News Release

For Immediate Release - October 15, 2009 

Worldwide ERC News Release
Anita Brienza
Worldwide ERC® Communications and Branding
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Worldwide ERC® Foundation Honors Jill Silvas With Legacy Award 

The Worldwide ERC® Foundation for Workforce Mobility is pleased to announce that Jill Silvas, SCRP, Pacific Union International is the second recipient of its H. Cris Collie Legacy Award. 

Former Worldwide ERC® Cris Collie’s retirement after a 36-year tenure in 2008 brought deep recognition and appreciation of his personal and professional impact on the workforce mobility industry.  To pay tribute to Cris’ legacy of excellence, an award was created in his name by the Worldwide ERC® Foundation for Workforce Mobility. Foundation Chairman Kevin E. Rich, SCRP, New World Van Lines, Inc. delivered the H. Cris Collie Legacy Award to Silvas, noting that “this individual has given countless hours of her time to make our industry better, and to raise the level of professionalism and knowledge in our association. She has held a range of leadership positions, and shares her expertise generously in her work, kindly responding to every request. Her graciousness extends far beyond our circle and into her community, where she supports a range of causes and events. She has earned our respect and love with her unwavering commitment to lifelong learning, and to building and enhancing the business and personal relationships in her life.”

In accepting the award, Silvas said, “Because I had the great pleasure of working with Cris for so many years and witnessing first hand his qualities of leadership, integrity, partnering, consensus building, diplomacy and his consistent willingness to go the extra mile, it humbles me to be compared to him in any way.  I have always felt that for all of the commitment and participation that I have given over the years – to Worldwide ERC® or any of the other organizations that I have participated in – I have gotten back far more than I ever gave. I am truly honored and will always treasure this moment.”   

Worldwide ERC® is the workforce mobility association with offices in Washington, DC; Brussels, Belgium; and Shanghai, China. Its 12,000 members represent employers, service firms and individuals from industries that address workforce mobility related workforce issues. Its Foundation was established in 2004 to focus the association’s charitable giving, scholarship and broader-business research initiatives.

Worldwide ERC® programs and publications help global workforce mobility professionals continually increase their expertise, and allow corporations with mobile employees (and the companies that provide services to them) to communicate more effectively and conduct workforce transitions more efficiently. For more information on the organization, visit