ePortal Newsletter: Aug. 2, 2023

August 02, 2023

In this Issue:

  • Cartus Appoints Matthew Tebbe as President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Scholarship Winners Announced
  • B.C. Port Strike: New Tentative Deal Would Mean ‘Long-term Stability,’ O’Regan Says
  • Yellow Ceases Operations
  • IAM’s Commitment to a Safe and Respectful Environment
  • IAM Meets With AITI in Rome
  • Top Five News Stories You Might Have Missed
  • IAM Introduces Member Referral Program
  • NAR Economist: ‘Housing Recession Is Over’
  • IAM President Chuck White Reflects and Looks Forward on IAM Podcast
  • Update: Monsoon in India
  • Upcoming Industry Events
  • IAM Membership Updates

Cartus Appoints Matthew Tebbe as President and Chief Executive Officer

Cartus Corporation, an Anywhere Real Estate Inc. (NYSE: HOUS) company and a global leader in talent mobility and corporate relocation solutions, today announced the appointment of Matthew Tebbe as president and CEO.


Eric Barnes, who most recently served as Cartus' interim president and CEO, will resume his previous role as CFO for the company. Tebbe will report to Don Casey, president and CEO of Anywhere Integrated Services and Relocation.

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Scholarship Winners Announced

Introducing the 2023 Recipients of the Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship

IAM is pleased to announce that the following individuals have been selected to receive the 2023 Alan F. Wohlstetter (AFW) Scholarship:

  • Louis Bowen, Amstan Logistics
  • Morgan Chapman, SEACORP
  • Julia O’Connor, IAM
  • Brian Sedano, SEACORP
  • Ashlyn Szilagyi, Interstate Van Lines, Inc.


Please join us in congratulating these deserving recipients of the AFW Scholarship. More information on this year’s recipients will be circulated soon.


A Powerful New Direction for the Scholarship Fund

The Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund (AFWSF) Board is excited to announce a new strategic plan. Its new mission is to advance the professionalism and viability of our workforce and foster a culture of accessibility, excellence and continuous improvement. AFWSF Board Chair, Maria Andrea Rodriquez, says, “I am thrilled by the upcoming changes and the immense potential they hold. We are poised to shape a brighter future for the global mobility industry.”


Many thanks to our Board members for their service to the AFWSF on this important work – Maria Andrea Rodriquez, Chair; Don Goldberg; Georgia Angell; Heather Engel; Mike Richardson; Terry Head; Ann Wohlstetter; Enrique López; and Chuck White. 

B.C. Port Strike: New Tentative Deal Would Mean ‘Long-term Stability,’ O’Regan Says

A new tentative deal reached between the two sides involved in a labour dispute impacting some 7,400 British Columbia port workers would mean “long-term stability” if ratified, Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan says.


The deal was reached late Sunday night with the assistance of the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB).

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Yellow Ceases Operations

Less-than-truckload company Yellow Corp. on July 30 shut down operations, ending a nearly 100-year history as one of the nation’s largest carriers and the company began posting notices at terminals.


“Dear Valued Customers and Employees,” the statement said. “All company operations have ceased as of Sunday July 30, 2023 at 12:00 pm EDT.” 

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IAM’s Commitment to a Safe and Respectful Environment

New Live Event: Maximize Your ROI at the IAM Annual Meeting & Expo

Join us on August 15 at 11:00 am EDT for an engaging and insightful webcast session designed to equip you with valuable tips and tricks that will take your Annual Meeting experience to the next level. Whether you're a first-time attendee or a seasoned participant, this session will provide you with the tools and strategies to make the most out of your time at the conference.

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Code of Conduct—Zero Tolerance for Harassment

IAM wants to assure you that creating a safe and inclusive environment is our utmost priority for the upcoming IAM Annual Meeting & Expo. We are dedicated to fostering an atmosphere that is free from intimidation and promotes open dialogue and collaboration among attendees. We are committed to enforcing our Code of Conduct, which outlines the standards of behavior expected from all participants and emphasizes the importance of treating all attendees with dignity and respect.


Conference Agenda

Review the preliminary conference agenda today to select the learning labs and special sessions you wish to attend. Refer back to it often as you plan your business meetings to get the most out of your Annual Meeting experience and stay up to date on any updates to the agenda. Download the Schedule-at-a-Glance as well for easy reference.


Get Your Visa

Visit the Government of Canada website for official information on entry regulations and to check if you need a visa. The visa application process can take months, so don't delay. We strongly recommend applying for your visa as early as possible so you can avoid last-minute complications. If facing issues with the application, please reach out to us for assistance at membership@iamovers.org.

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Please contact IAM's Matthieu Odijk at matthieu.odijk@iamovers.org with questions about the IAM Annual Meeting and Expo.

IAM Meets With AITI in Rome

IAM’s Director of Sales, Matthieu Odijk, met with AITI - Associazione Imprese Traslocatori Italiani (Association of Italian Moving Companies) while on holiday in Rome, Italy. 


From left to right: Carlo Gallo (Coop Service), Allessandro Russi (AITI President), Barbara Savelli (Gosselin & IAM Core Members’ Management Board), Serenella Maggi (AITI), and Matthieu Odijk (IAM)

Top Five News Stories You Might Have Missed

IAM Introduces Member Referral Program

IAM is excited to introduce the Member-Get-a-Member Program, a membership referral program that rewards your company for bringing in members into the IAM network.


By participating in the referral program, you'll spread the word about our vibrant network and be rewarded for your efforts.


How the Referral Program Works:

  1. Companies that have been members with IAM for more than six months are eligible to earn rewards for new member company referrals.
  2. The new member company will need to complete the member referral online application.
  3. Upon the new company completing the 30-day prospective member period, your company is eligible for a $250 credit to use towards the membership renewal, annual meeting registration, or an IAM Learning Training program for each new company you refer to IAM.


Multiply your value and help us expand the IAM Network. Click here to learn more about the program.

NAR Economist: ‘Housing Recession Is Over’

Contract signings picked up the pace last month, and home buyers are increasingly facing multiple offer situations. NAR releases its housing forecast for the remainder of the year and 2024. Pending home sales rose slightly in June, and the latest indicators are showing a housing market on the mend.

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IAM President Chuck White Reflects and Looks Forward on IAM Podcast

IAM President Chuck White and Carl Weaver discuss a number of topics as Chuck approaches retirement, both of what he has done as President, and where he sees the industry going. Listen to him discuss his origin story, of being an athlete, scholar, musician, teacher, and more.

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Update: Monsoon in India

From Arpin International:

Heavy monsoon rains and a flood-like situation currently impact certain parts of India, mainly in the north. Many areas are submerged, severely damaging infrastructure and causing delays in the transportation sector.

Consequently, the clearance and delivery of shipments (both export & imports) in certain areas may experience delays. More rain is expected to hit the region, which could result in further delays in the clearance of cargo at shipping-related facilities.

Portal Magazine

In every issue of the Portal, we invite our authors to share their experiences, success stories, learning experiences, and vision with others in the moving and forwarding industry. In addition to our regular columns, feature articles for each issue are united by a central theme.


The theme: "Think globally, act locally" chosen by the IAM-YP Management Board encourages considering global consequences and making a positive impact in local communities.


Submit your story today for the upcoming edition of the Portal Magazine. Contact Portal Editor Will Kohudic if you have any questions or want to send him your article.

Upcoming Industry Events

Is your calendar up to date? See IAM's Events Calendar to stay abreast of the various conferences and industry meetings. Want to add an event? Contact IAM's Carl Weaver.

IAM Membership Updates


Member News

Matson Dives Into Diversity And Inclusion

In a significant stride towards promoting diversity and inclusion, Matson ($MATX), a leading US Flag containership operator, reported that over half of its new hires into management roles in 2022 were minorities. This information was disclosed in the company’s 2022 Sustainability Report, which highlights Matson’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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Hilldrup Launches WeSolve Workplace Environments Following Acquisition of Graebel Commercial Services

Hilldrup has acquired Graebel Commercial Services, Inc. (GCS), now named WeSolve Workplace Environments (WeSolve), the workplace and commercial services business unit previously operated by Graebel. WeSolve will operate under the Hilldrup umbrella, providing planning and management services for workplace mobility projects on a global basis.

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