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Board of Directors


Mary Piper


Mary Piper is the Director of Relocation and Operations for Bernstein Realty. Mary, a British ex-patriate, moved to Houston with her family in 1995 and has experienced relocation firsthand several times. Mary joined Bernstein Realty in 2000 and manages the company"s Relocation Department, and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company. She is active in recruiting new agents and instrumental in the company"s growth.

Aside from her responsibilities at Bernstein Realty, Mary is also very active in the Nancy Owens Memorial Foundation (NOMF). The Foundation was founded in honor of one of Houston"s most beloved members of the real estate community, Nancy Owens, who lost her battle with breast cancer in September 2001. Mary is a member of WorldwideERC®, Relocation Directors Council (RDC), the Greater Houston Partnership, and the Houston, Texas and National Association of REALTORS®.

Michelle Velasquez

Vice President

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. In 2016, Michelle chaired the Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA) National Conference and was a select member of the Worldwide ERC Conference Planning Committee for the inaugural Americas Summit Conference. Michelle has earned the Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) certification via Worldwide ERC and the Certified Corporate Housing Professional (CCHP) designation through CHPA.

Brett Lyons


Brett Lyons is a Global Relocation Specialist at Chevron where his focus includes US domestic relocation and worldwide household goods shipments. He has over 14 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 (Certified Relocation Professional) designation from Worldwide ERC and the GPHR (Global Professional Human Resources) designation from HR Certification Institute. Brett has been a speaker at Houston Relocation Professionals and Worldwide ERC events.

Holly Holmes, CRP, EIM


Holly Holmes, CRP, is a Director, Business Development with Lexicon.   Prior to her current role Holly spent 12 years with Aires.  After attending GVSU, she had a long career as a critical care nurse in the United States Navy and was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal during her commission. Her goal with each client is to determine best value and best practice measures as part of a business development team that counsels on relocation related topics. She is a member of the Worldwide ERC®; an Executive Committee Board member with HRP; Houston International HR Roundtable; advisory council member of local Houston's FEM chapter and SHRM®.

Meredith Morris

ERC Liaison & Educational Content

Meredith Morris knows first-hand how important it is to establish long-lasting relationships with her clients and within the relocation industry. Meredith has been a familiar face and leader within the industry for many years, and has a strong following of clients and strategic partners who are proud to work with her and Crown World Mobility.

Throughout her career, Meredith"s primary focus has always been on companies and industry professionals who are involved with employees in transition. She draws on her vast experience within the relocation industry to develop successful strategies and partnerships that have enabled her to build strong relationships and industry knowledge.

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 and holds her CRP. She is a member of Worldwide ERC, Houston Human Resource Management Association, SHRM and the Mayor"s International Trade Development Council.

Charles Ameno

Corporate Liaison 

Charles Ameno is the manager, global relocation benefits for Chevron. In this capacity he oversees US domestic relocation, US dollar payroll expatriate relocation and the global relocation supplier network. A Certified Relocation Professional, he has more than 16 years experience in relocation and expatriate benefits. Amongst other roles, he has previously he managed global relocation for JPMorganChase and was a senior manager with Ernst and Young's Human Capital practice. Charles is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and resides in Houston. He is active in the Employee Relocation Council and has been a speaker at both local and national relocation conferences.

Alan Grantham

Golf & Sponsorship Chair

Alan Grantham is the Regional Sales Manager for Chase's Corporate and Institutional Lending program for the central United States. He has been in the real estate industry for 20 years and recently joined Chase after spending 18 years with Citibank's relocation program. Alan has been a member and active participant at HRP for the past 7 years and enjoys the opportunity to help this group provide education, support, and value to its members as well as assistance to our partnered charities in the greater Houston area.

Don Rupe

Outreach & Scholarship

Don Rupe, CRP, CMC is the Senior Director, Customer Experience for Daryl Flood Relocation & Logistics. Don has over 33 years in the relocation business, 12 of those with Daryl Flood Relocation. Don has been an active member of Houston Relocation Professionals for almost 20 years and has enjoyed being a part of the growth and outreach the organization has developed.

Marian Sauers 


Marian has been a native of Houston for over 40 years. She has been in the corporate housing business for over 18 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.

David Bunnell


David Bunnell is Vice President, Sales for Transportation Worldwide - a corporate international household goods forwarder.  David is responsible for corporate business development, account management, and sales strategy development.  Since joining Transportation Worldwide in 2007, David has traveled the country developing relationships and driving sales efforts.  David has been active in the HRP community over the past 10 years and is serving in his first year on the Board of Directors.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Clemson University and was a member on the Varsity Baseball Team.  David and his wife, Hailey, are active partners at Grace Bible Church in Houston, TX.  

Faye Hoxworth


Faye Hoxworth has fifteen 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. 

Vibeke ("V") Vadstein

Educational Content 

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. 

Piper Sheffield

Educational Content Advisor

Piper Sheffield, a Certified Relocation Professional, is the Vice President and Director of Stewart Relocation Services, and prior to joining Stewart, Piper served as Vice President of a relocation title and closing service company.

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