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Board of Directors

Michelle Velasquez

President

Michelle Velasquez, GMS, CCHP – As the Director of Client Services for Preferred Corporate Housing, Michelle oversees all day-to-day tasks relating to sales, new client development, existing client retention, onboarding and industry training initiatives. Michelle is a two-time Chair of Worldwide ERC’s YP40 Committee, is a regular contributor for Mobility Magazine® and was a 2018 recipient of WERC’s Meritorious Service Award for her commitment and volunteer efforts within the relocation industry.


Faye Hoxworth

Vice President

Faye Hoxworth, CRP, GMS has over two decades of experience in the title, real estate and relocation industry.  She serves as Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, relocation Services at Spruce and her responsibilities include business development, account management as well as managing new initiatives to better serve Spruce and its customers. Faye has been an integral part of the relocation services industry and has in-depth experience in preparing operations teams for additional business and internal growth.  Her experience and involvement in the many different facets of the business and her extensive knowledge of the relocation process has enabled her to better manage every aspect in order to ensure the best customer experience.

Faye received the Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) designation in 2005 and the Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) designation in 2018.   She has been a member of the Minnesota Employee Relocation Conference Committee (MERC) since 2016 and was named as a Worldwide ERC YP40 Committee Member in 2017. Faye received the Worldwide ERC Meritorious Service Award in 2021.  



Brett Lyons

Treasurer

Brett Lyons is Advisor, Relocation Programs at Chevron, where he manages the US domestic relocation program, oversees supplier relationships, and is tasked with designing and implementing worldwide relocation programs. He has over 20 years of progressive experience in the relocation industry in a variety of positions encompassing both domestic and international mobility. Prior to joining Chevron, Brett spent twelve years a service provider in the relocation industry. He holds the CRP designation from Worldwide ERC, the GPHR designation from HR Certification Institute, and the SHRM-SCP designation from Society for Human Resource Management. Brett has been a speaker at Houston Relocation Professionals and Worldwide ERC events.



Vibeke ("V") Hahn

Secretary

Vibeke (“V”) has worked in the mobility industry for over 25 years. She currently serves as Vice President, Implementation Services at Graebel and is responsible for leading the onboarding of new clients to Graebel.

V has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Intercultural and Social Studies as well as a Master’s Degree in English from the University of Oslo. She has also earned the CRP and GMS designations from Worldwide ERC®. She has two teenage sons and lives in the Katy area. In her spare time Vibeke enjoys being outdoors, biking, reading and spending time cheering for her boys at high school sports events. 


Samantha Hoffer

Sponsorship & Golf Tournament 
Samantha Hoffer is the Vice President at Hoffer Furniture - a Houston based furniture rental & retail company. Since joining Hoffer, Samantha’s role has expanded to oversee marketing, sales, merchandising, and overall growth. As a native Houstonian and fifth generation in the furniture industry, she brings a unique knowledge when helping her client’s new housing set up feel like home or staging a house to sell. Samantha has enjoyed being a member of Houston Relocation Professionals for over 5 years and is also an active member of the Houston Apartment Association where she holds her CAS designation.

Brian Smith

Sponsorship & Golf Tournament 

Brian is VP, National Sales Manager, for the Corporate Relocation and Employee Benefit Lending team at U.S. Bank.  For over 30 years, Brian has served in the Mortgage Industry with nearly all of it dedicated to Corporate Relocation and Employee Benefits.  Brian achieved his CRP in 2004 and remains very active within several relocation regional groups. 


Chris Furlotte

Program Content

Chris has over 30 years of experience in the mobility industry. Over his career Chris has held various positions in leadership, sales, operations, client relations, group moves and consulting. In addition, he managed a regional client services office with 6 direct reports and 32 indirect reports and oversaw a client portfolio of over $12 mil. He is a recognized industry leader and has spoken at local and national industry conferences on topics ranging from policy development and program design to service level agreement management and family support services. Outside his primary roles, Chris is the former President of the Southern California Relocation Counsel, and in the past has served on the boards of the Bay Area Mobility Management and the Western International Personnel Association. He earned a BS in Business Administration from University of Rhode Island and a Certificate in International Business from University of California, Irvine. Chris also holds Worldwide ERC’s Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) designation.


Julie Coleman 

Program Content

Julie Coleman leads Oler Relo Group’s revenue generation and retention functions including client services, business development, and marketing. 

In her previous role, she served as Shell’s Regional Global Mobility Contract Manager (Americas) where she was managed the international and domestic programs, supplier contracts and negotiation functions.   Julie was responsible for partnering with Global HR leaders within Shell to ensure the mobility programs and suppliers were meeting the needs of the business.  While at Shell, Julie implemented cost savings and efficiencies within the global contracts team that brought change to Shell’s mobility programs.

Julie has held various leadership positions during her 25+ years in the relocation industry.  She began her career on the Relocation Management Company (RMC) side of the business where she managed global clients as BP, Shell, Waste Management, Fidelity Investments to name a few. 

Julie is part of the Move for Hunger Corporate Action Network, where she enjoys implementing corporate programs to align with corporate responsibility initiatives.  Often, she is asked to speak at global Worldwide ERC conferences as well as local and regional network events where she enjoys sharing her experiences.

Julie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism.

Don Rupe

Outreach & Scholarship Chairperson

Don Rupe, CRP, CMC is the Senior Director, Customer Experience for Daryl Flood Relocation & Logistics. Don has 35 years in the relocation industry, 14 of those with Daryl Flood Relocation. Don has been an active member of Houston Relocation Professionals for 20 years and has enjoyed being a part of the growth and outreach the organization has developed.


Miranda Mayahi

Outreach & Scholarship / Communications
Miranda Mayahi, CRP has worked in the title industry for over sixteen years with eight of those years being dedicated to relocation. Her prior experience also includes work at the local title office level gaining valuable insight into the daily needs of buyers, sellers, and agents throughout the real estate market. Miranda is currently an Account Manager with Old Republic Relocation Services overseeing the title and closing operations for the clients that she serves. Her main initiatives are managing operations, employee development, and client relationship development.

Miranda was born and raised in Houston, Texas and received her degree from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. She earned her CRP designation in 2015 and has been a member of Houston Relocation Professionals since 2016.


Marian Sauers 

Events

Marian has been a native of Houston for over 40 years. She has been in the corporate housing business for 25+ years. Marian has been an active member of the Houston Relocation Professionals for the past 16 year, active on the Executive Committee for 9 years. Being a part of the Weichert family, Marian understands the needs of those employees relocating. She also has a great knowledge of working with corporate clients on housing projects such as interns or training. She is a member of Employment Relocation Council, Texas Business Travel Association as well as Corporate Housing Providers Association.


Clay Poe

Events

Clay Poe is the Director, Business Development with Interconex Global Moving Solutions in Houston, Texas.  Clay began his mobility career on the RMC side of the business and held a variety of positions with three major providers over a fifteen year span.  In 2001, Clay joined Interconex where he is responsible for relationship management as well as new business development for the southern region.  Clay is active in multiple regional relocation groups as well as SHRM and WERC and holds both his CRP and GMS designations. 



Robert Klemm


Corporate Liaison / Past President

Robert Klemm is Advisor, Global Mobility at Noble Energy, where he manages the Global Mobility program overseeing both international and domestic mobility as well as immigration.  He has almost 20 years of corporate global mobility leadership and specialist roles across various industries with a recent focus on program and policy design/redesign.  Additionally, Robert has been a speaker at SRRC and WERC conferences.


Sharrell Kilgore

Social Media Engagement / Membership

Sharrell Kilgore has two decades of real estate, mortgage and relocation experience, which she uses to deepen client relationships at all levels of an organization. She joined Premia Relocation Mortgage in 2019 and serves the Texas market. Sharrell is responsible for business development and driving client satisfaction. Sharrell is a familiar face in the relocation industry and has relationships across the U.S. with organizations both large and small. Sharrell spent 11 years at Cartus and PHH Home Loans. 

Sharrell received the Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) designation in 2012 and has been an active member of Worldwide ERC since 2011.   She has been a member, and board/committee member of North Texas Relocation Professionals, Rocky Mountain Relocation Council, Texas Relocation Network, and Houston Relocation Professionals for 8+ years.


Laura Jensen


Membership

Laura Jensen has been in the relocation industry for 11 years. She is currently the Relocation Corporate Account Manager for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene.  In her role, she assists with oversight of the relocation department and their team of relocation agents.  One of her passions is training real estate agents on handling relocation transactions.

Laura holds a Texas real estate license, the CRP & GMS designations and is a graduate of TRLP (Texas Realtors Leadership Program).  She is a member of the Relocation Directors Council (RDC), WorldwideERC®, and the Houston, Texas and National Association of REALTORS®.  Laura also earned a B.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. When she is not working, Laura spends time with her husband and 2 young boys.




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