HRP provides meaningful educational, networking, and community outreach opportunities
for professionals supporting workforce mobility.
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.
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.
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 almost 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 managed large accounts for TheMIGroup and Weichert Relocation Resources (now Weichert Workforce Mobility). 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") Vadstein
Vibeke (“V”) has worked in the mobility industry for over 15 years. She currently serves as Vice President, Client Services at BGRS and is responsible for leading the BGRS Houston service center as well as developing and maintaining a portfolio of clients. V has been with BGRS since 2005.
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 is married with two 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 weekend soccer games.
Sponsorship & Golf Tournament
Meredith Morris is an established mobility professional with a diverse background in multiple facets of the mobility industry. Over the years this has allowed her to gain substantial knowledge in International and Domestic mobility and program development. Meredith currently serves as Vice President Global Business Development for CapRelo where she supports organizations with their global and domestic mobility/relocation programs to find progressive and innovative solutions.
Meredith is a native Houstonian and a graduate of the University of Houston, where she earned her BBA Degree in Marketing. She is a licensed REALTOR, holds her Certified Relocation Professional and Global Mobility Specialist designations from Worldwide ERC. Meredith has served on the HRP board in multiple capacities including Past President, Vice President, Educational Content, Membership, Sponsorship, and ERC Liaison. She is a member of Worldwide ERC, Houston Human Resource Management Association, SHRM and multiple relocation councils that support the mobility industry.
Christina Blondheim brings eight years of marketing and sales success within the Global Mobility industry. She began her career in Corporate Housing, where she cultivated her communication skills and expertise for collaborating with team members. Currently Christina is the Director of Business Development for Preferred Corporate Housing and oversees relationship-building efforts across the US. Inspired by the difference that HRP philanthropic efforts have facilitated, one of Christina’s goals is to educate and to motivate individuals to become more involved in the HRP community. One of Christina's favorite pastimes/leisure activities is international travel.
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, 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 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 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 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.
Communications / Past President
Faye Hoxworth, CRP, GMS has eighteen years of experience in the title, real estate and relocation industry. She serves as Strategic Operations Manager for Old Republic Relocation Services and her responsibilities include business development, account management as well as managing new initiatives to better serve Old Republic 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 most recently was named as a Worldwide ERC YP40 Committee Member in 2017.
Social Media Engagement
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 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.