ATLANTA – 10 April 2009 — CoreNet Global, the world’s leading professional association of corporate real estate and workplace executives, announced today the election of Barry Varcoe as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the 7,000 member association. Mr. Varcoe will serve a one-year term as Chairman, beginning 28 April 2009 at the close of the CoreNet Global Dallas Summit.
Mr. Varcoe will succeed Mark Tamburro as CoreNet Global’s new Chairman. Varcoe is the Director of Group Property for The Royal Bank of Scotland.
Lee Utke, MCR, will assume the position of Chair-Elect. Utke is the Director of Global Corporate Real Estate for Whirlpool Corporation. Steve Stoner of Stoner Consulting Group was appointed Treasurer. Tamburro, VP of Workplace Resources for Nokia, will serve as an officer in the position of Immediate Past Chair.
CoreNet Global also announced the newly elected Directors and Associate Directors of the Board. The Board will now include seven Directors from countries outside of North America, and for the first time a member – Erica Chapman - from CoreNet Global’s Young Leaders Special Interest Group (SIG).
Newly-elected Directors are:
David Radcliffe, MCR, VP, Real Estate and Workplace Services, Google
Dino Piccini, BCCR, President, Global Corporate Services, DTZ
Matt Fanoe, Corporate Director of Real Estate and Facilities, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.
Randy Smith, MCR, VP, Global Real Estate, Oracle
Tony Shou Fat Wong, MCR, Executive Director Corporate Services, Asia, Morgan Stanley
All newly appointed members to the Board of Directors will serve a term of three years concluding in the spring of 2012.
In addition, the Board has appointed the following Associate Directors with a one-year term:
Erica Chapman, Director of Corporate Real Estate Americas, Adidas
Jan-Peter Kastelein, Senior Researcher, Nyenrode Business University
Mary Jane Olhasso, Director of Economic Development, City of Ontario, California
Steve Hargis, MCR, SVP, HOK Advance Strategies
A member from the Australia New Zealand Regional Council (to be announced)
The new group will join the following who continue as Directors:
Bruce Ficke, EVP, Client Solutions, Cushman & Wakefield
Karen Ellzey, Executive Managing Director, CB Richard Ellis
Mark Gorman, MCR, Senior Managing Director, Newmark Knight Frank
Mark Schleyer, VP, Corporate Real Estate, Asset Mgmt & Transactions, AT&T Services, Inc.
Rick Bertasi, VP, Global RE & Facilities Mgt EMEA, Johnson Controls
Richard Paver, VP, Group Real Estate, BP International Ltd
Suzanne Heidelberger, Director of Real Estate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Outgoing board members, whose three-year term will end in April were also recognized:
David Harris, MCR, SVP, Workplace Resources, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Ed Noha, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle
Renee Leach, Director, Global Workplace Program & Americas Region, Hewlett Packard
Wayne Peacock, EVP, Enterprise Business Operations, USAA
Trex Morris, MCR, Americas Director, RE Services, Ernst & Young LLP
The MCR is the Masters of Corporate Real Estate professional designation validating a high level of competency in corporate real estate and workplace management. The MCR is conferred by CoreNet Global.
About CoreNet Global:
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