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INTERNATIONAL RELOCATION INDUSTRY VETERAN HODGES JOINS GRAEBEL RELOCATION

 
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April 9, 2012

(Aurora, COLO) – Today, Jessica Regenold senior vice president international relocation operations at Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide, Inc. has brought Samantha Hodges, CRP, GMS onboard as the full-service team’s assistant vice president. Hodges will report to Regenold. 

Most recently Hodges was vice president, global account management at Global Mobility Services in Scottsdale, Arizona. There, Hodges managed more than 200 global and domestic corporate accounts, managed vendors in the organization’s global supply chain and handled sales in an 11-state region. 

Previously, Hodges held management roles in global assignment services operations and was an onsite global project manager responsible for almost 50 clients for the third party relocation company, SIRVA.  At SIRVA, Hodges also successfully completed an overseas stint as its EMEA regional account and operational manager in Swindon, UK.  She was one of three key decision-makers on its global account management team responsible for the development, presentation and implementation of client-focused strategies that covered in-theatre service performance; pricing, and the preparation of Requests for Proposal bids. During her 8-years at SIRVA Hodges was accountable for hiring its Corporate Global Operations staff.  She is credited for delivering the automation of that firm’s Corporate Global Operation surveys that led to customer service improvements. Hodges’ early career in the relocation industry found her holding supporting roles at Primacy Relocation (acquired by Cartus), and Global LT in Southfield, Michigan.

According to Regenold, “Samantha Hodges is hitting the ground running at Graebel. Previously, she successfully had teamed with me on high impact, cost-effective global mobility initiatives at another firm. However, the primary reason is due to Samantha’s exceptional relocation industry background and her proactive achieve every objective mindset.”

Hodges is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Simpson College where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in German and International Relations. There, she earned the collegiate award for exceptional German skills. While living in Germany on two occasions, she completed a Human Resource development internship at company formerly known as DaimlerChrysler AG in Stuttgart. She is member of the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council® (WERC) and holds its Certified Relocation Professional® (CRP) and Global Mobility Specialist® (GMS) certifications.  

 

About Graebel Companies, Inc.

Founded in 1950, Graebel provides worldwide relocation and move management services, U.S. and international household goods moving and storage services, cargo freight forwarding and commercial office moving and workplace services. On-the-ground services are performed in 153 countries for the Fortune 500 and global 100. The world headquarters is in Aurora, Colorado and Graebel centers are located throughout the U.S., and in Prague, the Czech Republic, and Singapore. The Graebel Companies, Inc., divisions include: Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide, Inc., Graebel Movers International, Inc., Graebel Commercial Services, Graebel Van Lines, Inc., Graebel Movers, Inc., and Move Management, Inc. The privately-held company boasts a strong balance sheet, an extensively background-checked and trained employee workforce, and a business intelligence reporting and management system that include portals and apps. Graebel has been ranked the #1 relocation company in the ‘HRO Today’ Baker’s Dozen in 2010 and 2011. To learn more visit: www.graebel.com.  

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