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Susan Benevides is the CEO of Plus Relocation Services, where she has worked for over 30 years. She’s worked at just about every department within the company and has been running it since 2005. She was also the 2011-2012 chairman of the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council, which provided her with a wealth of knowledge to bring to their clients in order to best serve their global mobility programs and goals. She’s definitely a Leader with Heart. Take a listen.
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Key Takeaways

  • Susan grew up in a family business where she learned from an early age many of her principles
  • She has been with the company for over 30 years
  • Susan has worked in almost every department of the company and understands how each department works
  • She believes in being vulnerable and transparent with her employees
  • Susan believes companies should start with their people and everything else will follow
  • Her company has profit sharing for the entire company because they know it takes a whole team for the company to be successful

Susan Benevides’ Bio

Susan Benevides is the CEO of Plus Relocation. Her sometimes-unconventional approach, innovative style and over 30 years of relocation experience have helped distinguish Plus as a leading contender in the global mobility arena. Susan is an active member of the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council® (WERC), an industry trade association with more than 10,000 members. She has held several officer positions within WERC – including vice president, president and chairman. She has been awarded four Distinguished Service Awards from WERC as well as been inducted into its Hall of Leaders. In 2016, Susan was recognized with an EY Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Upper Midwest region.


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