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CoreNet Global Announces 2013 Leadership Slate at Asia Summit

SHANGHAI, China, March 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CoreNet Global today introduced its newly-elected global Board of Directors to a record-setting audience of 560 business leaders at the opening session of the group's Asia Global Summit in Shanghai.

It was the single largest event ever held in China by CoreNet Global, the world's leading association for corporate real estate and facility management executives with 7,800 members worldwide.

Heading the CoreNet Global Board is Jim Scannell, Senior Vice President, Administrative Services at The Travelers Companies Inc., who will remain as Chairman of the Board.

Randall Smith, Vice President, Global Real Estate, Oracle Corporation, will serve as Chair-elect.

Steven Quick, Executive Managing Director, Global Corporate Services, CBRE, will continue to serve on the Board as Treasurer.

Newly-elected Directors to serve a three-year term concluding in the spring of 2016:

Kate Langan, Group General Manager Property, ANZ Banking Group
Ken Manke, Vice President Workplace Services, Unilever
Doug Sharp, President Corporate Solutions Americas, Jones Lang LaSalle
Terry Wood, Vice President, Workplace Solutions, JDS Uniphase

Chair, CoreNet Global Component Leadership Council, serving a one-year term:

Brian Crockford, Business Operations Manager, RE&F, Microsoft Corp
Chris Mach, Associate Director, AT&T Services, who served in this capacity in 2012, will complete his one-year term.

In addition, the Board appointed the following new Associate Directors with a one-year term:

Mike Nuby, Manager, Project Management Division, Economic Development Services, Southern California Edison
Kent Wiegel, Partner, Capstan Advisors
T. Patrick Donnelly, Principal, BHDP Architects, will continue on the board to fill a vacated, one-year term.

The following Directors will continue to serve on the Board:

Christopher L. Staal, MCR, Vice President & Global Head, Real Estate & Facility Management, Thomson Reuters
Sean Prasad, Vice President, Real Estate and Facilities, T-Mobile
Irene Masterton,General Manager, Retail Real Estate, Shell International Petroleum Company, Ltd.
Denis McGowan, Group Head CRES Business Alignment and Asset Management, Standard Chartered Bank
Michael Creamer FRICS, Partner: Head of EMEA, Corporate Occupier & Investor Services, Cushman & Wakefield LLP
Erica Chapman, Esq., Head of Real Estate (NAFTA/LatAm) & Attorney, OSRAM SYLVANIA

Directors completing their terms are:

Lee Utke, MCR, Senior Director, Global Corporate Real Estate, Whirlpool Corporation
Matt Fanoe, Vice President of Real Estate, Coca-Cola Refreshments
John Forrest, CEO, Corporate Solutions, Asia-Pacific, Jones Lang LaSalle
Lydia Jacobs-Horton, Director, Global Facilities & Real Estate, Procter & Gamble
Maureen Ehrenberg, Global Director of Facilities Management, CBRE
Philip Grossberg, Managing Director, Corporate Solutions, CBRE

The following Associate Directors continue to serve on CoreNet Global's Board:

Gina Rizzo, Global Client Relations, Herman Miller
Jessica Beers, VP, Business Development, DTZ a UGL Company

Associate directors completing their terms are:

Robin Ronne, Managing Director, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

For more information, please visit www.corenetglobal.org

NOTE: MCR is the Master of Corporate Real Estate professional designation awarded by CoreNet Global.

CONTACT: Richard Kadzis CoreNet Global Phone: +1 404.589.3240 rkadzis@corenetglobal.orgSource: CoreNet Global