Published Friday, March 4, 2016 by Amanda Cook, CAE

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Robert Martini, CCHP, founder of the RC Group, has been named Chairman of the Board of the Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA), the leading organization dedicated to the corporate housing industry. Martini has served on the Board of Directors since 2011, most recently as Vice Chairman in 2015. Oakwood Worldwide selected Martini to represent the company on the Board of Directors in 2011 and will continue to serve on their behalf.

“Rob has a very unique perspective on corporate housing since he began his career in the relocation industry, which he served for more than 18 years. He then joined Oakwood Worldwide, a leading corporate housing member company and strong supporter of CHPA,” says Mary Ann Passi, CAE, CHPA CEO. “His vision for growing the sector and the Association will help further CHPA’s strategic goals.”

Martini joined Oakwood Worldwide in 2010 as Vice President of Supply Chain. Following two years focusing on the growth of Oakwood Worldwide’s global capability, he took on responsibility for the implementation and growth of the ExecuStay Franchise program. In 2015, he was given responsibility for the Americas region. Most recently, he has taken on a consulting role at Oakwood Worldwide and represents them on the CHPA Board.

Prior to joining Oakwood, Martini was at Cartus, a leading global relocation company for 18 years. At Cartus, he held positions of expanding degrees of responsibility culminating in being appointed Vice President of Global Supply Chain and Procurement.

“Rob sees the potential of growing CHPA both in North America and globally,” says Passi. “CHPA has recently introduced several new programs that support that vision of growth. His passion is infectious and is a strong motivator to the organization to think bigger and succeed at higher levels.”

ABOUT CHPA
CHPA is the only trade association dedicated exclusively to the corporate housing industry.  The association continually strives to uphold the highest standards in business and professionalism; provide valuable insight, knowledge and resources to the industry; and increase visibility among related industries.  Along with networking, education, certification, and information sharing, CHPA members grow their business and expand their reach through an international network of partners.  Find out more about corporate or furnished apartments at http://www.chpaonline.org.