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President –  Mary Corrales

Director Global Business Development, Synergy Global Housing

For over twenty years, Mary (LaRocca) Corrales has been a passionate leader in the Mobility Industry. After earning her degree in English Literature from Arizona State University, Mary began her career as a Relocation Counselor, helping companies move their employees across the globe. She’s held functions in Customer Service and Sales on the Relocation Management Company side with Prudential, BGRS and Cornerstone Relocation Group. Recently, Mary has explored her interest in hospitality by joining Synergy Global Housing in 2020 as Director of Global Business Development. In her spare time, Mary enjoys traveling with her family, practicing yoga and supporting The New York Yankees.

Vice President  Rob Hughes

VP, Client Services, Premia Relocation Mortgage

Rob Hughes is based in Scottsdale, AZ and is responsible for growing the business and client satisfaction in the US for Premia Relocation Mortgage. Rob brings over two decades of executive relationship management and strategic leadership experience, having led Primacy Home Loans for over three years, along with escalating levels of responsibility within the Ventures team at Wells Fargo. Rob’s focus on collaborative engagement and exceptional levels of client satisfaction are central to his success. Prior to joining Premia, Rob spent over two years living in New Zealand, working for a global SaaS startup as a Regional Manager. Rob has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Minnesota State University.

Secretary – Karin Wiseman, CRP, GMS-T, SSGB

Head of Relocation & Assignment Management Services - Americas, Sante Fe Relocation

Is Head of Account Management & Operations – Americas for Santa Fe Relocation. Karin has been in the mobility industry for over 20 years. Prior to joining Santa Fe in 2017, Karin had also held leadership positions at two, large, RMC organizations and an immigration firm.

Treasurer – Rose Farnell

Business Analyst, BGRS

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Education Director – Morgan Snapp
Director, Strategic Business Solutions, Cartus 

For over ten years, Morgan Snapp has been a passionate leader in the Mobility Industry. After earning her degree in Business Administration and Biology from the University of Kansas, and her MBA with a focus in logistics from Bellevue University, Morgan began her career as a Relocation Consultant, helping families move across the globe. She’s since held roles in Operations Leadership, Client Relations, and Sales with Cartus. Her experiences in a variety of roles has helped her to understand how all groups collaborate to create the best experience possible for companies and their employees. Morgan is an Adjunct Professor at Bellevue University, teaching supply chain and logistics for their cohort program. In her spare time, Morgan enjoys traveling with her family, skiing/snowboarding, and hiking (really anything outdoors!).

Website Chair – Mike Garland, MRP

Realtor, Century 21 Toma Partners 

Mike Garland runs the The Garland Team at C21 Toma Partners. With over two decades of experience in local Valley of the Sun real estate, he and his wife Susanne consistently earn the rank of #1 Team in for Century 21 in Arizona. After graduating from the Thunderbird School of International Management (now part of ASU) Mike led marketing teams for technology companies and owned a digital marketing company. Susanne has earned the designation of CRP. Together with their team they provide high quality, high touch service to corporate relocation clients for some of the largest companies in the Valley. As a board member Mike manages the website and email marketing.

Events Chair – Nicolette Donald

Founder/CEO P.R.O.S. Sports Housing, Owner & Realtor at P.R.O.S. Realty

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Social Media Chair - Lauren Meyer
AVP, Client Account Manager, Chase Corporate and Institutional Lending

Lauren has been in Relocation Lending for a total of 17 years and currently holds the role as Client Account Manager for the West territory with Chase. Prior to Chase, she was a Client Relationship Manager with Citibank, as well as various other positions in Mortgage Originations. Lauren is a member of WERC along with several other Regional Relocation Groups and is CRP certified since 2014. She resides in St. Louis, MO with her two children, Kieryn and Lily.

Director of Community Service – Sheri Singa, Ph.D, SCRP, SGMS
Account Executive, Aires 

Sheri joined Aires in 2013 with 21 years of relocation industry experience. In her role, she works to find solutions to meet client needs through collaboration, partnership, and understanding their culture. Her strategic and knowledgeable consultative approach helps clients meet their mobility needs.

Sheri has earned several awards from Worldwide ERCĀ®, including Mobility Article of the Year (2009), Meritorious Service Award (2008), and the Distinguished Service Award (2010). Sheri has a broad knowledge of international cultures, having lived in 5 countries, and traveled to 43 countries. Sheri’s Ph.D. is in Intercultural Communications in International Business. She lives in Long Beach, CA.

Marketing Chair - Sara Vrablik

Director of Corporate Housing, P.R.O.S. Corporate Housing

Sara has been in the Corporate Housing industry for five years, first with a family company she helped launch and now with P.R.O.S. Corporate Housing. Sara is also a Realtor for P.R.O.S. Realty. She has a bachelor's degree from University of Delaware and currently resides in New Jersey with her husband and two dogs.

Corporate Chair - Staci White

Senior Global Mobility Analyst, Q2

Staci joined Q2 in May 2022 as the Senior Global Mobility Analyst with the Benefits team. She manages all company immigration matters, inbound and outbound and is a critical team member tasked with managing the Company’s internal immigration program to assure compliance with international laws and regulations.

Staci’s experience includes over 20 years of experience specializing in immigration law. Staci earned her MBA from Arizona State University in December 2007 and her BS in Exercise & Sport Science from the University of Wyoming in May 1999. She serves on the Arizona Relocation Alliance Board as Corporate Chair, she is a member of the Worldwide ERC and earned her designation as a Global Mobility Specialist in 2012.

Membership Chair - Gabriela McMahon
Client Services Manager, Aires                        

Gabriela has been part of the relocation industry for 17 years, joining Aires 2018. In the past Gabriela has held roles both with relocation firms and in-house corporate mobility teams, which has helped her transition to her current role where she is responsible for managing the overall relationship between the Aires team and the corporate client.

Gabriela holds GMS and CRP certifications; she speaks Spanish and holds an associated degree in Business Administration. In her spare time, Gabriela likes to spend time with her husband, son and will be welcoming a baby girl in August 2022.

Sponsorship Chair - Katie Rudnick

CRP, Account Executive, PNC Bank Relocation and Affinity Lending

Katie has 24 years’ experience in the mortgage industry including 18 years in Relocation Mortgage. Currently she is an Account Executive for PNC Bank Relocation and Affinity Lending, where she is responsible for both new business development and account management for the West and Mountain regions. She held the same role at TIAA Bank for 6 years until acquired by PNC where she was awarded their Chairman's Circle recognition and spent 15 years at Bank of America where she worked at almost every level of the mortgage origination process before becoming a VP, Client Relations Manager. Katie is an active member of WERC and several other Regional Relocation groups and has held her CRP since 2007. She is a graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and remains an avid Ducks fan. She remains in Oregon with her husband and two children, Brandon and Ellie. 

Director of Training - Martha Bennett
CRP, Arizona Relocation Alliance
                         

Martha is the president of Bennett & Associates. She consults with the ARA as our Director of Training. Martha's provided instruction on the CRP exam to global mobility professionals for over 20 years. She's been involved in the global mobility industry for 30+ years. Her training programs for relocation professionals span across Arizona and throughout the United States. Martha's held relocation training positions for Prudential Real Estate and Relocation and CitiCapital Relocation. In each successive position throughout her career, she's received awards for stellar service. These accolades include Prudential's Chairman's Circle Award, CitiCapital Raving Fans Award and a customer service award from the U.S. Department of Treasury. She holds a Master of Science degree from Texas Women's University. Martha lives in sunny Arizona.

Immediate Past President – Christina Mills
Client Services Manager, Synergy Global Housing

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