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  • 28 Jan 2019 1:30 PM | Administrator (Administrator)

    Happy 2019 TRC members!  I hope you all are having a wonderful start to this New Year!

    The 2019 TRC Board of Directors is already hard at work planning a FUN and educational year for our membership!  Before I share a peek into some of our plans for our 7th year as an organization, I wanted to take a moment to thank the 2018 Board of Directors for an OUTSTANDING year.  Under Kristin Peterson’s leadership in our 6th year, we experienced record-breaking attendance for our Fall meeting, had a first ever venue with exceptional reviews, had several first time speakers for the Southeast regional relocation councils, continued our fun and interactive sessions getting everyone laughing, and had a record-breaking year in revenue. 

    2018 is going to be hard to beat for our organization!  We are fortunate to have a growing membership base and a very creative Board of Directors that continues to think outside the box to bring unique programming, networking opportunities, and fun venue spaces.

    In 2019 we will continue to seek out new and exciting venues in the Nashville area, beginning with TopGolf for our Spring meeting which will be held April 4, 2019.  Our Logistics co-chairs, Susan Macchia and Holly Hintz are also working on a brand new venue for our Fall 2019 meeting!

    We will continue with our after-hours event immediately following the meeting and this Spring will not disappoint with the opportunity to network and try your hand at golf.

    Our Programs co-chairs, Tonya Hamilton and Debbie Robinson, are working with their committee members to bring new speakers and topics and continuing on in our tradition of interactive sessions.  I know you will be excited about the topics and speakers they are already lining up!

    Our Sponsorship chair, Eve Seib, has re-vamped our Sponsorship benefits with new ways for our Sponsors to promote their company and for you, our members, to find solutions to your business needs.

    Our Membership chair, Nicole Awalt, is proactively working on increasing our membership base with some creative ideas and always a great amount of energy.

    Our Community Outreach chair, Andi Parker, is able to combine her passion of parenting coaching with our scholarship campaign.  We will continue our support of the Oasis Center in 2019 and the Peter Hiro Memorial Scholarship Fund that was established in 2017.  Look for fun ways for you to get involved to help with both of these community outreach initiatives in 2019.

    Our Executive Board for 2019 consists of Joe Dudek, Vice President, Teresa Summers, Treasurer, and Sara Hanlin, Secretary.  And we certainly will be depending on the excellent advice of our advisors, Kristin Peterson and Brad Brekle.

    We are excited about what 2019 holds for TRC and know that you will be too!

    So please plan to join us:

    We are looking forward to seeing you on April 4th in Nashville!  More details to come as registration opens in a few weeks. 

    Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any of our Board members with questions, ideas, or comments.  We love feedback!

    Hope you all have a wonderful first quarter and we will see you soon!  Thank you for your continued support of TRC!

    Lori Stillwell


  • 30 Dec 2018 7:15 PM | Administrator (Administrator)

    We are just days away from 2019, whether we’re ready for the New Year or not, it’s almost here!

    I’m excited to introduce you to the 2019 TRC Board of Directors:

    Executive Board

    • President: Lori Stillwell, TIAA Bank
    • Vice President (and Communications): Joe Dudek, Quicken Loans
    • Treasurer: Teresa Summers, Dollar General Corporation
    • Secretary: Sara Hanlin, National Corporate Housing

    Committee Chairs

    • Community Outreach: Andi Parker, Air Animal Pet Movers
    • Logistics: Susan Macchia, Cummins, Inc.
    • Logistics: Holly Hintz, UBS
    • Membership and Social Media: Nicole Awalt, Oakwood Worldwide
    • Programs: Tonya Hamilton, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Woodmont Realty
    • Programs: Debbie Robinson, Premier Transitions
    • Sponsorship: Eve Seib, OneSource Relocation  

    Board Advisory Members

    • Brad Brekle, Ward North American
    • Kristin Peterson, Bridgestone
    Your membership means so much to us, we hope to see our current members continue involvement. 2019 will be a wonderful year full of new members to welcome! The membership renewal email will be coming soon, don’t forget to renew your membership online.

    A big thank you to our Sponsors for the 2018 year! We couldn’t do this without you.






    Click here to view Sponsors with Contact information

    Planning is underway for 2019’s Spring and Fall Meetings. We’ll be announcing the dates and locations very soon! Keep an eye out for a save the date in your email.

    I have been extremely honored to lead the Tennessee Relocation Council. It’s been an incredibly challenging, rewarding and exciting year working with this amazing team! TRC’s BOD, Members and Sponsors are such an incredible group of professionals. I’m better for knowing, meeting or working with each of you.

    Best to you in 2019!

    Kristin Peterson, TRC President

  • 28 Dec 2018 5:29 PM | Administrator (Administrator)

    Dear TRC Members,

    As we are quickly approaching the holidays, the TRC Board of Directors and I would like to wish you a Very Happy Holiday Season!

    We have enjoyed a wonderful year with each of you. Now feels like the perfect time to thank you for your commitment to the Tennessee Relocation Council organization. Your continued support, meeting attendance and annual membership means so much to us. Getting together twice each year is always the best part of the year in the relocation world for me!

    TRC is fortunate to have returning Sponsors year after year, and new Sponsors behind each of our meetings. I am so grateful for your support of TRC and hope that you find great value in sponsoring and attending our events.

    This year we had two incredible meetings to host for you. We had the opportunity to host our meeting at Nissan Stadium once more and enjoyed wearing jeans to support a Cowboy Boot Raffle and the Oasis Center. Our Fall Meeting took us to a unique venue, City Winery Nashville.

    TRC has wonderful support from the relocation community, so much that we had many knowledgeable volunteers to present during our Annual Knowledge Hop in the Spring and again on the Mobility Trends Panel in the Fall. Thank you to each of our volunteers, we appreciate you!

    One of the best highlights of each of our meetings together is the Speakers. We had Eric Halverson join us from eBay, Jennifer Therrien with Ocean Spray Cranberries teach us about DISC in her enthusiastic presentation, and Jen Gresham help us understand what a “Moonshot” is and how to create our own!

    I can’t forget how much fun TRC is! Mobility Games anyone?! Pictionary? Family Feud! Who knew relocation could be so much fun?

    As I round out our TRC year-in-review, I want to once again thank you for continued support by way of Membership and Sponsorship, we couldn’t do it without each of you! Wishing you each Happy Holidays!


    Kristin Peterson, TRC President

    And the TRC Board of Directors

  • 10 Apr 2018 2:38 PM | Administrator (Administrator)

    Support TRC’s Peter Hiro Memorial Scholarship & Fundraising efforts of the Community Outreach Committee by wearing your boots or favorite team football jerseys/shirts for a $10.00 donation. There will also be a chance to win a voucher for a pair of Cowboy Boots for you during the meeting.  ($10.00 per ticket or $20.00 for 3 tickets).

  • 25 Jan 2018 3:53 PM | Administrator (Administrator)

    Happy New Year TRC!  2018 has arrived and I’m excited to be sharing the next year with all of you. TRC had an incredible 2017. Under Lorie Wood’s leadership, TRC celebrated our 5th Year Anniversary and throughout the year we focused on “Learning from the Past” and “Growing for the Future”.

    In 2018, I’d like to continue on in the spirit of growth and fun. TRC is an incredible, growing organization that we are all fortunate to be a part of. Looking ahead, I hope to lead the effort to enhance the value of your membership while continuing to make our events and programs fun, interactive, and something we all look forward to.

    Not only does TRC host two amazing meetings per year, but we’ll continue hosting after-hours events as well. Who doesn’t love a fun night out on Broadway in downtown Nashville! We’ll be selective and intentional about the programs we choose to present to you during our meetings, and we’ll have some fun while we’re at it, TRC style of course.

    We’ll have new sponsorship opportunities that we anticipate past and future sponsors to love. Our Corporate Membership will see the revival of our Corporate Roundtable Session and will have a new tool to collaborate with other TN relocation professionals for benchmarking opportunities, discussion and assistance. You’ll see us on Social Media more, so don’t forget to share, retweet and comment on our posts! We hope to be in communication with you more often to create an environment of collaboration and knowledge.

    Our talented Board of Directors is already planning an exciting 2018 for all of us to look forward to.  We are exploring new ideas for Scholarship, Outreach, Programs, Logistics, and everything in between. We’re keeping things “outside the box” … just the way we like it.

    We will continue our support of the Oasis Center in 2018 and we will continue our dedication to fundraising for the Peter Hiro Memorial Scholarship Fund that we renamed in 2017. We hope that you will pass along the scholarship opportunity to anyone who may qualify so we can reach all of the deserving students in TN.  

    If you haven’t yet renewed your membership with TRC for 2018, you will definitely want to do so soon.  Don’t miss out on this exciting year ahead!  We are looking forward to seeing each of you at our Spring Meeting, held at Nissan Stadium on April 12th.

    Wishing you a happy, healthy and productive 2018!

    All my best,    

    Kristin Peterson

  • 25 Jan 2018 11:52 AM | Administrator (Administrator)

    As 2017 draws to a close, I, joined by the entire TRC Board of Directors, want to thank our Members and Guests for a fantastic 5th year. As we have focused this year on continuing our growth, we are ending 2017 with a whopping 130 members up from 100 members in 2016. We hope to see current members continuing their involvement and new members joining as we move into the next stage of the organization’s life. The membership renewal email will be coming soon, so don’t forget to renew your membership online. If you are not currently a TRC member but are interested in membership, please click here for more information: Membership.

    We are planning exciting programs and great venues for our 2018 meetings. Our spring meeting is tentatively planned for April 12, 2018 and the fall meeting for October 24th or 25th. Please save the dates and extend your calendar hold for after the meeting because we are exploring after-hour activity possibilities also. Planning is underway, and we will be providing additional details in early 2018.

    Reflecting on our 5th anniversary year, 2017 was a big year for our organization. TRC had significant accomplishments and endured challenges, but overall this was a great year! This was only possible through the support of all of you and the help of an amazing Board of Directors.

    This year, we have seen the highest participation in TRC ever. We had the highest number of members, committee involvement, and meeting registrations TRC has ever had. We also received the highest survey satisfaction for the meetings. This indicates, not only are we growing, but we are doing it right.

    We dedicated the scholarship as TRC’s Peter Hiro Memorial Scholarship, and we awarded a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving high school senior. Thanks to your generous donations, we will be ending this year with a record amount in our Community Outreach Fund of about $3,725. This money will be used for the scholarship and other community outreach and charitable giving in the future.

    We were able to donate $1,500 to the Worldwide ERC Foundation for Hurricane Harvey relief. Thanks to regional group contributions and ERC’s match, a total of $30,588 was raised for this cause. With an annual donation budgeted for charitable giving, TRC will be donating $1,000 to the Oasis Center this month to continue our charitable partnership with them. If you are interested in learning more about the Oasis Center please visit https://oasiscenter.org/ .

    I am extremely excited to announce the 2018 Executive Board and Committee Chairs:

    Executive Board

    • President: Kristin Peterson, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
    • Vice President: Lori Stillwell, EverBank
    • Treasurer: Sara Hanlin, National Corporate Housing
    • Secretary: Brad Brekle, Ward North American

    Committee Chairs

    • Community Outreach: Joe Dudek, Quicken Loans
    • Logistics: Teresa Summers, Dollar General Corporation
    • Membership: Eve Seib, OneSource Relocation  
    • Programs: Nicole Awalt, Oakwood Worldwide
    • Sponsorship: Andi Parker, Air Animal Pet Movers
    • Technology/Communications: Jacob Green, Asurion

    Board Advisory Members

    • Dan White, The Immigration Group, P.C.
    • Keith Michelsen, Relo Direct Inc.
    • Lorie Wood, Nissan North America

    Many members have asked about joining a committee. If you are interested in participating, please contact us at info@tennesseerelocationcouncil.org.

    I want to personally thank you. It has been truly humbling to be trusted as your President this year. I appreciate you for your confidence and support. It has been a pleasure. Thank you again for all of your support of TRC. I hope you have a great holiday season and Happy New Year. I look forward to seeing you in 2018!


    Lorie Wood

    2017 TRC President

  • 16 Oct 2017 3:58 PM | Administrator (Administrator)

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  • 02 Oct 2017 8:09 AM | Administrator (Administrator)

    Support TRC the Peter Hiro Memorial Scholarship & Fundraising efforts by wearing your boots or favorite team football jerseys/teeshirts for a $10.00 donation. In addition there will also be a raffle during the meeting.  ($10.00 per ticket or $20.00 for 3 tickets)

  • 23 Sep 2017 12:43 PM | Administrator (Administrator)

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    Due to a techinical glitch in the Wild Apricot Association Management platform you may receive duplicate e-mails. We apologize for this duplication that occurs randomly and wat to assure you that the Apricots at Wild Apricot are working on repairing this glitch.  We thank you for your understanding.
  • 15 Aug 2017 5:13 PM | Administrator (Administrator)

    To all our TRC members,

    We as an organization are at a pivotal point.  Our past and the knowledge we have collectively gained have rooted and established us.  Our heritage of insightful, pioneering leaders built the foundation for an organization of members who embrace change and growth with an excitement for new challenges.  We will continue to be a growing, thriving community of engaged and committed professionals, built upon a strong base of wisdom and experience, and now is the time to prepare for continued growth for the future.  We are poised to step confidently forward.  We are prepared to accept the challenges that change brings and excitedly anticipate TRC’s transformation as we incorporate this change into our next stages of growth.

    We are witnessing some of these changes right now.  We are making significant enhancements to our website including THIS BLOG!  We want all the membership to find a treasure-trove of knowledge and support with just a few clicks.  Sponsorship and Membership will see efficiencies that technology such as this brings.  Our Community Outreach is planning support for the newly dedicated Peter Hiro Memorial Scholarship, and our Logistics and Programs Committees are planning an event “like no other” on November 2.  At this meeting we will be focusing on “Growing for the Future” with hot industry-relevant topics and fun activities to foster our engagement.  We will conclude this fall’s celebration of TRC’s 5th anniversary with an afterhours event at Nashville’s Hard Rock Café. 

    This is a great time to be a member of TRC.  Get ready for exciting changes!  Use our new community tools to learn from the past and get involved to grow for the future.  Begin clicking around NOW!

    Lorie Wood

    TRC President

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