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Board of Directors Bios
Executive Committee Members
Chief Strategic Partner Officer
Southlake, Texas, USA
Anupam is the Chief Strategic Partner Officer at Topia, responsible for building and managing Topia’s strategic partner ecosystem, driving strategic top-line growth initiatives, and executing targeted M&A and corporate strategy. Anupam joined Topia upon its acquisition of Monaeo, an industry-leading, cloud-based, distributed workforce compliance management tech company that he co-founded and led for several years. Prior to founding Monaeo, Anupam was a Principal at Silver Lake Partners, the world’s largest tech-focused investment firm. He also worked at General Atlantic as a growth investor and in M&A at Morgan Stanley. Anupam holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and BS from Carnegie Mellon and London School of Economics. Over his nearly 20 years investing in and helping build world-class global technology companies, he has been both an active business traveler and an expat having worked in or traveled to over 30 countries. It was this experience that inspired him to start Monaeo, and together, help Topia become the preeminent tech company in this $100B+ market.
Los Gatos, California, USA
At Netflix, Ashli is driving strategic change to meet the needs of employees and the business, while at the same time streamlining operations and growing a diverse Talent Mobility team globally. She is also leading the evolution to use flexibility to meet the unique needs of each employee and family while making Inclusion & Diversity a key part of the experience.
Ashli is well-known for investing in development - whether that be in developing her own team members, service partners, peers, or industry colleagues, Ashli is always challenging the people around her to deliver their best. She’s a frequent speaker at industry events, and when she’s not working, she can be found spending time with her family and friends, reading, and seeking out exceptional meals around the world.
Mark J. Burchell, SGMS
Vice Chair - Finance
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
WWith more than four decades of experience in the global relocation industry, Mark leads strategic growth internationally for Sterling Lexicon, a business unit of the Jacksonville based Suddath Companies. In his current role, Mark oversees Sterling Lexicon's global growth strategies and partnerships.
Mark is a dynamic, seasoned professional who specializes in building integrated, global teams to increase profitable market share. He leads teams across multiple cultures, encouraging innovation to deliver exceptional, sustainable, long term customer experiences and relationships around the world.
Mark relocated to the US for the first time in the early 90’s and then returned to his native London in 2007. Prior to joining Sterling Lexicon, Mark spent 10 years with Santa Fe Relocation Services in London, with global responsibility for sales and marketing.
In addition to serving on the board of the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council, Mark also is a member of the FIDI FAIM Supervisory Board (one of the relocation industries leading trade associations).
Kathy Connelly, SCRP, GMS
Vice Chair – Service Provider Membership
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties
Roswell, Georgia USA
Kathy serves as chief operating officer for the company as they approach their 60th anniversary. Most of her career has been focused on strategic growth and business development enhancing the careers of the company’s 1600 associates. As a long-standing member of the leadership team, Ms. Connelly has helped to navigate the company’s journey to a market leader in 29 markets across metro Atlanta and north Georgia. The company was recently ranked as the second largest real estate organization in metro Atlanta with over 11,000 transactions and over $5 Billon in real estate sales volume and is ranked #5 among the global network of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Companies consisting of over 50,000 sales associates in nearly 1500 offices around the world.
In addition to her business development responsibilities, she served as qualifying broker and legal liaison for the firm from 2013 until her recent promotion to COO. In addition to continuing strategic business development, in her new role, she will focus on growing essential partnerships to provide an “all-inclusive” real estate experience for the firms associates and clients.
Early in her career she was recognized as national Relocation Director of the year and has continued the pursuit of service excellence throughout her career as evidenced by the countless performance awards earned by her team. Being “all in” on achieving new heights, she served two consecutive terms as president of the Metro Atlanta Relocation Council and served as president of the Relocation Directors Council.
With many mentors opening doors throughout her own career, she is honored to have the opportunity to pay it forward and is proud to see many of her mentees achieve success in their own careers.
Kathy is a former partner in the ownership of the company (Prudential Georgia Realty) prior the sale to HomeServices of America in 2013. She serves as Qualifying Broker for Referral Associates of Georgia (350 associates), the company’s referral holding company, and is instrumental in the operational excellence and growth of the company’s diverse local markets/offices.
Kathy earned the Senior Certified Relocation Professional (SCRP) and Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) designations and is a 3-time recipient of the distinguished service award from Worldwide ERC®.
Vice Chair – Corporate Membership
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Simon Mason is a proven C-suite executive with an exceptional track record in senior management. He is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Revenue Officer, leading over 500 employees as the highest ranking executive at Writer Relocations. Prior to joining Writer, he was a Senior Vice President for a large relocation management company and the Chairman of his family business.
Simon has a Bachelor of Science in International Management from The University of Manchester. He has also completed executive education through; Harvard University on Financial Accounting, Program on Negotiation from Harvard Law School and Systems Thinking from Cornell University.
Simon has gained substantial overseas experience including assignments in Sydney, Dubai, San Francisco and Chicago while visiting over 90 countries. This experience has led him to conduct acclaimed academic research in the field of expatriate management during his 15+ years in the global mobility industry.
Lynn Shotwell, GMS
President and Chief Executive Officer
Arlington, Virginia, USA
Lynn Shotwell is President and CEO of Worldwide ERC, the world’s leading association for professionals engaged in global talent mobility. She is a mission-focused, visionary leader with unique expertise in the intersection of international employment law, global talent mobility and corporate social responsibility. For over two decades, Lynn has helped top organizations create global workforces by developing education and networking programs for HR, immigration and mobility professionals, as well as advancing public policy by building coalitions with key stakeholders in the U.S. and abroad.
Prior to joining Worldwide ERC®, Shotwell served as Senior Vice President, Global Outreach and Operations for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest HR professional society. Earlier in her career, Lynn served as Executive Director at the Council for Global Immigration (CFGI)/American Council on International Personnel (ACIP), where she drove significant growth and led the organization’s merger with SHRM in 2018.
Shotwell currently serves as co-chair of the Business Migration Advisory Group to the Global Forum on Migration and Development. Most recently, Lynn served as chair-elect of World Education Services, and prior to that, as secretariat of the World Federation of People Management Associations. Shotwell also participated in the B20 Education and Employment Working Group, as chair of the Alliance for International Exchange, the European Union Expert Working Group on Economic Migration, Consortium of HR Management Associations, Compete America, Multinational Employers for Working Spouses and the Executive Working Group on Global Mobility Policies. Lynn is a frequent lecturer on global mobility policy. Shotwell testified before the US Congress, United Nations, and World Trade Organization, and she appeared on numerous television and radio shows.
Lynn received her JD from the University of Michigan and BA from Michigan State University and holds GMS certification.
Deb Convery, GMS-T
Seattle, WA USA
Deb Convery, GMS-T, SPHR has over 15 years of experience in Human Resources specializing in Global Mobility and is currently the Head of Global Mobility and Immigration at Stripe. Deb has held prior roles as a Mobility leader at Peloton, Nike, Amazon and T-Mobile. In addition to Global Mobility, Deb has an extensive background in Talent Acquisition.
Deb graduated from George Fox University with a degree in Management and Organizational Leadership and is a certified Sr. Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) and a Global Mobility Specialist, Talent Management (GMS-T). Deb is actively involved in the Mobility community. She was appointed as a Board Member for Worldwide ERC and also serves as an Advisory Member for the Sustainability Advisory Council. Additionally, Deb is an advisory Board Member for Global Mobility Executive and Benivo Changemakers and served on Portland Relocation Council Board of Directors, where she is currently serving as Past President. Deb was also recognized in 2021 and 2020 as one of the most admired Global Mobility Professional’s in the world and was recognized as one of the Global Mobility Top 100 Innovators in 2022.
Hillsboro, OR USA
Tanya Mariottini GMS-T is Director, Global Mobility at Twilio, Inc. She has 15+ years of Global Talent Mobility experience working in diverse industries and matrixed organizations including 10+ years in leadership roles and international assignments in both Asia and Europe. She has received peer recognition as a Most Admired Corporate Professional from The View from the Top in 2021 and 2022.
Tanya has been an active member of Worldwide ERC since 2007 and joined their board in January 2023. Tanya is an advocate for Move For Hunger, a non-profit focused on sustainability and food insecurity, and has actively participated on their Corporate Action Network since its founding in 2018, joining their Board of Directors in 2022. Tanya holds a B.A. in Business Administration with a focus on Management from The College of Idaho.
Michelle Moore, CPA, MPA, CGMA
NEI Global Relocation
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Michelle is responsible for overseeing the delivery of international services at NEI Global Relocation, including its regional offices in Switzerland and Singapore. She also serves as NEI’s principle financial advisor, overseeing financial risks, planning and reporting to the executive management committee.
With over two decades of experiences at NEI, Michelle has held several varied roles across the organization with increasing responsibilities, including Vice President of Operations and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining NEI, she led auditing teams for large financial services clients with Deloitte.
Michelle is a Chartered Global Management Accountant, Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master of Professional Accountancy. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Altair Global, APAC
As Senior Vice President, APAC, Benny is responsible for leveraging Altair’s capabilities as they relate to global product development, business-to-business solutions, policy consulting and benchmarking.
Benny joined Altair in 2012 as Vice President, APAC and was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2018. He has been in the relocation industry since 2007.
Benny’s experience in the Asia Pacific region spans a wide range of responsibilities for international relocation, assignment management and human resources services. His unique combination of skills, knowledge and global perspective is vital to Altair’s expansion into Asia.
A graduate of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Benny graduated with honors and holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. He also earned a diploma in Computer Engineering from Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore. He continues his commitment to personal and professional education by holding Worldwide ERC’s® Global Mobility Specialist – Talent Management (GMS-T) Certification and the FIDI Academy Essentials in International Moving (EiM) Diploma.
The Walt Disney Company
Eluned Wallace has worked in HR and Global Mobility for nearly 25 years. Her mobility career has spanned a range of industries including Technology, Professional Services, Oil & Gas, and now Entertainment. She is the Senior Manager, Global Mobility EMEA for The Walt Disney Company, based in the UK.
Kelly West, CRP, SGMS-T
The Miles West Group, LLC
Denver, Colorado USA
Kelly West, CRP, SGMS-T is the founder and President of The MilesWest Group, a black owned consultancy specializing in the reimagining of business processes to create innovative solutions. As a single parent, Kelly found employment in the real estate and relocation industry at 21, kickstarting a career spanning three decades. From the receptionist at Marsh & Associates, to the Division Head at Xerox, Kelly enmeshed herself in the industry learning each piece of the business, to better create innovative and customized solutions for both internal and external clients.
Kelly has served on industry boards, editorial and national conference planning committees, and has been recognized through President’s Clubs, Meritorious Service Awards, and most recently as one of the 2021 Most Influential Service Providers in the Mobility Industry.
Kelly is proud to be a citizen of the world, having lived in Canada and Madrid in addition to the US and having traveled to every continent apart from Antarctica, for work and leisure. When she is not either at her Denver or Lansing offices, she enjoys time with her husband Bo and their cat, Clementine as well as their three adult children.
Ex-Officio Board Members
Immediate Past Chairman, Worldwide ERC®
Denver, Colorado, USA
Tyler Reynolds is a ‘get it done’ type of person, which is precisely what he has been doing at Equus for over 18 years. After stints in banking and finance early in his career, Tyler switched his focus to software and found Equus. He has been successful in many roles at the company, including software developer, project manager, business analyst, account executive, VP of operations and Chief Sales Officer. As Equus' President, Tyler is responsible for establishing revenue targets, and developing and managing strategic sales plans to meet those goals.
Shannon Brown, PHR, CRP, GMS
St. Paul Area, Minnesota USA
Shannon Brown is a mobility industry leader, mother, dog lover and an avid Minnesota Twins fan who grew up in the western suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Shannon is the Director of Referral Engagement with @properties, and she has been in the relocation industry since 2003. Shannon holds three certifications: a Professional of Human Resources (PHR), a Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) and a Certified Relocation Professional (CRP). When Shannon is not working on relocation, you can find her spending time with her kids, Madyson, and Trevor, spoiling her dogs Koda and Zoe, or taking time out for herself at the gym.