SPEAKERS

Global Immigration Manager
Netflix

Ashli Aldrich is an immigration expert. She currently manages the Global Immigration Program at Netflix. She specializes in innovative, people-centered program design with a unique focus on scalable, operational effectiveness paired with strategic partnerships. She previously was the Global Immigration Manager at Uber, and prior to that role was the EMEA Immigration Manager at Bloomberg in London. Ashli has a Master’s degree in Global Talent Management from NYU.

Senior Manager, Global HR Operations
Yext Inc.

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.

Director, International Mobility Operations
Walmart

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.

Director, Global Talent Mobility
Peloton Interactive

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.

Global Mobility Manager
Ford Motor Company

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Kim has been with Ford Motor Company for 30+ years in a variety of Project Management and Employee Benefit roles. She is responsible for working with cross-functional Global and Regional Mobility Teams and HR Shared Service Teams to identify and implement process efficiencies and improvements. She is also leading a cross-functional team that includes mobility, travel, tax, IT and others to design and implement a formal immigration and tax compliance policy/program for international business travelers.

Global Head of Employee Mobility
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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.

Global Mobility Manager
Brown-Forman Corporation

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.

SVP, Business Development
Graebel Relocation

Joe serves as the SVP of business development, after serving as vice president of business development for five years. He is accountable for new client acquisitions for the company’s global relocation and move management service lines. Previously with third party relocation company, Cartus, for more than fourteen years, Joe’s extensive background has included positions in operations management, global account management and as a global director of client services for numerous multinational corporate accounts. There, his leadership earned him the Cartus President’s award for his role on a customer facing sigma initiative. Joe attended the Ancell School of Business at Western Connecticut State University. He holds a Certified Relocation Professional (CRP®) and Global Mobility Specialist (GMS®) designation from the Worldwide ERC®. Additionally, Joe is certified in Lean Sigma and is a green belt in Six Sigma operations & project management.

Sr Manager,Global Mobility
Twitter

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.

Director, Global Mobility
Westinghouse Electric Company LLC

Trish oversees Westinghouse’s Global Mobility Program including domestic and international relocation, extended business travelers, domestic site assignments, and global immigration. Prior to joining Westinghouse, Trish was Director, Talent Management at AREVA Inc. responsible for talent acquisition, talent management, and domestic & international mobility for North America. Trish is not a newcomer to the global mobility industry having spent six years working in Hong Kong, one year on assignment in Shanghai, China, and five years working in Hollywood, Florida. Trish has a BA in Human Resources Management and holds the Worldwide ERC’s GMS-T designation as well as the SHRM GPHR® certification.

Senior Regional Vice President
Weichert Workforce Mobility

 Janet has over 25 years of experience in workforce mobility, covering global and domestic account management, business development, client relations, operations and training, and encompassing a wide range of increasingly strategic leadership capacities. She oversees and manages Weichert's mobility teams in the midwestern US region while also holding responsibility for two critical business units: Global Compensation Services and Global Business Travel.

Director of U.S. Knowledge
Fragomen

Nancy is the Director of U.S. Knowledge in the firm’s Knowledge group. Nancy’s team is responsible for monitoring and analyzing federal, state and international immigration law developments; providing guidance on complex legal issues; and liaising with government agencies and Congress on complex cases and policy matters. Nancy also directs the firm’s U.S. legal training program and is executive editor of the Fragomen Global Business Immigration Handbook, an analysis of the immigration laws and procedures of the world’s major business destinations. Nancy speaks English and French.

Global Mobility Outsourcing Service Leader
KPMG

Achim Mossmann is the US and global leader of KPMG’s Mobility Consulting Services (MCS) group within the Global Mobility Services (GMS) practice. Achim has over 25 years of experience in domestic and international Human Resources in the U.S. and Europe. Prior to joining KPMG, Achim was the head of the International Human Resources organization of a major German electronics and engineering conglomerate in the U.S. where he was responsible for assignment administration and policy development. Achim can draw upon practical experience to highlight not only current market practices but also developing trends and practices in various industries.

Partner
Fragomen

Jenny is a Partner at Fragomen’s New York office and has more than 25 years of business immigration experience. Jenny provides industry leading multinational corporations with strategic counseling in all areas of nonimmigrant and immigrant employment-based immigration law, regulations, policy and compliance. She counsels clients on global workforce mobility issues and immigration due diligence considerations related to mergers and acquisitions and other corporate restructurings. Jenny is a frequent presenter to in-house legal and human resources personnel on nonimmigrant and immigrant employment-based matters and compliance.

Vice President, Mobility Strategy
Graebel Relocation

Katrin is a mobility leader who has successfully led and reinvented global mobility and talent programs throughout her career for at least three companies: a French company, a Korean company and an America company (she knows something about working within and with different cultures). Katrin joined Graebel in 2019 as vice president of mobility strategy. In this role, she is responsible for helping companies develop and implement customized mobility strategies, using data to quantify mobility’s value and align with company-wide goals. Katrin has a passion for helping design and execute best-in-the-world talent mobility programs that she brings to our clients. As a native of Sweden, Katrin brings proven global experience and perspectives, having lived in both Europe and North America and having directed projects in APAC and LATAM. She has her master's degree in business and commercial law from Linkoping University. Katrin is fluent in English, French and Swedish.

Global Mobility Chief
Continental Gold

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 Continental Mining Group and is responsible for administrating the HR aspects of international employee placement, including benefits, taxation, immigration and relocation.

Head of Total Rewards US & EU
Legend Biotech Inc.

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).

Manager, Global Wellness
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Allison has worked across various aspects of HR for over 20 years, from benefits administration and consulting roles at Aon to her current role, leading global wellness programs at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Her personal and professional passion is finding unique and creative ways to bring wellness programs to employees. Reaching beyond the traditional approaches to wellness, she designs unique programs and campaigns that encourage employees to consider their holistic wellness in new and different ways. Allison expertly manages through change, quickly adapting to shifting priorities. This agility, and the ability to leverage her network of like-minded professionals and vendors, is key to defining meaningful strategies and actionable programs. She is able to quickly define the big picture - and then work to develop and execute projects at a granular level - managing teams and partners along the way. Allison’s innovative approach to wellness makes her a popular presenter and contributor for key HR conferences and related professional organizations, and as a spokesperson to the media. Her expertise and experience are a powerful combination as she encourages other organizations to think innovatively about wellness, and to emphasize how important these types of programs are to further drive employee satisfaction, retention, and talent acquisition.

VP Talent Mobility Partner
BlackRock

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.

Global Travel Manager
Ford Motor Company

Based in Dunton, England, Stephen is Global Travel Manager for Ford Motor Company, where he has worked for nearly 20 years. He is a highly accomplished Travel and Relocation Manager with a strong focus on employee experience improvement through vendor management. Prior to joining Ford, Stephen held account management roles with Forte and Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts and British Airways.

Head Of Partnerships
Relocity

William Taylor is Head of Partnerships at Relocity, a technology company that is revolutionizing destination services and enhancing the employee experience. He has over 20 years of experience in Global Mobility, having held leadership roles on both the corporate and supplier side of the industry Prior to joining Relocity, William was Head of Global Mobility at Adobe. He is a licensed immigration attorney and practiced law at a distinguished, global immigration firm. William served as President, Bay Area Mobility Management (BAMM) from 2016-2017, and served on the BAMM Board for eight years. He is a well-recognized leader in the Global Mobility industry and a frequent speaker at industry events, including Worldwide ERC, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Atlas Forum, Forum for Expatriate Management, Bay Area Mobility Management, HR West (NCHRA), and many regional Global Mobility organizations.

Principal
KPMG

Anna is a Principal in KPMG’s Charlotte office. She has more than 25 years of experience in global mobility management. Before KPMG, she managed the expatriate population of a start-up bottling company in Moscow, Russia, and helped to establish the global mobility consulting practice for a Big Four firm in Dublin, Ireland. Anna leads the client delivery team for GMS Technology in the United States, which provides implementation and support for KPMG’s proprietary global mobility technology. She works with clients to define current- and desired state alternatives, in order to identify and implement strategies and technology solutions to achieve greater efficiencies. Anna sits on the GMS Global Technology Governance Board, which is responsible for directing global technology strategy, and leads the GMS alliances and partnerships initiative.

Sr. Director, Global Mobility
ADP

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.