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Executive Committee Members

Sue Carey, SCRP, SGMS-T

Sue Carey, SCRP, SGMS-T
Chairman
Baird & Warner
Chicago, Illinois USA

Sue Carey, SCRP, SGMS is Vice President, Corporate Relocation for Chicago's Baird & Warner. A licensed broker, she has been providing relocation services for over 20 years. Known for high-touch executive level and group move management, Sue has expanded services to include customized solutions for recruitment and candidate decisions under the company name Relocation Decisions®.

As a member of the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council (ERC®) Sue is a recipient of their Distinguished Service Award, has served as the Chairman of Worldwide ERC®’s Certification Review Board and was a member of the 2012 U.S. Advisory Council. In addition, she is Past-President of the Relocation Directors Council® (RDC), a former and current advisory council member for a number of relocation management companies, and has served as an executive board member and CRP certification trainer for the Corporate Relocation Council (CRC) in Chicago.

Ed Hannibal, GMS

Ed Hannibal, GMS
Chair-elect
Deloitte Tax LLP

Ed Hannibal is an advisor and leader of mobility and talent transformation projects around the globe, with two decades of experience.  Ed consults with clients on international pay practices as well as international HR issues. He led the global mobility compensation business for a large HR consultancy.  

Ed has worked with clients in over 13 countries and in many industries including: Automotive, Financial Services, High Tech, Pharma, Consumer Goods, Professional Services, and Engineering and Construction. He has spoken at many industry forums, and is quoted frequently in the media on global human resource issues.

Ed holds a Master of Science in Industrial Relations in Global HR Management; a Bachelor of Economics and the Worldwide ERC® Global Mobility Specialist designation.

Robert Brezosky

Robert Brezosky
Vice Chair - Finance
The Walt Disney Company
Burbank, California USA

Robert Brezosky is passionate about building and leading Global Mobility teams to support organizational success.  As Director of Global Mobility and Leadership Development Programs for The Walt Disney Company, Robert leads the team responsible for providing domestic and international relocation services to all segments of the company worldwide.  Since joining Disney almost 7 years ago, Robert has transformed Global Mobility by creating a flexible service delivery model that enables the strategic and seamless mobilization of talent.  Robert also streamlined the number of vendor partnerships while enhancing services and reducing costs.  In addition, Robert has led the Disney Global Mobility team in the development of new domestic and international relocation policies,  which include core and flex benefits, as well as an innovative “employee choice” offering.  Robert has also led a comprehensive implementation of Global Mobility technology to gain further efficiencies and improve the relocation experience.  In addition to Global Mobility, Robert oversees Leadership Development Programs for Disney Technology and Accounting, and continues to design new programs to meet talent needs for other business areas.  Prior to Disney, Robert spent 16 years at PwC where he held various leadership roles in Recruiting, HR, and Global Mobility.  He is an executive board member of Worldwide ERC®, and is a frequent speaker at industry events.  When he’s not working, Robert enjoys hiking, singing, baking, hosting parties with friends, classic cars and classic films.  He’s also an avid lover of dogs and finds great rewards in fostering and fundraising for dog rescue organizations.

Andrew Walker, GMS-T

Andrew Walker, GMS-T
Vice Chair - Talent Community
Ernst & Young LLP
New York, New York, USA

Andrew Walker, GMS, is the Global Mobility leader for EY’s internal mobility and reward program. EY moves over 4,000 staff annually between over 1,000 different home and host country combinations. He has worked in the mobility field for over 25 years and has previously lead the mobility function at WorleyParsons and Thomson Reuters, while also working in other mobility roles at Principal and Goldman Sachs.  Additionally, Andrew has held client-facing mobility roles with Prudential Relocation (now Brookfield) and Mercer.

Peggy Smith, SCRP, SGMS-T

Peggy Smith, SCRP, SGMS-T
President and Chief Executive Officer
Worldwide ERC®

Peggy Smith, SCRP, SGMS-T is President and CEO of Worldwide ERC®. She is a strategic and adventurous leader with a keen eye for fresh concepts and solutions-oriented insight, who has extended the reach of the organization within the APAC, EMEA and LATAM regions. Under her guidance, Worldwide ERC® delivers next-gen content, community and engagement to talent management and mobility professionals.

Peggy holds a BA in marketing from Seattle University, has guest-lectured on talent mobility at Georgetown University and Seattle University, and is a contributing writer to the NACE Foundation. She also is an active member of the Forbes Nonprofit Council and an often-quoted thought leader on Forbes.com. A frequent keynoter and expert panelist at mobility and HR-related conferences around the world, Peggy shares her lens on global workforce issues, talent and skills shortages, multi-generational workplace considerations, and future mobility strategy.

Board of Directors

Merrit Q. Anderson

Merrit Q. Anderson
San Francisco, California USA

Merritt Quisumbing Anderson is a leader in the tech space giving voices to and advocating for communities that are traditionally underrepresented in the workplace. Most recently, Merritt served as GitHub’s Vice President of Employee Experience and Engagement overseeing the Learning and Development, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, Global Workplace Operations, and People Programs Teams. She also served as Global Head of Human Resources and Employment Counsel. She enjoyed co-leading the HR side of the integration process leading up to GitHub’s acquisition by Microsoft. 

Prior to GitHub, Merritt was a Compliance and Privacy Officer and Regional Director of Human Resources at Kaiser Permanente. 

When she’s not creating communities of belonging, Merritt is cheering on her three kids at sporting events.

Erik Eccles

Erik Eccles
Urbandoor
San Francisco, California

Erik Eccles is a successful serial entrepreneur who, across multiple industries, has worked as a catalyst to grow markets. After 15 years of building his own companies and driving change at Cisco Systems and Yahoo!, Erik knows the intense work needed for success and how to engage customers, employees, and investors to build a business. Erik’s two prior successes are Jumpcut (acquired by Yahoo!) and Versly (acquired by Cisco). At Cisco, Erik and the Versly team was a major figure in the development and launch of their cloud based collaboration platform, Cisco Spark. As CEO and Co-Founder at Urbandoor, Erik is focused on helping both corporate housing providers and multifamily apartment owners and operators benefit from the market transition beyond unfurnished apartments to fully serviced shorter term living solutions. Erik continues to invest in and advise for numerous startups.

Erik holds a degree in finance focused on venture from the University of Colorado Boulder where he was lucky enough to continue his competitive ski racing career. Erik works to live and spends his time with his wife Laura and two young kids in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as back in his hometown of Truckee, CA.

Kerwin Guillermo

Kerwin Guillermo
Hewlett Packard Enterprises
Singapore

Kerwin currently leads the Global Employee Mobility program for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Prior to leading the global program, he spent 5 years concurrently managing Asia Mobility and Talent Acquisition Operations for the region. Prior to that he led several major change initiatives across multiple HR functions at Intel for 14 years. His career allowed him to experience Mobility as he moved from Manila to Singapore.

Heather Henry

Heather Henry
Netflix
Los Gatos, CA, USA

Heather Henry is the Director of Talent Mobility at Netflix, Inc. (NYSE: NFLX). Mobility is part of the Talent function and provides U.S. domestic and international relocation, international assignment/transfer services, ongoing assignment administration and immigration support for colleagues of Netflix, Inc.

Heather has a wide range of global mobility experience, including international relocation, compensation, taxation, accounting and immigration; expertise in pay, benefits and HR/Mobility technologies. Her role involves leading a team of Mobility professionals, who are responsible for consulting with and guiding candidates/employees through their relocation/immigration experience. Building a deep understanding of the organization's business needs and trusting relationships with Leadership in order to deliver a program that allows colleagues to be in the right location at the right time, removing distractions to allow them to focus on their roles. She also is responsible for vendor partner management, compliance, risk mitigation and development of the company’s data analytics platform to bring fresh insights and innovation to the Netflix mobility strategy. Before joining Netflix, Heather worked at Tesla, Inc., Marsh & McLennan Companies, Capital Group Companies and UBS Investment Bank (14 years).

Gustavo Higuera

Gustavo Higuera
Weichert Workforce Mobility
Miami, Florida USA

Working from Weichert’s Center of Excellence in Miami’s Blue Lagoon business district, Regional Vice President, Latin America Gustavo Higuera manages operations in Latin America, spearheading strategic expansion and helping clients optimize their workforce mobility programs across this region. Hailing from Colombia and fluent in English and Spanish, Gustavo has over 20 years of experience preparing companies and mobile employees for success in the LATAM market. He also possesses a solid track record for building service and support teams in this region. Before joining Weichert, Gustavo served as VP, Latin American Operations with Prudential Relocation, responsible for client relations, supplier development, new business, logistics and service support for the company’s entire Latin America footprint. He has also served as Marketing & Sales Manager, Financial Services Latin America for American Express International based out of Caracas, Venezuela and Miami, Florida, Chief Marketing Officer for Banorte Financial in Mexico, and Executive Director with UNO Financial Group, responsible for business units in Panama and Peru. Gustavo holds an MBA from leading Venezuelan business school, the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA). He has also earned the Certified Relocation Professional/CRP® and the Global Mobility Specialist/GMS® designations from Worldwide ERC®.

Sigrid Nauwelaerts

Sigrid Nauwelaerts
‍Johnson & Johnson
Beerse, Belgium

Sigrid is Talent Mobility EMEA Director with Johnson & Johnson. She partners with business leaders to provide strategic consultation on how to best align talent mobility, enterprise strategies and key initiatives in order to meet Johnson & Johnson’s business goals and accelerate the development of its global talent. She has experience developing and executing a variety of complex global and executive assignment policies, including one-way, commuter, flexible and long-term moves within the APAC and EMEA regions. She closely works with the organization’s regional EMEA vendor partners and manages talent mobility budgets for EMEA.

Prior to her current role, she served as global mobility and global mobility tax manager with Cargill Europe bvba, and held a number of positions in expatriate program cost and tax management with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Belgium and the U.K. As a subject matter expert on industry best practices and trends, she is a frequent guest speaker at talent mobility conferences and has authored several articles on the subject of taxation. She holds a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp and is fluent in four languages.

Shelby Wolpa

Shelby Wolpa
InVision
Austin, Texas, USA

Shelby is the Vice President of People Operations at InVision, the cornerstone of the product design process for more than 3 million people, including 80 percent of the Fortune 100 brands like Airbnb, Amazon, HBO, Netflix, Nike, Slack, Starbucks and Uber. In her current role, Shelby has the unique challenge of overseeing the people operations function for a fully-distributed remote workforce of more than 700 employees across 25 countries. Throughout her career, she has helped build and scale the people function at growing companies while creating world-class company cultures. Prior to InVision, she was the Head of HR at Instacart, One Medical, and Palantir. Early in her career, Shelby honed her HR expertise working at leading consulting firms Towers Watson and Mercer. Shelby holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Texas A&M University.

Ex-Officio Board Members

Robert L. Giese, SCRP® GMS

Robert L. Giese, SCRP® GMS
Chairman, Foundation for Workforce Mobility
Sterling Lexicon
Jacksonville, Florida USA

Rob is currently Chairman of the Worldwide ERC® Foundation for Workforce Mobility. He joined Sterling Lexicon with more than 30 years of global mobility experience and is the executive leading the direction of their innovation and change initiatives. His department partners with internal and client users to provide unique and innovative technology solutions to solve the ever-changing needs of the customer with a focus on tomorrow.

Rob brings a rare blend of talent to his role, having spent a number of years progressing through a variety of positions with a major relocation management company, before taking on the responsibility of managing a large in-house relocation program. There he specialized in relocation taxation and global compensation as well as guided the development of proprietary relocation software to manage and automate their policy and expense administration. Utilizing his corporate experience, Rob took on the role of Project Manager, implementing relocation management software for Fortune 500 companies. He later joined the industry’s leading mobility technology firm as Senior Director/Product Manager, where he ushered the first web-based relocation expense and tax management program through development to market. Following this success, his focus shifted toward global technologies as he became an integral life-line to organizations throughout the implementation of mobility solutions.

In addition to his work with the Foundation and previous Worldwide ERC® committee roles, Rob participates in many other mobility industry initiatives as well. He is in his twelfth year as a board member of the Rocky Mountain Relocation Council. Rob has held his Senior Certified Relocation Professional (SCRP®) designation for nearly 20 years, and holds the Global Mobility Specialist (GMS®) designation. He has obtained degrees in both Computer Science and Applied Behavioral Science.

Robert Horsley

Robert Horsley 
Past Chairman
Fragomen Worldwide
Santa Clara, California USA

Robert is Fragomen’s Executive Director and has been with the firm for over 20 years. He helps to drive the execution and mobilization of Fragomen’s vision globally through his leadership roles in firm strategy, client service and engagement, and integrated solutions. Robert works closely with clients and leaders around the world to enable broader and more mobile workforce models through innovative initiatives. He works closely with many of the firm’s leading clients to adapt our services to their different cultures and work models, and is able to leverage these relationships to help both the firm and clients remain at the forefront of evolving industry trends and strategies. Robert plays a significant role in a number of the firm’s advanced consulting approaches to strategic partnering, integration, talent management and acquisition, mobility as a strategy, program design, and analytics. Prior to joining Fragomen he spent nearly a decade at one of the Big 4 firms in their consulting, acquisition advisory and audit groups. Robert has been an active member of Worldwide ERC® for many years and a member of its Board of Directors since 2012. Along with other board affiliations, Robert speaks frequently around the world on mobility, the importance of technology and engagement and other dynamic business trends. Robert is a graduate of the University of Southern California and University of Southern California-Marshall School of Business.

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