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TAM SIG: Global HR & Mobility: A Holistic Approach
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TAM SIG: Global HR & Mobility: A Holistic Approach

The program has been approved for 3.25 HRCI and SHRM credits.

When: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: First Floor Conference Room Near Elevators
8300 Boone Blvd
Tysons Corner, Virginia  22182
United States

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Member Fee: $0

Non-Member Fee: $15


Location and Parking

First Floor Conference Room Near Elevators
8300 Boone Blvd
Tysons Corner, VA 22182

Free Parking



1:30 PM - 5:00 PM  Program and Q&A
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM  Networking


Program Information

Join us to learn from dynamic Global HR & Mobility leaders!  This program is suitable for HR and Talent Acquisition professionals who:

  • Have an interest in International HR
  • Currently work in Global HR & Mobility
  • Want to network with like-minded professionals

We will take a holistic approach to Global HR & Mobility, with a review of topics to include:

  • Immigration
  • Relocation
  • Benefits
  • Taxes & Equalization
  • Host Country Employment Laws & Data Privacy Regulations
  • Government Contractors (what's different in the federal contracting world)
  • Any other questions that you may have during the Q&A


Featured Speakers

Becki Young, JD, Partner at Grossman Young & Hammond

Becki Young is a seasoned business immigration attorney with 20 years of experience in the field. She has represented more than 100 of the world's most prominent hotels and restaurants, and facilitated the sponsorship of foreign professionals, trainees, interns, and individuals of "extraordinary ability." In addition to her hospitality practice, Becki regularly provides immigration law advice to clients in a broad range of industries, including investment banking and securities, information technology, nonprofit, manufacturing, and healthcare.

Becki’s depth of experience and knowledge of the intricate immigration landscape enable her to utilize a wide array of immigration solutions to serve her clients with a responsive and client-centric approach, for which she has received many accolades. She has counseled U.S. employers on international recruitment and immigration issues. Previously, as Of Counsel with Baker & McKenzie in Washington, DC, Becki was a senior member of the firm's Global Immigration & Mobility Practice, which received Band-1 recognition, the highest ranking by the client and peer review directory, Chambers Global. While there, she oversaw the implementation of a centralized global immigration model designed to address the mobility needs of the world's largest companies.

Becki is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), serving on various committees and mentoring lawyers around the U.S. on business immigration issues. She frequently speaks at legal, business and hospitality conferences, and regularly contributes insight through published articles and commentary. Her engaging personality, extensive experience, and intricate knowledge of immigration issues enable her to address complex immigration issues in a clear, straightforward manner.

Jennifer Henne, MBA, GPHR, Global Mobility Subject-Matter Expert (SME) at Shield Global Employment Organization (GEO)

Jennifer Henne has worked in the field of Global Mobility for over 25 years on the corporate HR side for various companies in the automotive, aero & defense, oil and gas and telecommunications’ industries. She has managed Global Mobility Programs, including immigration and expatriate tax, and has supported international contract bids in A&D. She specializes in international payroll withholding requirements and has been directly involved in formal external tax audits, DCAA/FAR compliance issues, and internal corporate tax audits. Jennifer is currently working for Shield GEO, a global employer organization, as a subject-matter expert (SME) where she can use all of her experience in assisting clients who have a need to deploy talent in countries where they do not have a legal entity. She resides in Maryland with her two teenage sons and is an active soccer mom.

Matthew Burns, MPA, Managing Director at Tullow International Consulting

Matt Burns helps organizations manage the challenges of doing business internationally. Matt assists small and large organizations with designing cost-effective international assignments, updating policies, leading projects that transform HR and integrating international HR or global mobility teams with technology, payroll and/or shared services providers. Matt has the GMS, CIPP/US and CIPP/E certifications.

Prior to starting his consulting practice, Matt was HR Operations Director at Lockheed Martin, leading two virtual, global teams on the integration of more than 1,900 acquired Sikorsky international employees (expatriate and in-country) in 24 countries to Lockheed Martin’s HR systems, policies and practices and the transition of more than 2,000 legacy Lockheed Martin international employees in 21 countries to Leidos.

Matt directed Lockheed Martin’s Global Mobility and International HR team from 2005 to 2013, introducing technology, policy and process improvements that led to eight straight years of improved satisfaction scores from international assignees while reducing the unit cost to the business. The Global Mobility program that Matt led received recognition in 2013 as the EMMA runner up in Most Effective Relocation Strategy and Best Global Mobility Program – Industrial/Energy Sector.

Matt joined Lockheed Martin in 2005 after 26 years with the U.S. Department of State. Matt created and led the Department’s Center for Administrative Innovation from 2001 to 2005 while representing the Department on the Washington Interagency Working Group that coordinated policy and operations of the International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (ICASS) system. Matt completed six international assignments with the Department, serving in Nicaragua, Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba, the U.S.S.R., Italy and Israel. During Matt’s assignment to Rome, he designed and led the successful ICASS pilot project that became the model for the current inter-agency shared services system, which, in fiscal year 2005, had revenues approaching $1.2 billion.

Matt was a member of the WWERC’s Americas Strategic Council for 2017 and 2018. Matt joined the Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards (EMMA) panel of judges in 2012 and continues in that role. Matt has spoken at numerous global mobility conferences, international and national conferences on shared services and has published articles on the Forum for Expatriate Management, State Magazine and the Shared Services and Outsourcing Newsletter. The Forum on Expatriate Management recognized Matt in 2017 with its award for Outstanding Contribution to Global Mobility.

Matt received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts in International Political Economics and Business and a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. Matt completed an executive seminar on Leadership for the 21st Century at Harvard University’s JFK School of Public Affairs in 2004 and an executive seminar on Strategic Partnership with Impact: Strategy Analysis for Organization and Human Resources at the Center for Effective Organizations, University of Southern California in 2014. Matt speaks fluent Spanish, Italian and professional-level Russian.

Sofia Hassander, LLM, Attorney at Grossman Young & Hammond

Born and raised in Lund, Sweden, Sofia Hassander is an experienced Scandinavian language attorney. Sofia speaks native Swedish and fluent English, and has near-native comprehension of Norwegian and Danish. Sofia earned law degrees both in the United States (Vanderbilt) and in Sweden (Lund University). She is licensed to practice law in Washington, DC.

Sofia assists businesses with a wide range of immigration law matters. Her experience includes working with the global mobility teams at some of the largest Silicon Valley companies with their migration needs world-wide as a global immigration attorney for a large law firm based in Virginia.

An immigrant herself, Sofia grew up in Sweden and worked as an attorney in Stockholm before moving to the United States to attend Vanderbilt University Law School. Sofia is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and is active in the Swedish-American community in Washington, DC. Sofia enjoys the challenges posed by a world that is globalizing.

Before moving to the United States, Sofia spent more than 5 years working on complex antitrust matters at the law firms Herbert Smith, Clifford Chance, and Cederquist. In addition to her Scandinavian language work, Sofia helps clients navigate U.S. business immigration laws in the Washington, DC area.

Sofia is a member of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Washington, DC, and serves as membership chair of the DC chapter of SWEA. Sofia and her husband live in Washington, DC, with their son.