Past Events

2023 Annual Signature Event Save the Date - June 6, 2023 11 am - 7pm

Our theme is Transformation, with subtopics of Sustainability, Artificial Intelligence/Technology, and Well-Being.
At this day-long event, you can earn your Worldwide ERC® (GMS/CRP) credits locally! 
Register now at

 Location: Grant Thornton, 757 Third Avenue, NY, NY, 10017


Signature Event Day Schedule/Agenda:

*11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Corporate Roundtable
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Registration and Networking Lunch
1:00 pm – 1:20 pm – Opening Remarks & Scholarship Presentations
1:20 pm – 1:35 pm – Philanthropy Presentation by Erica Davis, COO of SuitUp

1:35 pm - 2:20 pm - Keynote Speaker, Chamin Ajjan, LCSW, A-CBT, CST, CEO, on Mental Wellness
2:20 pm – 2:30 pm – Break
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm – Session One: Breakout Roundtables - Relocation Hot Topics: AI, Sustainability,                                                       Gen Z, Engaging Remote & Hybrid Workforce, Policy Trends.
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm – NY Public Arts & Architecture Presentation

4:00pm - 4:40 pm - Session Two: State of the Real Estate Market by Jonathan Miller
4:40 pm – 4:45 pm – Closing Remarks
4:45 pm – 7:00 pm – Networking Reception

Speaker Bios


Spring 2023 Event: 

Tues March 07, 2023 – 11:30a – 1:00p

Streamed via Zoom

“Money in Mobility”
To open the year’s events, our Moderator, Ben Heller of Pricepoint, will lead us in a discussion about all things monetary in Global Mobility. Supporting the discussion will be representatives from the following sectors, and will probably be someone you know and love! More information to follow.
• Relocation Management - Dana Whitman (CapRelo) & Mike Fitzgerald (Plus Relo.)
• Corporate Housing - Selena Rogers (Furnished Quarters)
• Destination Service Provider - Emily Johnson (ReloCity)
• Household Goods - Sara Simonetti (Interconex)



Tuesday, December 06, 20224:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
Category: Events


NYCORP Holiday Social Event

The building is: 3eleven 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10001

 Entrance closest to 29th

Event is on the Amenity Floor-7th Floor

September Event

Six Tips for a Successful International Assignment


Join us for a practical session where experts from relocation, real estate, and immigration will share their tips for executing a successful expatriate assignment.

Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2021

Time: Noon – 2:00 pm


Moderator: Rachel Bunbury, Principal, Barrister and Solicitor, Westbury Law Professional Corporation


Speakers: (see bios below)

Diana M. Ramirez, NA Global Mobility Advisor - People Experience Lead, Unilever

Martine Cuomo, Partner, Fragomen

Emily Johnson, Director of Sales, Relocity

Sara Simonetti, Director Customer Engagement, Interconex


A special perk is available for those who attend the entire event - Relocity is sponsoring a gift card for lunch!

Gift cards will be emailed after the completion of the program.


We look forward to seeing you at our only long-form event of the year, and remind you to please SAVE THE DATE for our Holiday Social Event on December 6, 2022.


Speaker Bios:


  Martine Cuomo - Martine focuses on corporate immigration law and is experienced in representing a variety of entities including top global financial services organizations, technology, consumer goods, manufacturing, professional services, global apparel companies and start-up health care entities.

She has significant experience assisting businesses manage international assignments and
the employment of professionals on a temporary and permanent basis in the United States.
Martine works with companies to decrease the burden on human resources personnel while
implementing cost-effective strategies for management of large-scale foreign national
employee populations while ensuring compliance with immigration laws, Department of Labor
regulations and Citizenship and Immigration Services programs.
Martine’s extensive immigration experience also includes family-based immigration matters,
defending deportation cases, and responding to government investigations.

 Emily Johnson - Since graduating as valedictorian of Penn State’s School of Hospitality Management in 2006, Emily has been dedicated to customer experience and previously worked as a hospitality consultant for companies including Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Mandarin Oriental, Darden, and Royal Caribbean.  Emily joined the relocation industry in 2016 at AVE by Korman Communities and began working at Relocity in 2021 with a focus on improving the transferee experience. Emily is passionate about providing clients custom relocation solutions.  In her free time she loves trying new workouts, reading, and traveling.  Most nights you can find her at home with her two crazy kids, husband, parrot, and dog. 

 Sara Simonetti, NYCORP Board Member -Marketing,  Throughout her nearly 22 year career at Interconex, Sara has managed operations, customer care, business development and marketing of the company, as well as special projects within and outside of the office.  She is the current Marketing Chair on the Board of New York Council of Relocation Professions in NYC, the former New Jersey Relocation Council Community Outreach Chair, and current NJRC committee member.  She speaks three languages and holds a Master Degree (4th Dan) in Martial Arts.  Sara lives in Tarrytown, New York, and is responsible for building new bridges throughout the Northeast Region and beyond!

We look forward to seeing you there!



The NYCORP Board



Hot Topics in Global Mobility: A Conversation with Lynn Shotwell

Tues 3/8/2022 start time 11:30am – end time 1pm.

Virtual location: Login details at registration

Speaker:  Lynn Shotwell, CEO & President of Worldwide Employee Relocation Council

About Lynn: As an accomplished association executive, Lynn brings a track record of successfully leading global workforce and talent mobility organizations. With more than 20 years of experience at the intersection of migration, economics and human capital, she drives innovation for Worldwide ERC® as the organization supports mobility professionals encountering challenges and opportunities in today’s global economy.

Please join us in conversation with Lynn Shotwell, CEO of WERC, as we review the current state of Relocation, the strides made through new immigration initiatives, and the future of the global workforce.   Please send your questions to [email protected] in advance, so that we can have an interactive dialogue during this session.



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December Event 2021


December 7th Virtual Holiday Event Agenda:

4:00 – 4:25          Optional Networking.  Join early to network with your friends an colleagues!

4:25 – 4:30          Opening remarks; Scholarship video

4:30 – 5:00          Ken Salaz – Mentalist and Magician!  Be astonished!   

5:00 – 5:30          Shelley Tupper:  Motivational Speaker:  Breaking into 2022!  Strategies and thought provoking ideas to guide you into 2022

5:30 – 6:00          Chef Mary Beth:  Cook up some delightful ideas for the holidays, ending with a toast to kick off the season!

6:00                      Closing remarks  


Speaker Bios:

Mr. Salaz is one of the world’s premier Corporate Entertainers.  His astonishing abilities of Mentalism and Magic have been featured on National Television including “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”, and the CBS “Early Show,” to name a few.  His client list is filled with A-list celebrities (Jimmy Fallon, Howard Stern, Martha Stewart and Bruce Springsteen, etc),  heads of state (Colin Powell) and fortune 500 companies (IBM, Google, etc).   He is a unique and rare entertainer because he is able to provide a wide variety of entertainment including Mentalism, Magic, Mind-reading, and Pick Pocketing.   Audiences are captivated by his interactive, friendly and humorous style of entertainment that baffles and engages all members of the audience.

His career has spanned over 30 years, beginning as a magical prodigy at the age of 8.  At the age of twenty-two, he suddenly broke contact with his friends, family and colleagues and disappeared for three years.  He traveled the world searching and collecting esoteric magical knowledge from a diverse variety of sources including Shamans in South America, Gypsies in Europe, Mentalists, and Psychics.  With seamless fluidity he is able to merge the ordinary with the impossible, which, over time, has earned him the name “The Master of Astonishment.”   With over 250 shows a year worldwide and thousands of audience members entertained yearly, Mr. Salaz  is a perfect choice for engaging, unique entertainment that your guests will be talking about for years to come.


Shelley Tupper is a Certified Professional Coach, Practitioner in Positive Psychology, and Certified Resilience Trainer.

Her leadership coaching experience began with a course in public speaking and professional development with Dale Carnegie and became 20 plus years of supporting executives in the Creative Communications Industry.

Some of us have learned how to bring their best game forward in everyday life, but most of us could use a little help. This is where Shelley's Coaching and Creative Strategy can support us all to be our best selves.


Shelley has built a sterling reputation as a Senior Communications Strategist for major corporations such as MasterCard, Merck, L’Oreal, Novartis, Avon, The Wall Street Journal, and WW.

Shelley is the go-to producer who consistently takes care of her clients. In a corporate shark tank, you can’t thrive unless you’re a warrior with heart and brains – and discretion.

As a seasoned sales executive with a strong track record in her Leadership Coaching. She can relate to the day-to-day challenges in busines, and help people tap into their most valuable strengths.  Shelley's storytelling skills combined with her own unique background and her experience with live training sessions have given her the skills to engage audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Mary Beth, with a PHD in Education and Human Development, Mary Beth teaches school in NY State by day.  You can also find her on Facebook live every Sunday night performing as a singer.  And in the evenings, she has a passion for cooking.  With a family history in the restaurant business, she has taken traditions and blended them with her own finesse to become an outstanding chef.  Simple, tried and true recipes that tantalize even the pickiest eaters! 

The New Normal:  Evolving workplace models during Covid-19

Organizations have responded to the Covid-19 pandemic by adapting workplace models and shifting to remote and hybrid operations. The relocation industry has been uniquely challenged by evolving travel restrictions, border closures and “vaccine passports”.  While Covid-19 has created disruption to labor markets, it has also created opportunities for new ways of working.  Join us for a lively discussion on how the pandemic is resetting major workforce trends, employee relocation and organizational priorities.

Date: September 21, 2021

Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Moderator: Rachel Bunbury, Principal, Barrister and Solicitor, Westbury Law Professional Corporation


Doriana Zohil-Morton,  President, MAC Relocation Services 

Christine Jurusik, Partner, Richards & Jurusik Immigration Law

Gina Rolls, Sr. Director, Corporate Compensation, Lowe’s

Davoud Salahi Rad, Digital Brand Strategist



A Walk Through the Park - June 2021

Historical Stroll thru Central Park - June 22 or 23

Michael Miscione, former Manhattan Borough Historian, returns with a follow up to his extremely successful appearance in our programming to recount the origin, design process, and construction of New York City’s Central Park. He’ll acquaint us with the gifted team of landscape architects, Frederick Law Olmsted & Calvert Vaux, who conceived the park's famous Greensward Plan, and the shrewd but forgotten administrator, Andrew H. Green, who steered the project through hostile political waters, financial downturns, & the Civil War



HOLIDAY EVENT: Giving Thanks Virtual Wine Tasting & More!

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 5:00pm start

You’re cordially invited to a Virtual Wine Tasting, Cellar and Vineyard Tour 

from Macari Vineyards in Mattituck, Long Island


Certified Sommelier & Master of Wine Candidate, Gabriella Macari, will introduce you to Macari Vineyards wines. Via Zoom, you'll go behind the scenes of the vineyard on a virtual tour and learn about tasting, winemaking, viticulture and the history of Macari Vineyards, a family business. Ask any questions you have during the Q&A session. *Must be 21 or older to participate.*

Event participation login details sent upon purchase, and pricing levels and registration links shared via email.   If you did not receive an invite, please email [email protected].

For your tasting, you’ll order a three-bottle bundle which Macari will highlight during the presentation.  After the wine presentation, NYCORP welcomes you to join us to network amidst the challenges of the pandemic and usher the new year.  (The wine is real, the presentation is virtual ;-)  Your order will include shipping to your residence or preferred address.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to our NYCORP Scholarship Fund.  It is a remarkable offer, and we look forward to enjoying this event with you! 

Macari Vineyards, located on the North Fork of Long Island in Mattituck, New York, is owned and operated by three generations of the Macari Family. The waterfront farm with sweeping views of the Long Island Sound was established by the family over 50 years ago. Since the first vines were planted in 1995, Macari Vineyards has been recognized as an industry leader in regenerative agriculture, with a focus on organic and biodynamic farming principles. The vineyard is home to a herd of cattle, used for composting, and grows grapes without the use of herbicides. 

 “Our Fordham University alumni thoroughly enjoyed their virtual wine tasting experience with Gabriella. Gabriella’s energy and knowledge are exceptional and provide for a truly wonderful experience! Not only was the program educational and engaging, but the wine is also incredible. Thank you Gabriella and Macari Vineyards!” – Aly Mason, Fordham University

 “Our sales organization attended a virtual tasting with the Macari team in an effort to bolster team morale and do something social while we couldn't physically all be together. It was seamless and widely regarded as the best event we did together during the year. From the wine delivery to the experience of having a guided tasting which also allowed the space to interact and engage as a team; from start to finish it was a fantastic experience. We subsequently decided to offer this to our top clients as an alternative to outings we used to do with them and it received rave reviews from our most sophisticated clients as well of not only the wine, but the experience.” - Sara Colodner, theSkimm  

 Best Wineries in America, The Daily Meal  **  Top Long Island Wineries, Time Out New York  ** Best Wineries to Visit, Food & Wine Magazine ** Winery of the Year, New York Wine & Food Classic



Virtual June Event, June 9, 2020

Meeting Recording


NYCORP Summer Event

We will explore the Global Mobility world of today, and how we prepare for the tomorrow, during the recovery from the Covid19 pandemic.  What is the current situation?  When the world opens up again, will we be ready?

Our four presenters from the Banking, Immigration, Real Estate, and Education fields will make informed recommendations on what you should be thinking about and planning for.  Please join us for this virtual meeting!


 • Noon - 12:15pm – Opening remarks from NYCORP President Sonya Weisshappel

• 12:15 - 1:30pm - Presentations:

>   ECONOMY - Jose Rasco, Chief Investment Strategist, HSBC Private Banking, Americas

>   IMMIGRATION – Jason L. Rogers, Vice President, Senior Global Immigration Counsel, Newland Chase

>   REAL ESTATE  – Christine Haney, Executive Vice President, Global Relocation and Referral Service, Douglas Elliman

>   EDUCATION – Elizabeth Sawyer, CEO, Bennett International

  • 1:30 - 1:50pm Scholarship Presentation.  Winners: Fatima Jahra & Andrews Wiredu                      

• 1:50 - 2:00pm – Q&A




Holiday Event - December 10, 2019


Please note that was a networking event we were not able to offer ERC credit for this event.

 Held at:

A.Lounge at AKA Central Park

42 West 58th St. New York, NY 10019  

In the spirit of the holidays, we're asked attendees to bring an unwrapped gift that was donated to Notre Dame to make the holidays brighter for kids in need.  Attendees who participated were given a free drink ticket to enjoy one of NYCORP's Signature drinks- The Holiday Spice or The North Pole!

We awarded the NYCORP Annual Donation Award to Covenant House

2019 was a great year in many respects! We met many interesting people and accomplished our goal of providing a comfortable environment for education and networking.  


Fall Event



NYCORP Fall Program Guide & Agenda


Welcome to NYCORP’s Fall Event! We are delighted that you are joining us for an exciting afternoon of
interesting discussion and networking.


We are featuring two industry experts who will provide an update on the housing market and,
specifically, the impact of the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act, which came into effect in
June 2019. They will share their perspective on how new renting laws are already influencing the
relocation & housing markets.


Our talented panel will include:



Mr. Hal Gavzie, a seasoned real estate professional with more than fifteen years of proven Leasing, Sales and Relocation experience. As Executive Leasing Director at Douglas Elliman, Hal is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the growing leasing sector for the Manhattan and Brooklyn markets, and plays a key role in the overall expansion of the company’ leasing division. 


Having overseen more than 10,000 successful transactions throughout his career, Hal has developed close relationships with landlords and management companies throughout the city. 


Hal’s extensive knowledge of the Manhattan marketplace and keen ability to avoid pitfalls have always resulted in confident, comfortable interactions between brokers, clients and landlords. Whether it's facilitating the search for the right apartment and neighborhood, negotiating rents, or evaluating and pricing new properties, Hal takes pride in accurately assessing the needs of his agents and customers alike. Leveraging his extensive market knowledge and longstanding relationships with landlords and property management entities, he can seamlessly assist his agents with the toughest of real estate transactions. 


Hal is an active member of the Real Estate Board of New York Rental Committee. 




Mr. Jonathan Miller, President and CEO of Miller Samuel Inc., a real estate appraisal and consulting firm he co-founded in 1986. He is a state-certified real estate appraiser in New York and Connecticut, performing court testimony as an expert witness in various local,
state and federal courts. He holds the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) and Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) designations. He is an Appraiser “A” Member of the Real Estate Board of New York and the former two-term President of RAC, a premier appraisal
organization whose members focus on complex residential properties for relocation, litigation support, testimony and reviews.


Mr. Miller serves on the New York City Mayor’s Economic Advisory Panel representing the residential real estate sector and the New York State Budget Division Economic Advisory Board. He has participated in studies on valuation issues with academic institutions including New York University, Princeton University, Columbia University, and Baruch College. He participated and co-authored a research paper as part of an Urban Land Institute Advisory Services Resilience Panel in Norfolk, VA.


Today’s Agenda 


4:00 – 4:30 pm Registration
4:30 – 5:30 pm Panel Discussion – The housing market and the impact of the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act


Note: This panel discussion is worth 1 ERC/GMS recertification credit. Forms will be provided.


5:30 – 7:00 pm Networking reception



2019 Signature Event - Tuesday, June 4, 2019


The Assignee Experience—Take a Walk on the Human Side




Our NYCORP event is right around the corner!  At this June’s event, we will hear about the very human side of relocation—the actual assignee experience, as relayed by a panel of Global Mobility experts, an assignee and accompanying family members, and by a panel of service providers who will share sample intake interviews with an assignee.   We will also discuss how the evolution of online tools is changing the ways we support assignees and what this means from a human and professional standpoint.    


11:00am-12:00pm  Corporate Roundtable  - Corporate Members Only


12:00pm—1:00pm  Registration and Networking


1:00pm--1:15pm  Opening remarks


1:15pm—2:15pm  From the Global Mobility Perspective:  


Kristine Powell Goldstein,  SVP Human Resources, GIC


David Buchner, VP Global Mobility, Mastercard


Melissa Sudano 


2:15pm—2:30pm  Break


2:30pm—3:45pm  Share the Assignee Experience 


Our experienced panel will  provide a window into the assignee relocation experience:  brief sample intake interviews from a team of service providers, so that we may hear the questions an assignee is asked; we’ll also discuss how support of assignees is changing through technology. 


TJ Gallo,  Account Manager,  Aires 


Richard Tonge, Principal,   Grant Thornton 


Daniel Baum, President, D. Baum & Co.


Matthew Rigoli,   Destination Service Provider, Douglas Elliman


3:45pm—4:00pm  Break


4:00pm—5:15pm The Assignee Experience Personally Told


Hear first hand experience from an assignee - the good, the bad and the ugly..


5:15pm—Final comments 


5:30pm—7:00pm Networking and Cocktails


Live and Silent Auction



2019 Spring Event - Tuesday, March 12, 2019


 A special shout out and thank you to all of our NYCORP members and guests who attended the Spring Event!

It was an incredible evening at the beautiful Art Deco 30 Rock hosted by our very generous Sponsor, Deloitte, with forward thinking topics that raised interesting questions and valuable discussions during the networking session.

Mobility is changing at an alarming speed. We listened to featured experts from Deloitte Tax, Deloitte Employer Consulting Services and BAL to better understand the trends and the direction of mobility in the coming months and years to come. The points were quite interesting with how tax, technology, analytics, AI, demographic changes and the continuing diversity of our workforce are driving the way we need to respond as professionals in the field. As one of our speakers pointed out, mobility is changing faster than ever before.

Back to the future

There is no doubt that in the last 12 months certain trends and the regulatory environment have started to truly infiltrate global mobility. The future of work is of course evolutionary. Diversification, human‑centricity and digitalization of mobility services will continue apace and no doubt morph into new areas of service and application during 2019 and beyond. Deloitte will share their perspective on this through an interactive panel session.

The agenda is as follow:

4:00 - 4:30 pm  Registration

4:30 - 4:50 pm Presidents’ Welcome

4:50 - 5:00 pm Word from Scholarship Chair

5:00 - 5:45 pm Presentation

5:45 - 6:00 pm Q&A

6:00 - 7:00 pm Networking

2018  Holiday Event December 11, 2018


 Venue: Columbus Citizens Foundation 


  Education Session                       Speaker: Robbie Goldberg         Scholarship recipient sharing 


 NYCorp Donation to Common Pantry