Pandra Richie, SCRP, vice president, Corporate Real Estate Services with Long & Foster and 2013 Worldwide ERC® Chairman-Elect, has earned the designation of Senior Global Mobility Specialist – Talent, or SGMS-T. Richie is one of just 25 Worldwide ERC members to hold the designation of GMS-T, a title she received after participating in the inaugural GMS-T training program on June 18, 2013, and successfully completing the online exam.
The GMS-T designation recognizes that Richie has the unique skills required to successfully align global talent mobility programs with an organization’s overall strategic and talent management objectives. While there are no prerequisites for enrolling in the GMS-T training program, only those individuals who hold a current Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) designation are recognized as having earned the GMS-T upon successful completion of the course and exam. Richie earned her GMS designation in 2004, and was elevated to a Senior GMS (SGMS) in May 2010, with the first class of individuals to achieve the senior status.
“In earning this prestigious designation from Worldwide ERC, Pandra further expands the high quality of customer service and industry knowledge that Long & Foster Companies brings to its corporate real estate services clients,” said Jeffrey S. Detwiler, president and chief operating officer of The Long & Foster Companies. “We continually strive to bring corporate and individual transferees the best in relocation-related benefits and programs, and pursuing designations like this helps ensure Long & Foster can continue to meet those goals and help our clients achieve their own objectives.”
Richie has served as Vice President of Long & Foster’s Corporate Real Estate Services since 2008. In this capacity, she oversees the Relocation, REO and e-Real Estate divisions of the company, as well as Metro Referrals and SMARTMOVE. Richie holds a BFA degree from the University of Texas in Dallas, as well as the SCRP (Senior Certified Relocation Professional) designation from Worldwide ERC. In 2010, she was inducted into Worldwide ERC’s Hall of Leaders. She resides in Chantilly, Va., and is married with two grown sons.
You can read more about the Worldwide ERC GMS and GMS-T program here.