Berna Anderson is the Director of Global Mobility for BD (Becton, Dickinson & Company) one of the top 5 medical technology companies in the world. Before joining BD, Berna was the Director of Mobility for Weatherford in Houston, TX and AECOM in Los Angeles, CA. She also held Global Mobility leadership positions at Abbott Laboratories and with Novartis Pharma AG in Basel, Switzerland. Prior to that, she served in various management roles in Germany and the greater New York Metro area within relocation and expatriate management consulting and solutions providers such as PricewaterhouseCoopers serving the expatriate management needs of many multinational companies.
Christin Bernhardt currently works at Yext Inc., where she is the Senior Manager, Global HR Operations, focusing on designing international benefits, mobility and immigration programs and building out the HR Operations team on a global basis.
Prior to joining Yext Inc., Christin worked at Netflix and Boehringer Ingelheim where she developed and implemented scalable global mobility solutions to enhance the employee experience.
Christin’s own international relocation experience provided her deep insights into the relocation and immigration processes.
Diederik is a tax professional with more than 20 years of experience in Global Mobility and International Expatriate Tax matters. Past employers include IBM, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
He brings experience design and implementation in global mobility programs, policies and processes for long- and short-term assignments, commuters and business travelers. He is a trusted advisor to key stakeholders in Corporate Tax, Legal, Human Resources and Business Units related to global mobility and cross-border employment tax topics; and has subject matter expertise in international tax law compliance and planning for compensation packages, deferred compensation, equity awards and other compensation items.
He is a graduate of the University of Amsterdam, where he earned a Master's Degree in Fiscal Economics with majors in personal tax, corporate income tax, international tax, business economics and mathematics. Diederik is fluent in Dutch and English, advanced in German, and has basic French speaking.
Matt Burns, Managing Director of Tullow International HR Consulting, LLC., helps organizations with designing international assignments, and integrating with technology, payroll and/or shared services providers.
Matt led Lockheed Martin’s Global Mobility team for 9 years. The Global Mobility program was recognized in 2013 as the EMMA runner up in Most Effective Relocation Strategy and Best Global Mobility Program – Industrial/Energy Sector.
Matt joined Lockheed Martin in 2005 after 26 years with the U.S. Department of State.
An EMMA’s judge since 2012, the Forum on Expatriate Management recognized Matt in 2017 with its award for Outstanding Contribution to Global Mobility.
Krista Caldwell is Worley’s Regional Mobility Director for the Americas. She has been with Worley for over 12 years, with the last seven in Global Mobility. She is experienced with executing a global program at a regional level throughout the Americas. Her experience also includes development and oversight of the domestic mobility program as well as management of the US Immigration program. She serves as the Corporate Engagement Chair on the Rocky Mountain Relocation Council Board of Directors. She is actively involved with the Women of Worley and received the Pink Petro GRIT Award in 2018.
Debbie Convery, GMS, SPHR is the Director of Global Mobility at Peloton Interactive. She is an expert across all global mobility pillars including relocation, immigration and tax. Her responsibilities include ensuring Mobility programs align with business imperatives and enable the talent strategy, while maximizing effectiveness and employee satisfaction.
Debbie has over 15 years of HR experience including prior roles at Nike, Amazon, T-Mobile and Starbucks. In addition to Mobility, Debbie has an extensive background in Talent Acquisition.
Debbie 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 (GMS). Debbie has served on the Pacific Northwest Relocation Council Board of Directors, and the Portland Relocation Council, and is currently the President of PRC.
Elodie Davignon is the Senior Manager, Relocation & International Mobility for Saint-Gobain North America where she is responsible for Mobility matters, including immigration, for US & Canada. In her 22-year career with Saint-Gobain, Elodie has been in various roles, including in Finance for 7 years. She has more than 15 years of experience in HR Mobility, with a focus on the North American region since 2009, when she came from France to the Philadelphia’s region on an expatriation assignment for Saint-Gobain.
Jennifer Giordano, Head, Talent Mobility Strategic Operations at Johnson & Johnson has 20+ years of mobility experience in both supplier and corporate mobility. Jennifer has extensive experience implementing HR transformation, global mobility strategy, process redesign, supplier contracting/management and operations management.
In her current role Jennifer leads a global mobility operations team located in six countries and is a part of the Talent Mobility leadership team. Her responsibilities include enterprise vendor strategy, contracting, service delivery, people experience and global process design for Johnson & Johnson’s US Domestic Relocation and International Mobility programs. She holds the CRP and GMS-T designations.
Kerwin’s HR journey spans more than 20 years at leading tech organizations, first at Intel and currently at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. A positive influence in HR and mobility circles, Kerwin is always focused on demonstrating leadership through change; identifying possibilities in the midst of challenge; building exceptional and unique partnerships; guiding team members and teams to their best performance and career experiences; and helping others find their success in a range of environments. His work has given him the opportunity to lead through a range of corporate, organizational, and business transitions that include M&As, spin-offs, start-ups, site closures and global crises. Kerwin is also adept at discovering new approaches and solutions for attracting, hiring, deploying, engaging and retaining talent.
Kerwin holds a BS in industrial engineering from De La Salle University. Over the years, he has provided expertise to FEM and a number of global mobility organizations including Worldwide ERC®, where he served on the Board of Directors from 2018 to 2020. He is frequently honored with industry awards for his accomplishments and achievements, and in early 2021, Kerwin was voted the Most Admired Global Mobility Professional in the World by his peers through Benivo’s Global Mobility Top 100. During his tenure at HPE, Kerwin and the GM team at HPE have also won an impressive collection of EMMAs for their outstanding achievements.
Tony Hanshaw has been a member of The Mosaic Company’s International Human Resources & Global Mobility Team for 6 years. His primary role, Senior Global Mobility Analyst, supports Mosaic’s global business mission and talent with the development efficient policy and procedures that provide a solid platform to its global workforce. He also serves as a HR Generalist supporting Mosaic Expats assigned to the Ma’aden Wa’ad Al Shamal Joint Venture in Saudi Arabia, and is Mosaic’s Training Manager overseeing all aspects of its Saudi Engineering and Geologist training programs.
Leane has spent the last 20 years in all facets of cross-border movement, spending the last 10 years in the complex and matrixed environments of Professional Services. With a real passion for process and service efficiencies to drive the best possible assignee and business experience, Leane is always looking for ways to engage with stakeholders to understand and influence the strategic direction of the business, and find better ways of working, whether through technology solutions, policy execution or team structures that supports this.
Dr. Hill has a broad-based international experience in human resources management with 17 years overseeing global mobility programs; including program management & strategy, regulatory compliance, staff training, global payroll, taxes, and immigration. Joy’s Global Mobility career spans multiple industries including Defense, Automotive and Spirits. In addition, Joy has experience from both a client and vendor perspective providing a unique outlook allowing for an in-depth assessment of processes, improvement, and vendor management. Joy’s focus on continuous improvement and personal development has allowed her to stay abreast of constant changes within the mobility field, supporting an innovative approach to policy/program development.
Karen is the Senior Manager of Global Mobility for Kearney, a global strategic management consulting firm delivering commercial advantage to clients.
Karen is based in Chicago with more than 30 years of experience in the corporate global mobility industry. Karen has traveled extensively throughout her career. She has a wealth of corporate experience establishing and transitioning global mobility functions for several Fortune 500 organizations.
Through business and talent alignment, operational effectiveness and compliance, Karen has built and reshaped Kearney’s global mobility function as a core part of the firm’s strategic vision - providing unsurpassed personal growth opportunities to its people.
Ray Kirby (He/Him), CRP, GMS-T ---- Ray is based in Seattle, WA and currently is the Sr. Manager of the Talent Mobility program at Twitter. In this role, he leads the team in their day to day partnerships across all levels of the business to advise, lead and support the Mobility services of new and transferring employees. In the industry, Ray is known for being a Mobility thought leader who has been successful in creating and managing complex Mobility programs at companies such as Nordstrom and Amazon. Ray started his Mobility career on the third-party provider side having worked for both Cartus and Graebel. Ray serves as the President of the Puget Sound Relocation Council (PSRC) and was most recently named one of the Top 100 Most Admired Mobility professionals by the View from the Top. When he is not working, he enjoys traveling the world (he's been to 60+ countries) and enjoying time with his partner and their pug Hank.
Robert Lesser a retired lawyer with more than 25 years of experience in major international organizations, including Morgan Stanley and Arthur Andersen. At Morgan Stanley, Rob handled international tax, relocation and immigration and is widely credited with building a best-in-class program, saving the company nearly $200 million. Since retiring, Rob has advised the World Bank, GE, and Johnson & Johnson and presented to numerous corporations and industry organizations. He previously headed the Expatriate Management Committee of the NFTC and has lectured in the US, Europe and Canada to organizations such as the World Bank, Manhattanville College, Rutgers, Clark University and Harvard Business Schools.
Brian oversees the strategic direction and design of McDonald’s Global Mobility, US Relocation, and Long-Term Incentive programs. In previous positions at Deloitte in London and Chicago, he worked with multinationals to evaluate their effectiveness in compensation, talent management and global assignee administration. He holds a Master’s of Science in Taxation from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor degree in European Business with French from the University of Ulster.
Tanya Mariottini GMS-T is Director, Global Talent Mobility at Expedia Group. She has 15+ years of Global Talent Mobility experience working in diverse industries including 10+ years in leadership roles and international assignments in both Asia and Europe. Tanya is part of Expedia Group’s Talent Management leadership team, where she is responsible for developing an integrated strategy and ensuring operational excellence. She was recently recognized by her peers in The View From the Top as a Global Mobility Top 100 Most Admired Corporate Professional for 2021. Tanya holds a B.A. in Business Administration/Management from The College of Idaho
Rita Meouchy has 23 years of experience in the Global Mobility space. With Deloitte and KPMG, she provided cross border tax compliance; tax planning for international assignments; and Global Mobility Co-sourcing for clients.
As Senior Manager International HR Operations with Lockheed Martin, she managed Lockheed Martin’s Expatriate Tax Program.
Based in Los Angeles, Rita has a CPA practice that specializes in income taxation of expatriate and foreign national individuals. She is also Chief Financial Officer of BadVR, Inc, a company that provides an immersive data analytics platform to businesses and government.
Elizabeth Minter is a graduate from Sam Houston State University and has been over 10 years of Global Mobility experience. She is highly versed within the Global Mobility field and has experience in International Human Resources, Immigration, Relocation, Expat Management, HR Policy Design, Leadership, Global Payroll, and Client Relationship Management. Elizabeth is a self-motivated effective Manager with an innate ability to analyze existing issues, promote a collaborative environment and successfully achieve business goals and objectives. She has spoken on panels in the past for FEM and is part of the FEM Houston Chapter.
Rina Montalvo is one of the most thoughtful and strategic Global Mobility directors in the world— a dual US/German citizen, Rina is fluent in 4 languages and has worked in both the in both the USA and Europe. Offering deep mobility/immigration/taxation experience spanning both the EMEA,APAC, and AMER markets. She is currently the Director - Special Projects- Global Mobility,Immigration,Taxation News Corp, the owners of numerous prominent media outlets such as Dow Jones, Wall Street Journal, The Times (UK), The New York Post, Harper Collins, and the Australian, a position she’s held since 2014. She holds a degree in business administration and master’s degree in law. Fluent in four languages, Rina is also an Assistant Professor at NYU and a widely-sought after guest lecturer at Harvard and Yale.
Ms. Olsen serves as Chief People Officer for Inovalon. In this role, Ms. Olsen is responsible for all aspects of the strategy and processes of building, developing, maintaining, engaging, and supporting Inovalon’s exceptional team of personnel and their achievement of the Company’s mission, professional growth, and fulfillment.
Prior to joining Inovalon, Ms. Olsen served as the Chief Integration and People Officer for OnRobot, a global robotics technology company based in Europe, where she was responsible for driving all operational and cultural integration activities for corporate acquisitions, human resources, and global sales coverage expansion. Prior to this role, Ms. Olsen served as Vice President, Strategy and Go-to-Market for the EMEA Enterprise of Dell EMC. In this role, Ms. Olsen was responsible for the integration activities of Dell EMC across the EMEA Enterprise and the associated go-to-market strategy for the associated $4 billion business covering 1,400 enterprise accounts across 38 countries. Prior to this role, Ms. Olsen served in a number of expanding management, support, and operational roles at EMC Corporation, a global leader in enabling business and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service, from 1998 through 2016. During this time, Ms. Olsen served in roles of Market Growth and International Strategy, Strategic Operations, Go-to-Market, and Human Resources for individual countries, regions, and global applications. While at EMC, Ms. Olsen also introduced, deployed and brought to fruition the concept of BUSINESSRELEVANT HR. Prior to her time at EMC, Ms. Olsen worked for the law firm of Skadden Arps in Boston, Massachusetts, supporting its global corporate mergers and acquisitions practice.
Ms. Olsen graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Degree, Summa Cum Laude, in Political Science and Psychology from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Distinguished and solutions-focused professional with more than ten years’ experience in progressive international HR roles with concentration in Global Mobility in heavy mining and construction, working with worldwide expats in Canada, US and Latin America. She possesses a broad understanding of administrative and operational components. Silvia is fluent in Spanish and English and holds a degree in HR from UCAB in her home country of Venezuela. She has lived in Vancouver - Canada for 15 years, 3 in Florida and currently 4 in Colombia.
Silvia works for Zijin Mining group and is responsible for administrating the HR aspects of international employee placement, including benefits, taxation, immigration and relocation.
Following her retirement leading J&J’s Talent Mobility function, Laura is enjoying reinvention while launching Transitions & HR Coaching LLC.
Laura leveraged 2020 to complete certifications as a Professional Coach and an Energy LeadershipTM Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) from iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching). Her practice focuses on coaching Professionals, Business and HR Leaders to consciously apply their energy to best outcome while experiencing or leading transitions.
As a committed Global HR leader, she continues supporting the development of Values-Based Leaders and Global Talent. As such, Laura retains an active interest and membership in FEM
Cindy Rodriguez has over 17 years of experience in Global Mobility. This is comprised of both Law Firm and Corporate experience. She currently serves as the Global Mobility Manager for a multi-billion dollar staffing and services company, Allegis Group. Cindy has spearheaded many projects throughout her career to advance the Global Mobility branding to include: creating an international travel process which screens over 6,000 travelers, and has created efficiencies for automating the Indian business visa application process and creating TN, NAFTA and B-1 support letters. Cindy has developed unparalleled leadership and problem-solving skills along the way.
Frank leads Compensation, Benefits, Mobility and Payroll at Legend Biotech. Before joining Legend, he was Head of Total Rewards at Squarespace, IGT (International Game Technology) and IFF (International Flavors & Fragrances). In those positions Frank managed teams of Compensation, Benefits and Mobility professionals and developed, among others, their global compensation programs as well as their global mobility programs.
Before IFF, he held Compensation & Benefits roles with increasing responsibilities at Hewlett-Packard and Center Parcs Europe. Before joining Center Parcs, he was a Regional Manager North-Western Europe and Recruitment Manager Europe at Holiday Break and an HR Business Partner at Daihatsu Holland (a subsidiary of Toyota).
Natacha Sittner (GMS) is a talent mobility thought leader with experience in building end-2-end global mobility programs focusing on employee experience, talent strategy alignment and company culture. Natacha’s career includes mobility leadership roles at Novartis, LinkedIn, Netflix, Illumina and now with Reddit. Natacha advocates for the importance of mobility in an organization’s overall talent strategy and leans into coaching, educating and guiding human resources, people leaders and transferees. Natacha's personal experience with relocating internationally gives her the insights of how a transferee's relocation experience is instrumental to their success personally and professionally.
Jason Suto is a 24-year veteran of the global mobility industry. Jason joined BlackRock as VP Talent Mobility Partner for the AMERS region in 2019. Prior, Jason was an RMC VP Client Services from 1997-2018. He has a passion for global mobility and proudly holds the distinguished Worldwide ERC certifications of CRP (2002) and GMS (2021). Jason’s value proposition consists of providing strategic global mobility solutions, supporting corporate business and talent strategies, global supply chain management, and delivering cross-functional global mobility services. Most importantly, Jason creates moments that matter that inspire, build trust, and promote happiness and satisfaction.
Like most other people in Mobility, Tom stumbled into our profession by chance several years ago and has been enjoying it ever since. As the Director of Micron’s Global Mobility & Immigration program, he is responsible for the overall delivery of mobility and immigration programs worldwide as well as design and development of strategy, processes, and policies. Working within the Talent Acquisition group of the People Organization (HR) affords the team the opportunity to partner with our closest stakeholders and enhance the group’s strategy to attract, reward, and retain the best talent in the semiconductor industry.
Yuki Watanabe is a strategic human resource professional with 20+ years of experience in the areas of international HR, Compensation and Benefits, Global Mobility and International taxes, both as an in-house expert and as a professional service provider. Yuki’s experiences include Gap Inc. NIKE, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, building and managing high performing teams, bringing positive impact on organizational performance. Yuki is originally from Japan and made the U.S. her home after completing college education.
Becky Woods, GPHR, SHRM-SCP is Sr. Director, Global Mobility at ADP and has over 16 years of experience in the talent management and global mobility industry. Prior to joining ADP in 2017, she was Director, HR Operations at News Corp and previously at Immedis (formerly Expaticore) and BGRS (formerly Prudential Relocation). She is a Board Director for the Haven Adolescent Community Respite Center and Chair of the NYC SHRM Global HR Special Interest Group. Becky earned her B.A. from Amherst College, her M.B.A. from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and has lived and worked in multiple countries.