News Release

For Immediate Release - September 29, 2016 

Worldwide ERC News Release
Kristin White
Senior Manager, Communications and Marketing
+1 703 842 3417

Three New Directors for Worldwide ERC® Board, Three New Trustees for Foundation 

Arlington, VA—Worldwide ERC®, the workforce mobility association, and the Worldwide ERC® Foundation for Workforce Mobility are pleased to announce new leadership members for each group.

Worldwide ERC® Board 

Elected to serve on the Worldwide ERC® Board of Directors and beginning a three-year board term commencing January 1, 2017 are Heather Henry, Director, Global Mobility, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.; Gustavo Higuera, Jr., CRP, GMS, Regional Vice President, Latin America, Weichert Workforce Mobility Inc.; and Ian Payne, SGMS, Managing Director/EVP EMEA and APAC, Cartus Corporation.  The three new directors bring strong insight on human capital issues, corporate talent management, and global mobility services.  

"Each year brings more focus, more challenge, and more opportunity to Worldwide ERC® and our mobility community,” said Worldwide ERC® Chair Dale L. Collins, SCRP, GMS, Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide. “As our global reach expands, and our reputation for excellence in talent mobility issues grows, it’s essential to have the right leaders in place to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify our impact across the world. Adding new leaders like Heather, Gustavo and Ian brings fresh ideas and experience to our strategic initiatives and our ability to sustain regional relevance.”  

Worldwide ERC® Foundation for Workforce Mobility  

The Worldwide ERC® Foundation for Workforce Mobility also announced the newest members appointed to serve on its Board of Trustees.  Beginning a three-year term, effective Jan. 1, 2017, are Steven M. John, SCRP, GMS-T, President and CEO, HomeServices Relocation, LLC; Amberley Johnson, Co-founder, Global Expertise®; and Debra A. Ritchie, CRP, GMS-T, Senior Mobility Advisor, Tesoro Companies, Inc.

As we build on the success and compassion of our Foundation outreach with each new year, we are fortunate to have trustees like Steven, Amberley and Debra in our circle. They have strong business skills and giving hearts as well – the perfect combination of traits for the work of this important initiative,” said Foundation Chair Janet Schaefer, SCRP, GMS, Altair Global Relocation. 

Find out more about the Foundation and its work to support students who have experienced workforce mobility, and the funding it provides to its selected charity, Family Promise.

About Worldwide ERC®
Since 1964, Worldwide ERC® has been committed to connecting and educating workforce mobility professionals across the globe. A global not-for-profit organization, we are headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in London and Shanghai, and are the source of global mobility knowledge and innovation in talent management from Europe, the Middle East and Africa, to Asia and across the Americas. For more information, 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.