ePortal July 7, 2021

July 07, 2021

In this Issue:

  • IAM Annual Meeting Update - Early Bird Extended!
  • The Ever Given Has Set Sail From The Suez Canal, Months After It Blocked The Waterway
  • Current Guidance for Travel to the U.S.
  • The Rising Star Award - Nominate Someone Today!
  • Webcasts You Need at IAM Learning
  • Introducing the LX Leadership Video Series
  • New Members for July
  • Alleged Debtor List

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Annual Meeting Early Bird Extended; Current Guidance for Travel to the U.S.

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IAM Annual Meeting Update - Early Bird Extended!

More than 500 people have registered for this year's Annual Meeting & Expo. Will you be there and be in the know or will you be left out? Members, corporate relocation executives, U.S. military members, and more will be there for you to meet and learn from. As the pandemic winds down and more business is possible, it has never been more important to get in front of your partners and clients, make connections, and learn how to do business better in a changing environment. Here are the things you should do right now:

The Ever Given Has Set Sail From The Suez Canal, Months After It Blocked The Waterway

The Ever Given left the canal's Great Bitter Lake, where it had been held for over three months amid a financial dispute. The development came after its Japanese owner, Shoei Kisen Kaisha Ltd., reached a settlement with canal authorities over a compensation amount following weeks of negotiations and a court standoff.

IAM Young Professionals

Current Guidance for Travel to the U.S.

While many countries have recently opened travel to U.S. visitors with varying conditions (vaccination proof, negative covid tests, quarantine, etc.), the same courtesy has not been offered to those traveling to the U.S. (outside of family, and other very limited, largely non-business reasons). The CDC has not updated the list of countries where visitors are prohibited from entry. Unfortunately, this prohibition represents a large base of potential international people who are IAM members (EU, UK, among others).

The Rising Star Award - Nominate Someone Today!

is excited to announce a new award. will recognize a YP member who embodies the mission of the IAM Young Professional community. Nominations are open. The individual receiving this honor may be selected for a wide range of achievements, but overall, will have distinguished themselves through a commitment to professional development, networking with the young professional community, or engaging in philanthropic activities impacting the global moving and mobility industry.

Webcasts You Need at IAM Learning

is your first stop for and connecting with colleagues during time-sensitive webcasts. Here are some of the upcoming sessions IAM has planned:

  • July 8 - . Pandemic protocols, supply chain issues, labor shortages are all adding to our normal peak season challenges as we ease back out of the pandemic. Our panel representing corporate and government clients, global relocation companies and industry discuss the impacts on moving consumers.
  • July 14 - . Join Chuck White, IAM President and Dan Bradley, IAM Director of Government Affairs for an update of issues related to the US Government and Military.
  • July 21 - . Bring your questions and comments and learn what is in store for this year's Annual Meeting.
  • Aug. 25 - . Gender-in-the-workplace experts David G. Smith, PhD, and W. Brad Johnson, PhD, show why and how men have a crucial role to play in promoting gender equality at work. A sociologist and a clinical psychologist, they are professors and former naval officers with a mission to help men become more effective allies, accomplices, mentors, and collaborators with women in the workplace to create a more inclusive workplace.

Introducing the LX Leadership Video Series

IAM is excited to partner with LX Leadership - an inspiring new video series hosted by Gadi Binness of . In each video, a leader from our industry will share how life experiences have helped shape their leadership style. You’ll enjoy key takeaways, insights and best practices that are helpful to all, in our collective quest for continuous learning and growth.


, or . We’d love to share your LX Leadership story!


Please also share this opportunity with other friends and colleagues who may be interested.

IAM Learning

New Members for July

Every month, IAM publishes . This is the list of your new business partners brought to you by IAM. Click on the map above to get a better view of where your new colleagues are.

Alleged Debtor List

IAM keeps a list of companies that have been alleged to have unsettled debts with other member companies. , as it is updated often.



Member News


Changes in roles at Classic Moving / CFM alliance

CFM Alliance Pte Ltd Group is excited to announce and welcome Chris Henebrey as their new General Manager of . Brad Street, CFM Alliance CEO & Founder, said, “Like me, Chris is a moving man at heart. He comes with 22 years of experience in all different divisions of the moving and relocation industry. Some of you may have crossed paths with him before, as he has previously worked for White & Co in the UK, and Team Relocations (Now SIRVA) before he started his own moving company in Malaysia 4 years ago.”


The opening of the Classic Moving Malaysia office and the hiring of Henebrey to lead it, advances the Group’s mission to expand its footprint within the industry so that they can better serve their clients.

Jill Porter-Scott, PHR, SHRM-CP, Has Joined Aires as Director of PeopleX

is pleased to announce that Jill Porter-Scott, PHR, SHRM-CP, has joined the company as Director of PeopleX. This group, named for its mission of creating a world class people experience, manages Aires’ human resources functions. In her role, Jill will be focused primarily on benefits, culture, and inclusion, leading the PeopleX team and assuming all human resources oversight.


Porter-Scott brings more than 20 years of communications, human resources, and leadership experience to Aires, having worked in numerous roles in human resources. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Human Resources & Administration for a leading shortline railroad and transportation company. Among her many professional achievements, she currently serves as a board member of the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association (PHRA), the largest human resources professional association in western Pennsylvania.

Atlas World Group, Inc. Names Ann Heathcott Chief Security Officer of Atlas Van Lines, Inc.

, the parent company of Atlas Van Lines, Inc., announces that Ann Heathcott has been promoted to Chief Security Officer of Atlas Van Lines. Most recently, Heathcott served as Senior Director, IT Network Services at Atlas World Group.


In her new role, Heathcott will be responsible for the ongoing development and execution of the Security, Privacy and Business Resiliency programs for Atlas World Group. In addition, Heathcott will work collaboratively across Atlas World Group’s ten subsidiaries to ensure compliant processes are in place to protect the organization. She will also lend her experience to provide consulting services for the Atlas Agency network, consisting of over 400 interstate moving agents in the United States and Canada and continue leading the Atlas World Group Service Desk as the company enhances its abilities to effectively support the organization by investing in people, processes and tools.

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