2018-2019 President – Wendy Sanman
Wendy is the Business Development Manager for Oakwood Worldwide representing both Oakwood Worldwide brands — Oakwood and ExecuStay. Wendy is celebrating 20 years of service with Oakwood. Wendy is one of the original founding members of Portland Relocation Council. She is a graduate of the University of Oregon. She attends both BAMM and PNWRC meetings.
Vice President – Debbie Convery
Debbie Convery is the Director of Global Programs and Operations at Nike, Inc. She currently oversees program design, manages global processes, systems, tools and operations, global partners and vendor management, reporting and analytics and the US Domestic program for Nike’s Talent Mobility Center of Excellence. Prior to her position at Nike, Debbie managed Global Mobility and Immigration programs for several leading multinationals including Amazon and T-Mobile and has an extensive background in Talent Acquisition.
Lindsay Ford is the founder of Sprout Tours, a Northwest Company that provides custom rental advisory services and settling in assistance on a digital platform. For the past 6 years her team has helped thousands of individuals get settled quickly and efficiently by creating unique, fun and local tour experiences in Washington, Oregon, Utah and Idaho. Lindsay serves as Secretary for the Portland Relocation Council, she also currently serves on the board of the Oregon Humane Society.
Treasurer – Michael James
Corporate Business Development Manager, SuiteAmerica
Michael is the Corporate Business Development Manager for SuiteAmerica and covers the Pacific Northwest for both Temporary Housing and Destination Services. He has been a member of the Portland Relocation Council for three years and most recently became the Treasurer for 2018-2019. Michael has also been on the board for both BNI (Business Networking International) and Team Donate Life, a non-profit that raises awareness for organ donation and transplantation. Prior to joining SuiteAmerica, Michael spent most of his career in Finance where he held several positions working for a family owned community bank. In addition to attending PRC, he also attends BAMM and is a member of the PnWRC.
Events Co-Chair – Kayla Soleglad
Kayla has over 23 years of experience in the relocation industry with a strong focus on relocation, immigration and international assignments. She began her career with Tektronix, with a focus on the Domestic and International Relocation, Foreign Assignments and U.S. Immigration programs. In 2009, Kayla joined the Mobility team at Nike. She is a graduate of South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Education degree. Kayla was the treasurer of the Portland Relocation Council prior to her current position.
Events Co-Chair – Betsy Hand
Events C-Chair – LeeAnn Larsen
I am the District General Manager for SuiteAmerica and have worked in the relocation industry for 20 years. I reside in Beaverton with my husband of 35 years and have 5 grown children. I enjoy the corporate housing world and being part of a team that provides an awesome relocation experience for all our guests.
Education Co-Chair – Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown is the Senior Compensation Analyst for Blount International Inc., a global manufacturer and marketer of replacement parts, equipment, and accessories for the forestry, lawn, and garden; farm, ranch, and agriculture; and concrete cutting and finishing markets. Blount sells its products in more than 115 countries around the world. After graduation Ryan launched his career in Wilsonville, where he began his journey in HR support services. He was quickly promoted into a mobility role supporting a consulting division of expats. It was in this capacity that he developed a love for global mobility. Soon afterwards he continued onto Blount where he currently works with the mobility community and continues to grow his knowledge. Ryan is currently serving on the PRC board as education chair to help share his passion of constant education. Ryan holds a Bachelors of Business Administration – Human Resources Management and General Management. He also holds his PHR and is an active member of several professional groups. He is working towards acquiring an MBA.
Education Co-Chair – Sarah Moon
Sarah Moon was introduced to the relocation industry in 2015 and joined the Portland Relocation Council as a member at that time. Sarah volunteered on the membership education committee in 2017 and is now one of the education co-chairs for 2018. She currently holds the role of Talent Mobility Advisor on the Nike Talent Mobility Team where she is responsible for managing the domestic relocation program supporting the US, Canada, and Mexico. Sarah received her Bachelor’s degree from Portland State University and her area of focus is in business leadership and human resource management. Like many Oregonians Sarah is a transplant as she was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas but has been proud to call Oregon home for over 11 years. Sarah is an outdoor enthusiast, active volunteer at the Oregon Food Bank, and has a passion for photography. In her personal time she enjoys going to concerts, beach combing, and exploring new restaurants in the Portland area.
Membership Chair – Jessica Mack
Jessica is a long-time resident of Oregon with more than 20 years in hospitality. As Business Development Manager for Paragon Corporate Housing, she is dedicated to helping clients live like they're home, even when they're not. Jessica joined PRC in 2013, volunteering in various roles she currently serves as Co-Chair on the membership education committee.
Sponsorship Chair – Scott O’Neill
Scott has over 22 years of experience in the moving and relocation industry. Currently, he is the Vice President, Business Development for the Suddath Companies supporting their Suddath, Lexicon, and Sentry brands in the Western Region. Scott is an active member of Worldwide ERC, as well as and several other regional groups and holds his CRP and GMS-T designations. He is the Co-Founder of the Portland Relocation Council and PRC’s first President of the Board. Scott is a graduate from Oregon State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing.
Social Responsibility Chair – Scott McMullin
Scott has been in the corporate relocation industry for over 10 years, with eight years of international experience in SE Asia where he received his Global Mobility Specialist certification. Scott joined Alexander’s Mobility Services in 2014 mainly focusing on domestic and international household goods and personal effects, as well as managing commercial projects. Alexander’s Mobility Services is the premier agent for Atlas Van Lines. Scott is also a committee member for the Portland Relocation Council and a member of the PNW Relocation Council.
Member at Large/New Member Hosting Committee Chair – Barry Matheny
Barry Matheny has many years of widely varied experience in real estate and relocation, following a very successful 25-year career as a VP of Sales/General Manager for a national communications company. After several years as a real estate professional and associate broker, Barry was appointed Director of eBusiness for John L. Scott. He is currently Vice President of Relocation Services.
Communications & Website Chair – Alex Paja
Communications & Website Committee - Kai Du
Based on-site at Nike WHQ as Cartus’ Supplier Account Manager, Kai serves with over 8 years of Global Mobility experience with a focus on Supply Chain Management. Throughout his career in mobility, Kai has held different roles in global operations, corporate housing, global compensation, and supply chain management. Kai brings a resourceful, consultative, and collaborative approach to his role to engage effectively with his supplier-partners.
In his personal life Kai enjoys going on hikes with his dog, checking out the newest restaurants in town, and planning his next international trip.
Board Chair – Katie Rudnick
Katie has nearly 20 years’ experience in the mortgage industry including 14 years in Relocation Mortgage. Currently she is Director, National Accounts for TIAA Bank (formerly known as EverBank) Relocation and Affinity Lending, where she is responsible for both new business development and account management for the West Coast and Mountain regions. Prior to joining TIAA Bank she served as Director, Sales and Account Management for Premia Relocation Mortgage and spent 15 years at Bank of America where she worked at almost every level of the mortgage origination process before becoming a VP, Client Relations Manager. Katie is an active member of WERC and several other Regional Relocation groups and has held her CRP since 2007. She is a graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance.