bill Werth, CRP
Merchants Moving & Storage
Racine, WI, USA

Michael Witkowski
ECA International, LLC
New York, NY, USA

Xirui Yao
Corning Incorporated
Pudong, Shanghai, China


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 London and China. Contact Worldwide ERC® at +1 703 842 3400, or visit