New England Relocation Association Holds Spring Meeting

Lisa Beranich, CRP, GMS-T, AMP - May 16 2023
Published in: Mobility
| Updated May 17 2023
NERA held a meeting in April titled “Sustaining the Future of Mobility” to discuss various aspects of mobility and its future.

On 27 April, the New England Relocation Association (NERA) held a spring meeting titled “Sustaining the Future of Mobility” to discuss various aspects of mobility and its future. This was the first meeting held at the Hyatt Regency Boston/Cambridge with 103 mobility professionals in attendance, a record high for the organization in recent years. 

The meeting began at 9 a.m. with corporate registration and breakfast, followed by a corporate roundtable attended by 31 corporate mobility professionals, facilitated by Conor Schoemer, a Mercer representative. During this time, corporate partners had the opportunity to network and connect with one another. Afterward, the supplier partners had a chance to register and network. 

Lunch was served, followed by the president’s welcome address by Alicia Browne, Boskalis Offshore Energy. After lunch, Schoemer recapped the earlier roundtable. Following this, Samantha Kuhn, executive director of JK Farm, and Andrew Walker, founder and president of Eleven +, discussed sustainability. 

Melissa Knight, president of the New Jersey Relocation Council, took the stage to discuss remote work and the future of mobility. Following this, Suzie Chapman, global mobility HR business partner at FM Global, talked about inclusion in mobility. After a brief break, Dana Whitman, CapRelo, and Katie Oden, Sensata Technologies, presented mobility trivia for some group fun. 

The meeting concluded with closing comments, followed by a reception with cocktails and appetizers. 

Overall, the meeting provided attendees with valuable insights into the future of mobility, sustainability, inclusion, and remote work. Furthermore, networking opportunities were available throughout the event, allowing attendees to connect with others in the industry. With its comprehensive program and excellent speakers, the meeting left attendees feeling inspired and equipped to drive innovation and change in the mobility industry. 

Additionally, NERA’s next event will be a Membership Appreciation on 10 August. The day will begin with a corporate roundtable at Liberty Mutual’s headquarters in the Back Bay area of Boston, moderated by Lynn Shotwell, CEO of Worldwide ERC®. This event promises to be another valuable opportunity for corporate mobility professionals to network and discuss important issues facing the industry. Following the roundtable, NERA will host suppliers and corporate mobility members for networking at a location to be determined and then a Red Sox game at Fenway Park, providing attendees with a fun and engaging way to connect and celebrate the mobility community. Be sure to mark your calendars for this exciting event!