Global Business Mobile Talent
HOUSTON - January 31 at AIG
to be held at...
AIG, 2777 Allen Parkway Plaza 1 Conference Room, Houston 77099

Drinks Reception follows at a nearby place


Memo from...
Ed Cohen, Conference Content Developer & Moderator
Publisher, GLOBAL HR
Broadcast Host,
CONTACT via text/call (+1) 619-787-3100

Your opinion matters.
What say you?

Global business is a 'megatrend' better enabling development of diverse people and country economies worldwide and this has been resulting in development of a global middle class, a growing pool of global talent for 'smart companies', keen awareness to develop a 'global mindset' inside local organizations and in communities.

Yes, imbalances have been created so let's get it right because in my America no one should be left behind.

I say let's build a private/public partnership to develop + implement worker retraining and 'upskilling', and fund compensation for the displaced, and also adjust tax codes to make America a 21st century 'enterprise zone'. Agreed?

I think it's good for business; surely it's good for America. What say you? Contact me...

GlobalBusiness MobileTalent
Continuing Professional Education


Check-in desk opens
coffee and... meet/greet in the sponsor table area

Program starts with delegate introductions

Opening keynote

LEADERSHIP development in your organization despite disruptions:
Merger & Acquisition, geopolitical, digital, multi-generations in the workplace

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Principal - Alliance for Organizational Excellence LLC

1030 - 11,

11 - 1130,
Making the USA stronger
by keeping talented, innovative and skilled people here in the USA,
and keeping families together

President, The Law Office of Kathryn N. Karam

Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality law in Texas, Kathryn has been working in immigration law since November 2007. Kathryn is a proficient Chinese speaker and also is conversational in Spanish. Kathryn has handled all types of immigration cases, particularly challenging or unusual situations. She has opened private practice to begin serving clients in their immigration needs. During her nearly six years of practice, Kathryn developed a reputation as a problem-solver and as an attorney who handles unusual, complex and novel cases with confidence. Prior to earning the law degree from the University of Texas, she attended Trinity University, earning a B.A. in Chinese (2002), then attended Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies, earning a certificate in Chinese Studies in Spring 2004. As part of her law practice, she will service Chinese-speaking clients and will also offer American and Chinese cultural consulting services.

1130 -1230,

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CHRISTOPHER HELMS, Security manager,
AIG Global Security Operations Center
...will share his experience working in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Chris Helms Director AIG Travel Security. He is in charge of providing oversight and strategic direction to the global intelligence information platform and staff who are tasked with providing accurate intelligence, threat analysis, and crisis management response/direction for AIG, and all associated business subsidiaries and their policy holders. He served for 11 years in the United States Marine Corps as a Platoon Sergeant where he was responsible for the deployment and logistics of his Infantry Platoon. Chris joined AIG Travel in 2012 where he worked as a Program Manager for Operations Projects and subsequently in Kuala Lumpur as the Global Crisis Response Leader and Head of Business Operations for Asia Pacific. Chris is a graduate from Texas A&M University, Class of 1996 where he obtained a degree in Business Management and a Minor in Business Law.

Business Development Manager, Southwest
Crown World Mobility

Safety Manager – North America;

Julia manages a Global Mobility Team for an international recruitment company while anticipating unexpected situations that may occur, making sound business decisions that protect the employee, the client, and the company at all times. Identifies, develops, manages, coordinates, and delivers assignment support cohesively across geographical regions and in accordance with local governmental laws and clients’ policies. Applies Human Resources knowledge on operational and technical level to situations occurring on a daily basis across global regions of the company. Works cohesively with company benefits administrator to select the best insurance plans for the company and the employees. Organizes business and work visas as well as mobilizations for Angola, Nigeria, Indonesia, Russia, Canada, USA, Qatar, Chad, Gabon, Japan, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Kazakhstan, Trinidad and Tobago

Airswift is an international workforce solutions provider within the energy, process and infrastructure industries. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients. With over 800 employees and 6,000 contractors operating in over 50 countries, our geographical reach and pool of talent available is unmatched in the industry and the level of experience, exposure and expertise that the organisation has is unparalleled.

Director, National Accounts
Premia Relocation Mortgage

Summary of lifetime achievement
* Over 25 years of relocation industry experience. Including real estate, household goods/move management, relocation management services and mortgage. Received top sales awards in each area.

* Licensed Realtor Georgia since 1979

* Member of the Employee Relocation Council.
Participated as a speaker and committee member.
CRP certification 1991, Meritorious Service Award in 2001, Distinguished Service Award, SCRP designation in 2006.

* Executive board member of MARC (Metro Atlanta Relocation Council),
SRRC (Southeastern Relocation Council)
CMARC (Charlotte Metro Relocation Council)

* Real Estate Relocation Services
* Household Goods and Move Management Sales
* Relocation Management Sales
* Relocation Mortgage Sales

luncheon ...
informal discussions

115 - 230,
For the world we live in today...
DUTY of CARE... Corporate Responsibility

EDWARD RIVAS, Regional Manager
AIG Kidnap & Ransom

Houston Police Department, Narcotics Division Training Unit

Erik Termeulen is a Senior Police Officer with the Houston Police Department, where for over twenty years has served in various assignments. Erik is currently assigned to the Narcotics Division Training Unit, providing tactical and firearms training to officers assigned to Narcotics Division as well other divisions of the Special Investigations Command. In his current assignment, he also supports squads in the execution of narcotics search and arrest warrant, buy bust operations, and any other narcotics related investigations.

Erik is a U.S.Army Veteran. He started his LE (law enforcement) career working at the University of Texas Police Department in 1990. In 1992 he joined Houston Police and was assigned to the Central Patrol, working the night shift. As a part of collateral duties, he was assigned to HPD SWAT Perimeter Team.

In '99 he transferred to Houston Police Department SWAT as a full-time member. He was offered the opportunity to attend numerous tactical schools to attain instructor proficiency in numerous core subjects. He has since taught at numerous SWAT schools providing tactical training to local, state, and federal tactical teams. In '08 he transferred to the Houston Police Department Criminal Intelligence Division and worked with modern cellular phone technologies. He assisted federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in finding locations of potential and wanted felons.

In '09 he transferred to his current assignment, Houston Police Narcotics Division Training Unit.
Erik is also a part-time instructor for Safariland Training Group
where he has taught Search Warrant Execution for Team Leaders and Supervisors.

240 - 325,
It's about expats...are we listening?
... Better Communications and Planned Repatriation
Leads to ROI

DANIELLE TURNER, Senior New Business Manager
CIGNA International Expatriate Benefits

COMMUNICATION – one of the key disconnects
Digital Communication
From the mouths of expats – please don’t leave me 'hanging'
Make a personal connection
...Throughout assignment

REPATRIATION – a key disconnect
repatriation policies, but employees unaware
expats are talking – it's déjà vu all over again
job has changed...prepare for an adjustment period
reverse culture shock...gotta ease the transition
use my learning and new knowledge...please

330 - 5,

to get toward a measurable ROI...

Moderator: Ed Cohen, Publisher-
Broadcast Host-

GM Specialist – Americas GM Centre of Expertise
Compensation Specialist
Lloyds Register

Lloyd’s Register (LR) is a global engineering, technical and business services organisation wholly owned by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation,
a UK charity dedicated to research and education in science and engineering.

Founded in 1760 as a marine classification society,
LR now operates across many industry sectors, with over 9000 employees in 78 countries.

Heather is responsible for the development of assignment packages (new and extensions) which are in line with Lloyd’s Register’s Global Mobility policy framework.

Support localisation and ad hoc global mobility project initiatives as required.
Preparation of the core Global Mobility documentation (hypothetical tax report, assignment package and cost projection) and initiation of external tax vendor services and payroll requests
for all international assignees across the Americas region.

Primary point of contact for all global mobility operational activities within region
(assignees, Local HR, Group Finance, Group Pensions and external tax vendors) for the following:

• Collation of key information required to develop assignment packages;
• Advice regarding the appropriate package type under Lloyd’s Register’s policy framework;
• Resolution of day to day operational global mobility queries; and
• Proactive identification of planning and cost saving opportunities.

Primary point of contact responsible for coordination for all compensation activities within region including:

• Annual Salary Review and Off-cycle Salary Increases & Promotions
• Bonus programs (Sr. Executive & Ex-Gratia)
• Review of Salary Bands
• Special Projects

Director, Global Mobility

Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry.

The Company operates in over 100 countries and has a network of approximately 1,000 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities.

Berna is a Senior-level International Human Resources Expert and well-known for being a dynamic and multicultural, results-oriented professional with +15 years experience in progressive roles in Global Mobility/International HR and consulting. Berna has proven exceptional strategic planning and execution skills with the ability to successfully analyze critical business requirements for Mobility and well-known for driving solutions in fast-moving, complex environments. Berna also has proven ability to build and maintain exceptional stakeholder relationships by applying cross-cultural sensitivity and diplomacy leading to successful transformation & change management.

Outpost USA Manager
Shell Oil

Develop and Manage Local Educational, Cultural and HR-related Services/Programs for expatriates and their families. Internationally oriented HR Professional with a solid academic background in international compensation, global mobility and relocation programs with experience of leading culturally diverse teams in multinational companies. Likes solving problems and delivering results in a fast-paced environment with interfaces at multiple and challenging levels requiring excellent interpersonal communicative skills.

Sr. Manager Employee Mobility - Americas

Lauren Urreiztieta, SR Manager Employee Mobility, Americas Lauren has responsibility for all employee movement within the Americas Region for CB&I –Leading provider of Engineering, Procurement, Fabrication, Construction and environmental infrastructure services. After graduating from the University of Houston, Lauren initially worked in the recruitment arena specializing in the staffing and mobility of craft resources to projects, before making the natural leap to a full Employee Mobility role for a large EPC company. Now with over 10 years experience in all aspects of EM work, Lauren manages a team of EM professionals who handle approximately 1,000+ moves annually to support CB&I business.

CB&I (NYSE: CBI) is a leading provider of technology and infrastructure for the energy industry.
With over 125 years of experience and the expertise of more than 40,000 employees,
CB&I provides reliable solutions to our customers around the world while maintaining a relentless focus on safety and an uncompromising standard of quality.

Sr. Global Immigration Advisor
Wood Group Mustang

Wood Group ( is an international energy services company with around $6bn sales and operating in more than 50 countries. The Group designs, modifies, constructs and operates industrial facilities mainly for the oil & gas sector, right across the asset life cycle. We enhance this with a wide range of specialist technical solutions including our world leading subsea, automation and integrity solutions. Our real differentiator is our range of services, the quality of our delivery, the passion of our people, our culture and values. We are extending the scale and scope of our core services into adjacent industries.

New Immigration Markets Enablement-Southwest Region

Focus on assisting clients in managing the cost and risks involved in their Human Resource plans, programs and systems. Provide and manage a range of business immigration services to multinational clients who send employees, and their families, to work and live in over 160 countries around the world. Services center on the compliance risk issues associated with managing and filing work and visa applications, anticipating and addressing subsequent work permit/visa extensions and other ancillary matters.

• Serve as lead account manager for cross-border immigration accounts.
• Build strong client relationships and coordinate global engagements.
• Manage Business Development activities related to new business opportunities.
• Communicate with HR and/or clients to facilitate info mgt, provide routine updates.
• Manage engagement finances and foreign office invoicing process.
• Developing and manage engagement budgets.
• Manage client issues and escalations as they arise.
• Lead global team meetings and training sessions.
• Act as engagement manager for multiple client accounts.

Director Total Rewards and Global Mobility
Parker Drilling Company

Jenny is a well-known and respected Global Total Rewards Professional with deep international experience, spanning broad-based compensation and executive/equity compensation. Frequent conference workshop speaker on international compensation and equity compensation topics. Expertise includes:

• Broad Based Salary Structure Design and Job Leveling • Initiation of Industry Club Salary Surveys • Incentive Plan Design • Sales Incentive Plan Design • Compensation System Design (Merit, Market Pricing, Incentive Management) • HRIS System Design for Compensation Data • Executive Compensation – Compensation Discussion & Analysis (CD&A) • Equity Compensation – Long Term Incentive Plan Design, Stock and Option Administration • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) Design and Administration • Global Mobility Program Design – Expatriate Management • Expatriate / Rotator Compensation Program Design

Jenny is currently responsible for compensation, benefits and global mobility programs, including:

* Compensation structures, market pricing, job definition and leveling
* Executive compensation, proxy reporting, and equity compensation
* U.S. and global benefit plan design
* Global Mobility policy and international tax policy
* Immigration and relocation

Parker Drilling (NYSE:PKD) provides advanced drilling solutions to the energy industry. We are a technically innovative company providing worldwide drilling services, rental tools and project management, including rig design, construction and operations management. Founded in 1934, Parker has set numerous world records for deep and extended-reach drilling and is an industry leader in safety performance. We leverage our technical and safety leadership, cultivated through decades of project execution in new and emerging global markets, to enhance the efficiencies of our customers'​ drilling programs.

Global Mobility Leader
International HR Professional

Most recently, Tony worked for WorleyParsons where he was the Global Mobility Manager for the Americas and managed the global mobility operations in Canada, US, Caribbean and Latin America for approximately 120 expatriates. Tony’s global mobility career began at Shell Oil Company where he started out managing expatriate compensation. His role at Shell eventually grew into the overall administration of the US expatriate services function where he was responsible for all US inbound and outbound assignees (1,000+ expatriates). Following Shell, Tony worked at Air Liquide and Baker Hughes in senior global mobility management roles before joining WorleyParsons. Other Relevant Information: Tony currently sits on the Advisory Board for the Forum for Expatriate Management Houston Chapter and is a frequent speaker at global mobility and international HR conferences.

Vice President, Global Mobility
Atlas World Group International

Responsible for client development and process improvement in US - Gulf & South Regions. Supporting national account clients and their global mobility teams to help ensure successful delivery of international moving & relocation services for their assignee population worldwide. Caring about the client experience comes naturally to me. Whether it be the global HR mobility team, or the assignee/family, I care deeply that the solutions offered enhance the experience. As a moving services and relocation services professional, I understand the importance of successfully integrating both disciplines, while maintaining a strong value proposition. For over fifty years, Atlas International has been relocating families overseas. The expertise and partnerships built over that span allow us to exceed expectations regularly. Together with Cornerstone Relocation Group, an AWG subsidiary, the assignee & family can receive desired global relocation benefits, administered in alliance with client policy guidelines

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