Get acquainted with our leadership team
Our leadership is comprised of our board of directors, executive team and a number of advisory boards and member councils that provide member input and feedback into programs, our operations and business plan.
New York, NY
Howard W. (Hoby) Hanna IV
Immediate Past Chairman
Pat C. Riley
Jeffrey S. Detwiler
William Watson, Jr.
Frank Morrice Arias
Philippe de Beer
Judith von Hasselbach
British West Indies
New York, NY
Frank Morrice Arias
Panama City, Panama
North Charleston, SC
Greenwood Village, CO
Pam O'Connor, SCRP, President/CEO
For over 25 years, Pam O’Connor, SCRP, has managed networks which ultimately were consolidated into Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and was the first woman to head a major network. Pam has been named one of the top 25 thought leaders by the National Association of Realtors, as well as one of the top 100 most influential people in real estate by Inman News. She also ranked 29th on the Swanepoel Power 200, a ranking of the most powerful people in real estate. She is a Senior Certified Relocation Professional (SCRP) and has served on the board of directors and executive committee of Worldwide ERC. She has received ERC’s Meritorious Award, President’s Award, and Distinguished Service Awards and was named to its Hall of Leaders in May, 2009.
Paul Boomsma, President, Luxury Portfolio International® and COO, LeadingRE
With over 20 years of experience in luxury real estate, Paul Boomsma has created the highly successful Luxury Portfolio program. Paul began his career marketing luxury office towers and later joined a top residential firm, later becoming National Marketing Director for a major franchise. Paul is a frequent industry speaker on the topics of raising the bar for real estate branding, agent listing presentations, synergies with the resort/second-home market, and the luxury market. He has been named one of the Most Influential People in Luxury Real Estate and has received Unique Homes’ Luxury Marketer of the Year Award.
Robert Portale, SCRP, SGMS, President/CEO RELO Direct®
As President & CEO, Bob wears a lot of hats, sometimes at the same time. His varied experience in business development, operations, and executive management makes him a unique leader since he understands all sides of the relocation industry, both internally and externally. With more than two decades of industry experience, Bob brings a spirit of continuous improvement and professional development to the RELO Direct® team. His never-ending search for a better solution and learning opportunities has led him to not only attain high-ranking industry certifications, including the GMS-T for Talent Management certification that was open to only a select few by the Worldwide ERC®, but to provide clients with an engaging service experience.
Alan Cazzato, CPA, VP of Finance and CFO
Alan Cazzato is an experienced financial manager and CPA who manages the corporate service functions of the company, including technology, accounting, human resources, and company infrastructure. A Chicago native, he has previously been responsible for financial management of companies in various different industry sectors.