NYCorp Board

Sonya Weisshappel, Co-President (Supplier) grew up in New York City where she started her organizing company, Seriatim, in 1999. Proudly dyslexic, Sonya founded her business in order to avoid writing a resume and now, almost two decades later, she and her Seriatim team have earned themselves a reputation as consummate Chaos Whisperers. Last year, Sonya was accepted into the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program and is Co-President of the New York Council of Relocation Professionals (NYCORP). In her spare time, Sonya organizes her husband, three children, and her rescue dog, Finn.

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Gina Rolls, Treasurer, Bio Coming Soon!

   Sara Simonetti, Membership,  Throughout her nearly 19-year career at Interconex, Sara has managed operations, customer care, and business development of the company, as well as special projects within and outside of the office.  She is the current Membership Chair on the Board of New York Council of Relocation Professions in NYC, the New Jersey Relocation Council Community Outreach Chair, and Secretary on the Board of the Cooperative in which she lives.  She speaks three languages and holds a Third Degree Black belt in Martial Arts.  Sara lives in Tarrytown, New York, and is responsible for building new bridges throughout the Northeast Region and beyond. 

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Bob Wallace, Events, Bob is Vice President New Business Development with HSBC’s Corporate Expatriate Banking Group. The Corporate Expatriate Banking Team is a specialized group that works exclusively with multinational organizations and their international assignees to eliminate many of the headaches and solve many of the financial / credit challenges associated with overseas assignments and moves into the United States.


Bob has extensive experience designing and implementing programs to facilitate cross-border compensation delivery for global companies and is a leading authority on Expatriate banking issues. The HSBC Corporate Expatriate banking Inbound US Program offers a comprehensive package of financial services including a bank account, full service credit card, mortgage financing, insurance and investments for new to the US assignees and permanent transfers. FEM has awarded HSBC’s Corporate Expatriate Banking Program- The America’s Expatriate Banking Service of the Year for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

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Hoai Truong, Secretary, After spending the majority of his twenties visiting 50+ countries as a expatriate compensation professional / cost-of-living surveyor for with AIRINC, Hoai has had the privilege of serving as the Global Mobility Lead for fashion-forward companies such as Under Armour and Saks Fifth Avenue (Hudson's Bay Company) in New York. He holds a BA in international Economic Development and a BA in Foreign Languages from the University of Maryland.

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Elizabeth Sawyer, Education Chair, Elizabeth is CEO of Bennett International Education Consultancy, a firm  providing support to relocating families and to their employer corporations all over the world.  Bennett International consists of a team of over 70 consultants around the globe who provide expert counsel on best-fit schools for relocating children.
Prior to entering the world of relocation, Elizabeth taught high school English, French and Spanish in U.S. private schools for over ten years.  An international hybrid herself, she grew up overseas until the age of 12 and was educated in five different education systems, all of which contributed to her finding her niche in the blended worlds of relocation and education.
Elizabeth earned her BA in English and French at Williams College and her MA in English at Villanova University.  She is a frequent speaker on Education & Relocation and has presented at numerous venues in the U.S. and in Europe.
 Mike

Mike Cahill, Marketing Mike Cahill is Vice President, Global Business Development for Weichert Workforce Mobility. Responsible for developing corporate relocation business in the Northeast for the company’s rapidly growing relocation division, Mike’s primary focus is to support major global organizations with diverse tactical and strategic mobility needs.As a 25 year industry veteran, Mike began his relocation career with Merrill Lynch Relocation in 1986 and went on to spent over 20 years in various operations, sales and sales leadership positions within Prudential Relocation Management in Phoenix, AZ.In his tenure, Mike has supported over 400 multi-national organizations to design and implement programs suited to each firms’ unique requirements. He has lectured and written numerous articles on varied relocation issues including the complex process of procuring relocation services.

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Andrew Powers, Sponsorship Chair - Bio Coming Soon

 

 

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Michelle Hennessey, Community Outreach Michelle is passionate about helping her clients find their perfect “home sweet home”. Her dedication to providing exceptional customer service and her keen ability to understand her client’s needs have resulted in a track record of highly successful transactions. Michelle’s professionalism and her skills in conducting business have earned her nothing short of 5-star customer reviews. With 15+ years of experience in the corporate relocation industry as both a sales and an operations executive, Michelle is skilled at negotiating contracts and effectively managing the multiple aspects of a move. Her clients benefit from her expertise in executing the home search process and her ability to smoothly guide her clients to the closing table. Michelle has called Fairfield, CT home since 2007 and coupled with her extensive experience living abroad, she is a real estate professional with local knowledge and global expertise. Michelle’s passion for foreign cultures and languages led her to focus her studies in political science and international relations. She began her studies at the University of Wisconsin- Madison and went on to earn a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Paris. Michelle gained valuable work experience abroad at the International Chamber of Commerce, UNESCO and at Knight Frank, her first role with an international real estate firm. Michelle plays an active role in the local business community. She is a member of the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce and she is Secretary on the committee for the Fairfield Emerging Leaders Organization (FELO). She leads the Fairfield chapter of Believe Inspire Grow (B.I.G.), a women’s organization that provides the inspiration, tools and community to help women every day become the best that they can be.“Creating Home Sweet Home in Fairfield County & Beyond…”

 

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Rob Sanford, Website, Rob joined New York University’s Office of Global Services December 2011, he is Director, Outbound Immigration and Global Mobility Services. He entered the relocation/global mobility industry in 1996. He has held the following positions: Director, Associate Director, Interim Director, Financial Account Manager, Operations Manager, Account Manager, Project Manager, Product Manager, Immigration Services Consultant and Consultant.  Rob received a Masters of Business Administration from Fairfield University and a Bachelor of Science from Sacred Heart University. He also has his Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) and Global Mobility Specialist – Talent designations from Worldwide ERC®.

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Peggy Lee, Co-President Emeritus (Corporate) is the Sr. Director of Compensation & Expatriates for LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc., based in New York City, since November 2013. Previously, Peggy was the Manager of Global Mobility and the Manager of Executive Compensation for Bunge Limited in White Plains. She joined Bunge in November of 2005. Peggy obtained her MBA in Human Resources from Baruch College, City University of New York and her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management from University of Oregon. She also holds certifications of CCP (Certified Compensation Professional), CBP (Certified Benefits Professional) and GRP (Global Remuneration Professional) from WorldatWork as well as GMS (Global Mobility Specialist) from Worldwide ERC®.

Christine M. Haney, Co-President Emeritus (Service Provider), A member of the Prudential team since 1993, Christine M. Haney brings her client relations expertise and business-building results to Prudential Douglas Elliman as Vice President of Global Relocation and Referral Services. Christine is responsible for strategic design and implementation of programs designed to provide exceptional service and increase business opportunities, while forging relationships with customers, corporate clients and brokers alike.Former Director of Business Development for Prudential Home Connections (PHC), Christine, who covered the USA led business development and marketing efforts for Prudential Home Connections, an employee benefits program or affinity program utilized by corporations or organizations for their customer or membership base.Christine’s background includes experience as Director, Prudential Referral Services (PRS), Manager of the Northeast Broker Network and Team Leader of Appraisal/Inspection and Real Estate Services. Prior to that, she spent nine years as a Financial Manager for several smaller companies, handling various aspects of financial and strategic planning. Earning her CRP designation in May 2000, and GMS designation in 2007, Christine holds a BS in Business Management from Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, Connecticut.Mother of twins, Richard and Sara, Christine, her husband and children reside in Connecticut. Christine is a member of the Hamden Hall Parents Association. She is the President of NYCorp Regional Relocation Group, and has sat on the Board of Directors for the Young Relocation Professionals Network (YRPN) as Vice President of their Education and Mentor program.