The Worldwide ERC® Foundation for Workforce Mobility recently presented the H. Cris Collie Legacy Award to Kitty T. Snelling, SCRP, at its Global Workforce Symposium in Dallas, Texas. The award, established in 2008 to pay tribute to former Worldwide ERC® CEO Cris Collie’s impact on the workforce mobility industry, honors Worldwide ERC® members (current or retired) who have demonstrated such qualities as diplomacy, a unique ability to achieve effective partnering and consensus-building, and an unwavering commitment to achieving goals.
Candidates for the award are nominated by their peers. During the presentation, 2013 Foundation Chairman Bob Kelly, SCRP, GMS, New World Van Lines, Inc. noted, “Our award recipient is not only one of Worldwide ERC®’s most enthusiastic cheerleaders, but she is also someone who characterizes the integrity, collaborative mindset, and spirit of contribution that this award was designed to honor.”
Highlights of Snelling’s three decades of Worldwide ERC® support and involvement include being among the first class of candidates to earn the Certified Relocation Professional (CRP)® designation, which she strongly promoted, serving as a mentor to those who wished to obtain it. She also was instrumental in forging a strong relationship between Worldwide ERC® and the Relocation Directors Council (RDC); received both Meritorious and Distinguished Service Awards, was a frequent speaker and panelist, and a significant contributor to a range of committees.
Pamela J. O’Connor, SCRP, president and CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, has been a close friend and peer of Snelling for nearly 30 years, and also participated in the presentation. “Kitty’s passion for our business, her creative marketing orientation, her strong commitment to her professional and personal community, and her memorable presence have reinforced the ‘heart’ of Worldwide ERC® for many years,” she said.
Reflecting on receiving the award, Snelling noted, “When I first joined Worldwide ERC®, I was part of a small company, and the association instantly became a home base for me—one of my most important resources, really. It had a key place in the relocation market, particularly by offering access to valuable, high-quality networking and educational opportunities. I always maintained that attendance at all the meetings and advertising in Mobility magazine were two things that made my company really stand out.” Noting that the association’s global transition has been “incredible,” Snelling also remarked on the way Worldwide ERC® has incorporated its history of leadership and education to attract new and younger members over the years, and reflected on the impact the association has had on her life and career: “My favorite memories are all connected to the lifetime friendships I have made through my involvement with Worldwide ERC®.”
About Worldwide ERC®
Worldwide ERC® has served for nearly 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 representation in Belgium and China. Contact Worldwide ERC® at +1 703 842 3400, or visit www.WorldwideERC.org
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. Its vision is that all communities touched by global mobility are actively aware of, inspired by, and engaged in our charitable efforts, worldwide. More information about the Foundation is available on Worldwide ERC®’s website.