Get To Know Our Board of Directors

Richard Schwartz

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.

Pat McLaughlin

Executive Director, Illinois Movers' and Warehousemen's Association

Patricia 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.


Benjamin Samuels

CEO, Victory Packaging

Ben 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.

Keith Lowy

President, Lowy's Moving Service

Keith 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.

Stephan Lowy

CEO, Lowy's Moving Service

Stephan 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.