Signature Relocation Makes an Impact at the Detroit Regional Relocation Council

Kim & Lori

Signature Relocation is pleased to announce the election of Kim Martin as President, and Lori Swarthout as Treasurer, to the Detroit Regional Relocation Council (DRRC) for 2018.  The DRRC is recognized as a regional group by the Worldwide ERC.  It is a professional organization that provides a forum for education, networking and discussion of the latest mobility trends and issues for domestic and global relocation services for corporate mobility and service providers.

Signature Relocation Dresses Up for “Blue” Day

The Signature Relocation team dressed up for “Blue” Day in honor of Jack Heiligman. To pay it forward, we are donating to the charity, Humble Design (, that assists families transitioning out of shelters to turn a house into their home.

Temporary Living with PC Housing

They say RMC’s (Relocation Management Company’s) are only as good as their preferred vendor partners…and I highly agree! So glad to be working with the great temporary housing team at PC Housing in La Jolla/San Diego! Our preferred partnership is the perfect blend of above-the-line services, at the lowest cost, with the highest quality in the industry.

Dale Fisher to speak at WERC & CRC Ignite! Networking Event

Dale Fisher, Signature Relocation’s VP & Executive Director, will be speaking at the “Ignite!” Networking Event, hosted by the Wisconsin Employee Relocation Council ( and the Corporate Relocation Council of Chicago ( in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin on September 15th. Dale will be speaking on Household Good’s move management, difference between insurance versus valuation, and key household goods related steps to improve the employee’s overall relocation experience.

Dale Fisher Speaks at CFGI Symposium

Dale Fisher, Signature Relocation’s VP & Executive Director, was invited by Fakhoury Immigration to speak on a panel about global mobility program development at the Council for Global Immigration/CFGI 2016 Symposium in Washington D.C. ( The session was on June 21st and CFGI is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resources ( If you would like notes from this discussion, please contact Signature Relocation by email at:

Dale Fisher speaks at ERC Midwest Relocation Conference

Dale Fisher, Signature Relocation’s VP & Executive Director, was invited by the the Midwest Relocation Council (, an affiliate of the Employee Relocation Council (, to speak on the topic of the realities of household goods moves at the 2016 Midwest Relocation Conference. Dale chose the specific topic of critical issues in the household goods industry. He focused on driver shortage, management of small shipments, driving quality without increasing cost, and industry innovations. If you would like the notes from this discussion, please contact Signature Relocation by email at

Special thanks to Sylkia, Tracy & Kevin for being the best speakers at the Midwest Relocation Conference. I hope we can do this again!

Lori Swarthout joins Signature Relocation as Global Relocation Counselor


Lori Swarthout has joined the Signature Relocation team as a Global Relocation Counselor in April 2016, but she has been in the industry for more than 5 years. Previously, Lori worked at Dwellworks, Destination Services Provider as the Lead International Manager. In 2015, Lori obtained her GMS certification. Before working in the relocation industry, Lori worked in the banking and mortgage industry. She graduated from the University of Michigan Dearborn with a BA in International Studies, with a concentration in business. She then continued on and received her MSF Degree from Walsh College with a concentration in banking.

Lori enjoys traveling, sporting events, boating, cooking, and reading. She currently resides in Novi, Michigan with her family.

Dale Fisher Speaks at DRRC Roundtable Event

Dale Fisher, Signature Relocation’s VP & Executive Director, was invited by the Detroit Regional Relocation Council (, a regional affiliate of the Employee Relocation Council ( to speak as a panelist on relocation program management. Dale chose the topic of improving quality without increasing costs of relocation. If you would like the notes from this discussion, please contact Signature Relocation by email at

On the Rise: Women are thriving in the relocation industry

The most recent publication of Direction The Magazine of the American Moving & Storage Association, published an article about the rise of women in the relocation industry. The article, which features five influential women whose careers vary from three to 43 years in the industry, dives into their perspective of being a woman in what has traditionally been a male dominated workforce.

Women in the relocation industry is not new to Signature Relocation as women have always played a very important role within our company. We are proud that three of our four upper management positions as well as 80% of our support staff are filled by women. We also encourage the growth of women within our organization by offering continuous education and training for our support staff team. We appreciate the value women bring to our industry and are excited to see this being acknowledged and supported by our peers.

Check out the Direction article here.

Rachel Abruzzo joins Signature Relocation as Relocation Accounting Assistant


Rachel Abruzzo joined the Signature Relocation team in February 2016 as a Relocation Accounting Assistant. Prior to this, Rachel graduated from Madonna University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. After realizing that the field might not be the right fit, she went back to school at Oakland Community College, where she is currently studying to get an Accounting Certification. In the future, Rachel plans to continue her education and work towards a MBA with a focus in Financial Planning.

Rachel is an Ohio native, but now splits her time between Farmington Hills, Michigan and South Lyon, Michigan.