Get To Know Our Board of Directors
CEO Brookfield Global Relocation Services (Retired)Rick retired from the employee relocation industry in February 2014, after a 35 year career and quickly came out of retirement to join the Board of Directors for Move For Hunger. For the past 10+ years (2003-2014) Rick was the CEO of Brookfield Global Relocation Services. During this time Rick led the company through two acquisitions and a period of significant growth both in North America as well as Europe and Asia. Brookfield is now one of the world's leading relocation service providers. A large part of his early career (1984-1999) was spent at Prudential Relocation where he held several senior management positions, including President from 1997-1999. Rick's awareness of and passion for Move for Hunger started a couple of years ago when Brookfiled GRS joined as a partner and he is pleased to be able to continue that support as a member of the Board.
One thing to know about Rick: There's nothing better than a Springsteen concert, a fly fishing trip or a baseball game.
Executive Director, Illinois Movers' and Warehousemen's AssociationPatricia joined the staff of the Illinois Movers’ and Warehousemen’s Association in 1972 and since 1989 has served as executive director. She is the elected Chair of the National Council of Moving Associations and sits on the board of directors of the American Moving & Storage Association and AMSA’s Moving & Storage Institute. She has served since 2000 as a member of the FMCSA Household Goods Roundtable, is a partner in their “Protect Your Move” consumer outreach program, and is a member of the Illinois Commerce Commission’s “Bandit Movers Taskforce.” Pat is past president and current secretary of the Rotary Club of Springfield South and past president and former executive director of the Illinois Society of Association Executives.
One thing you should know about Pat: She's the Queen - plain and simple.
CEO, Victory PackagingBen is CEO of Victory Packaging, a leading North American packaging distributor that has supported Move For Hunger since the early days. Ben is an active member in the community. Among his varied nonprofit experiences, he recently served as Chair of the Houston Food Bank. Ben has a BA from Amherst College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He and his wife, Marci Rosenberg, live in Houston and have a son, Ethan, and a daughter, Mimi.
One thing to know about Ben, he loves art made out of corrugated.
President, Lowy's Moving ServiceKeith is the President of Lowy's Moving Service, a highly respected and experienced commercial and residential mover in the Metropolitan area which has been in business for over 90 years. It is this family-owned moving company that sparked the inspiration for Move For Hunger. In addition to the moving business, Keith is involved in real estate development and has brought to life several start-up companies throughout the years. A graduate from Monmouth University, Keith is a successful entrepreneur and devoted father of three.
One thing you should know about Keith: If the sun is shining, he’s probably out on his Harley.
CEO, Lowy's Moving ServiceStephan has more than 30 years of progressively responsible experience directing his office and industrial relocation company in sales and marketing. Stephan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from the University of Arizona. Over the years, he has been involved in several start-up ranging from a computer network management company to indoor sports facilities. He is member of the Foundation Board at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Board of Directors Ladacin Networks, Board of Directors Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Center at Brookdale Community College, LEED Green Associate, and NJ Real Estate License.
One thing to know about Stephan: The man carries a camera, and he knows how to use it.
COO and Co-Owner of Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International RealtyCharles is COO and Co-Owner of Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, a Northern and Central New Jersey’s real estate firm that has supported Move for hunger since 2013. An active member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Charles served as New Jersey President and is current Vice President of the organization. A New Jersey resident since 1963, Charles enjoys spending time with his family in Franklin Lakes, staying active in the Eastern Bergen County community and being a dedicated sports fan as well as coach.
One thing to know about Charlie: He was featured in the first NAR Consumer Awareness commercial coaching kids. The commercial was filmed in Oakland, California.
Marketing Director, UpdaterJenna is the Marketing Director at Updater, the nation’s leading relocation tech company that simplifies the way Americans move. She’s spent nearly 10 years working across all marketing disciplines for a variety of companies including both high-growth national startups and local businesses. Jenna’s passion for Move for Hunger began a few years ago, upon learning about the organization, and she is thrilled to be able to support as a Board member. Jenna holds a BSBA in Marketing from American University in Washington, DC and often guest lectures at startup academies and universities.
One thing you should know about Jenna: She can rap every word to “Whoomp There It Is.”