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.
Diane M. Ramirez
New York, NY
Pat C. Riley
William Watson, Jr.
Howard W. (Hoby) Hanna IV
Morris Plains, NJ
British West Indies
British West Indies
Frank Morrice Arias
Panama City, Panama
Judith von Hasselbach
New York, NY
Fort Collins, CO
Fort Collins, CO
Paul Boomsma, President/CEO, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
With over 25 years of experience in real estate, Paul Boomsma serves as president and CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), a global real estate community of 550 real estate firms spanning six continents. He created the highly successful Luxury Portfolio International® division for LeadingRE, previously serving as its president. He also headed operations and strategic marketing for LeadingRE as COO. Paul began his career marketing luxury office towers and later joined a top residential firm, before becoming national marketing director for a major franchise. Today, he is a frequent industry speaker on topics that include consumer trends, global business practices, and innovation in real estate. Among his many distinctions, he has been recognized for his leadership on numerous prestigious industry rankings, including REAL Trends’ 2019 Game Changers, the 2019 Swanepoel Power 200, RISMedia’s 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers, and Inman News’ Real Estate Influencers.
Alan Cazzato, CPA, Vice President, Finance/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.
Robert Portale, SCRP, SGMS, President/CEO RELO Direct®
As president and 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.
Chris Dietz, Executive Vice President, Global Operations
Chris Dietz, executive vice president Global Operations, a German national, executes the LeadingRE's expansion plans by growing and managing its international footprint, including marketing efforts and brand awareness initiatives. Dietz has over 20 years of executive-level relocation management experience and possesses a deep insight into the global real estate industry and the diverse business practices. Before joining LeadingRE, Dietz managed the Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) regions for a U.S.-based relocation management company out of their London office, and prior to that, he was in charge of developing relocation business in Europe under a large US real estate franchise brand.
Jessica Edgerton, Executive Vice President, Operations
Jessica Edgerton Jessica Edgerton oversees operational areas of the company, including technology, marketing, learning and development, preferred vendor relationships and events. She previously served as Associate Counsel for the National Association of REALTORS®, where she interfaced with NAR’s communications, conventions and technology teams, as well as its membership. Her responsibilities included contract negotiations for NAR’s various divisions, helping ensure regulatory compliance, speaking on risk management topics at industry events and authoring content on various legal issues relating to the industry.
Kate Reisinger, Executive Vice President, Member Services
Kate manages membership services for LeadingRE to ensure maximum engagement, performance and satisfaction from member brokerages. Her responsibilities include overseeing the core broker referral program, which generates over 30,000 member-to-member referrals annually. Reisinger is a seasoned real estate and relocation professional with more 13 years of experience. Most recently, she was Regional Director, Relocation and Client Development for a national franchise. Other experience includes serving as Vice President and Director of Relocation Services for a Chicago-area brokerage and as a Regional Director of Business Development for a relocation management company.