A welcome letter from the President

Welcome to the Heart of America Relocation Council (HARC).

HARC is a forum for relocation professionals. It provides a dynamic learning environment from which one can obtain practical and applicable knowledge and skills to enhance one’s job performance.

Membership is open to individuals within corporations who are responsible for employee relocation, corporate relocation managers, human resource professionals, and relocation service providers whose full time position is relocation.

We offer 4 meetings a year for which CRP credit is available. Throughout the year other activities are sponsored such as a networking social activity, as well as encouraging members to give back to the community.

Please contact Terry Hooker, Membership Chair, 913-888-4554, or thooker@graebel.com for further information concerning membership.

Looking forward to 2014 being a great year in relocation!

Cindy Guttery, CRP
HARC President, 2014

Membership Benefits

HARC is proud of the high-quality educational workshops, conferences, and events that are produced annually. In addition to networking opportunities and informative content, members who have their CRP Designation always earn valuable re-certification credits for attending HARC sessions.

Our website has been designed with our members in mind: Concise information, up-to-date data of upcoming events, and membership information.

HARC membership is open to:
  • Individuals within corporations or government agencies who are involved with employee relocation, payroll, tax, or human resources.
  • Service providers whose primary job focus is relocation, and is part of an established relocation division within their company.

Membership options

Pay for meetings as you go:

Annual Membership Cost: $75

Annual Membership Cost for each additional member of your organization: $40

To join HARC, or to renew your HARC Membership click below.


Click below to view information or register for an upcoming meeting.

December 8, 2016

Board Memebers

Cindy Guttery, CRP

President, Alliance Relocation Center
11005 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66210
P: 913-638-2822
E: cindy@alliancerelocenter.com

Debra Burton

Going-there Global Destination Services
P.O. Box 27228
Overland Park, KS 66225
P: 913-998-0293
E: debra.burton@going-there.com

Website/Communication Chair
Mark Champagne

ExecuStay & Oakwood Midwest
10906 Pflumn Road
Lenexa, KS 66215
P: 913.387.1852
E: mchampagne@execustaymidwest.com

Membership Committee Chair
Terry Hooker

Graebal Moving Services
9755 Commerce Parkway
Lenexa, KS 66219
P: 913.888.4554 x201
E: terry.hooker@graebelmoving.com

Membership Committee
Betsy Gilbert

Graebal Moving Services
9755 Commerce Parkway
Lenexa, KS 66219
P: 913.888.4554
E: betsy.gilbert@graebelmoving.com

Events And Meeting Co-Chair
Pat Sparks

6500 Sprint Parkway
Overland Park, KS 66251
P: 913.762.6477
E: pat.sparks@sprint.com



Talent Mobility: Exploring the Future

Blend workforce mobility, talent management, regional challenges, innovative professionals and spirited pioneers... and you've got our industry! U.S. and global business needs and influences are changing the world's workforce agenda, and the roles of mobility and HR professionals are developing dynamically along with it. Worldwide ERC CEO Peggy Smith helps us see what it takes to be a mobility leader in today's global arena.

June 16th, 2016

Is Your Immigration Process Up To Par?


A panel discussion, focusing on immigration and its importance in the employee relocation process:

  • Types of immigration services provided to corporations who are relocating employees
  • What are some of the challenges for corporations, from an immigration standpoint?
  • Why does the public not hear about professional, legal immigration challenges (i.e., why do we only hear about illegal immigration on the news?)
  • Why immigration is crucial for workforce mobility and what it impacts
  • Why corporations should define/document their internal immigration process and establish it as part of their Mobility Policy
  • Why it is important for immigration partners to be aligned with the needs of an organization
  • Hard and soft costs of immigration
  • Immigration technology that are used in immigration?


  • Martha Presser:  Manager, HR Compliance & Immigration (Cerner Corporation)
  • Roger McCrummen:  Managing Partner and immigration attorney for McCrummen Immigration Law Group (in Kansas City)
  • Nancy Sharp Ziegler:  Global immigration attorney and Director, Client Services at Fragomen Worldwide (in New Jersey)
  • Moderator:  Debra Burton, VP-Talent & Organisation Effectiveness (Going-there Global Destination Services)


September 22, 2016

September 22, 2016 - HARC Meeting 

Corporate Relocation Taxes

 New 2016 Relocation Payroll and Tax Issues

Course Description: An advanced session designed to educate the attendee with regards to the latest trends in both corporate and government relocation while stressing the difference between company’s policies and compliance with current federal and state tax and local tax laws.

Who should attend: Professionals interested in learning about new relocation issues and the potential payroll and human resources impact. Accounting & Tax/Auditing, Payroll & HR professionals. 

Speaker: David S. Oltman: Chief Compliance Officer/Company Co-Founder – ReloTax, an Ineo LLC Company

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