For a long time we’ve been looking to establish a foothold in the land of sunshine and surfboards, as the west coast U.S. is a important hub to our clients. Now, we’re happy to report that the wait is over and we have opened our newest Center of Expertise in Newport Beach, California.
This office will give us a strong platform for developing deeper partnerships with current and prospective clients in this region. It will also better position us to provide optimized workforce mobility solutions for companies moving employees through the increasingly critical corridor between the U.S. and China, Japan and South Korea.
Senior Vice President Vicki Lander is driving our expansion into California and the establishment of this office. Vicki has been a member of our leadership team since 2005, and has over 25 years of experience in workforce mobility, service delivery and client relationship management. As many of you know, she currently manages our Chicago office and Midwestern-U.S. operations, and she will continue to do so while providing expert, seasoned guidance to the Newport Beach office.
Day-to-day management of the Newport Beach office and service team will be led by Jessica Lorber, Vice President. Jessica joined Weichert’s Chicago office in 2012 as Vice President of Client Services, and has lived and worked in California and Japan, giving her unique insight into the mobility needs of fast-growing companies moving employees within and between these regions.
To celebrate this expansion, we’ll be hosting a Pacific Rim Relocation Summit at our new office on June 10, 2015. This three-hour program will bring together mobility professionals and subject matter experts from the U.S. and Asia Pacific region to discuss the latest trends facing companies managing employee assignments in Japan, South Korea and China.
Representatives from Fragomen and BDO are also expected to attend to deliver insight on current visa and tax issues, respectively. Admission is free to corporate relocation managers. Email us for more information.