Thursday, March 29 in WASHINGTON at The Brookings Institution


General Admission $123;  2+ $99/seat

Federal & NGO $49





Check-in desk opens



DELEGATE  INTRODUCTIONSEd Cohen, Content Developer & Moderator

Publisher Global Business News

Broadcast Host Global Radio Talkshow


9:30 – 10:45
Opening Keynote + roundtable/audience discussion
Horace Porras, American Tower Corporation
Vice-President Human Resources, LatAm
ROI on Mobile Talent Strategy

Elena Anderson-de lay 

The Brookings Institution

Elizabeth Karcher, Director,

HR Global Mobility & Total Rewards Communications

Discovery Communications

Barbara (Hutnyan) Muhlenberg

Domestic Relocation Manager/Global Mobility Expert

Booz Allen Hamilton

10:45 –  11:15


11:15 – 12:15



MATTHEW BURNS, Tullo International HR

Future of business travel

ROLANZO L. KINNIEBREW, CRP; Premia Relocation Mortgage

US Relocation impacted by new regulations, new workforce

audience discussion will include hot topics…  HHG, Gross-up?  Lump-sums…?

12:15 – 1:40,

Working Lunch 




2 – 3:30



2 – 2:30 

VETS 101

… How to Hire a Veteran

Mika Cross

Director of Strategic Communications

Digital and Public Engagement

 U.S. Department of Labor

2:30 – 3:30

Innovative Recruitment

and Retention Strategies

Jamie Edmunds, Division Chief

Lease Accountability and Strategy


Marcus Brownrigg

Corporation for National and Community Service

Established in 1993, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans in service through its core programs — Senior Corps and AmeriCorps.

Treva D Smith

National Geo-spatial Intelligence Agency Ms. Smith currently serves as the Director, Workforce and Management Services, Human Development Directorate.  This office provides human resource management for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). This office provides advisory and operational services for the workforce in the areas of, employee relations, benefits, awards and recognition, performance management, workforce flexibilities, wellness program and HR team that specifically support Agency directorates. Previously, she was the Deputy Director of the Office of Diversity Management and Equal Employment Opportunity.  In this capacity, she served as a senior advisor to Agency leaders on advancing equal employment opportunity, workforce diversity and workplace inclusion initiatives.

Prior to joining NGA, Ms. Smith served as the Director, Equal Employment Opportunity Office, Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Scott Air Force Base, with the overall responsibility to develop and successfully execute a full suite of EEO, Diversity and Inclusion imperatives across its global enterprise.  Ms. Smith also has the opportunity to serve as the Deputy Chief, Policy and Operations Division, Equal Opportunity Office, Defense Intelligence Agency.  During her tenure she designed and scoped requirement to provide a slate of customized diversity management consultant services and matured capability of DIA’s accessibility and reasonable accommodation program.

With over 28 years as a civil servant, Ms. Smith has contributed to cutting-edge EEO and diversity initiatives within Department of Justice, Department of Veterans Affairs and various agencies within Department of Defense.  As a trained facilitator, Ms. Smith has trained extensively and continues to facilitate discussions on the strategic business imperative of diversity and inclusion from a 21st Century approach.  Ms. Smith earned both her Bachelor of Arts Degree in human relations and Master of Science degree in organizational development from Trinity University, Washington DC.  As on avid volunteer, Ms. Smith serves the community through various outreach efforts as a member of Junior League of Washington and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders.

Anyone who sails a U.S. ship, flies a U.S. aircraft, makes national policy decisions, fights wars, locates targets, responds to natural disasters, or even navigates with a cellphone relies on NGA.

NGA enables all of these critical actions and shapes decisions that impact our world through the indispensable discipline of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT).

NGA is a unique combination of intelligence agency and combat support agency. It is the world leader in timely, relevant, accurate and actionable GEOINT. NGA enables the U.S. intelligence community and the Department of Defense (DOD) to fulfill the president’s national security priorities to protect the nation. NGA also anticipates its partners’ future needs and advances the GEOINT discipline to meet them.

NGA is the lead federal agency for GEOINT and manages a global consortium of more than 400 commercial and government relationships. The director of NGA serves as the functional manager for GEOINT, the head of the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG) and the coordinator of the global Allied System for Geospatial Intelligence (ASG). In its multiple roles, NGA receives guidance and oversight from DOD, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and Congress.

NGA is headquartered in Springfield, Va. and has two major locations in St. Louis and Arnold, Mo. Hundreds of NGA employees serve on support teams at U.S. military, diplomatic and allied locations around the world.


3:30 – 4



Day concludes with a festive drinks reception

…offsite; consider cosponsoring the luncheon and the reception.

Grab a speaking role; good deal.