Ms. Rebecca Peters

Worldwide ERC®

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Rebecca Peters to Lead Global Public Policy Strategy for Worldwide ERC®

Global Mobility Advocacy Expert Joins Organization Reshaping How and Where the World Works

Arlington, VA – May 26, 2020 - Worldwide ERC®, the premier trade association for talent management and global mobility knowledge, has tapped global mobility advocacy expert Rebecca Peters to lead the global public policy strategy for the organization. Peters will come onboard to ensure that governments around the world continue to turn to the association’s members for mobility solutions – especially in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In her new role as Vice President of Government Affairs, Peters will serve on the association’s Leadership Team and will report directly to President & CEO Lynn Shotwell.

“No one is more qualified to represent our members and advocate globally on their behalf than Rebecca,” said Shotwell. “We are excited to welcome her to the Worldwide ERC® team, especially now as we are putting forth workforce solutions for employers and governments around the world dealing with this global pandemic. I have every confidence Rebecca will again prove herself to be an extraordinary advocate and leader for our members.”

Prior to joining Worldwide ERC®, Peters led workplace immigration policy strategy for nearly eight years at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). While at SHRM, she served on the CEO’s Culture Club and was a member of the organization’s senior management team. Before SHRM, Peters was the Director of Government Affairs at the Council for Global Immigration, leading its public policy efforts and the Board’s policy committee for many years. She has also served as a policy chair for the U.S. immigration advocacy coalition Compete America and SHRM’s employer immigration compliance coalition.

“I am looking forward to this tremendous opportunity to promote the primary importance of people in building workforces around the world,” said Peters. “As this pandemic forces employers and governments to reevaluate workplace policies, Worldwide ERC® and its members will be at the forefront of providing solutions that allow businesses to function safely.”

Earlier in her career, Peters practiced immigration law at a Washington D.C.- based law firm and served as an attorney and policy analyst at the U.S. Department of Justice’s legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service. She was a Presidential Management fellow and received her J.D. and M.P.A. from Syracuse University’s College of Law and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, respectively. Peters also currently serves on the Women in Government Relations leadership team as chair of its membership and engagement committee.

About Worldwide ERC®
Worldwide ERC® is a global not-for-profit organization committed to connecting and educating workforce mobility professionals across the globe since 1964. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in London and Shanghai, Worldwide ERC® is the source of global mobility knowledge and innovation in talent management from Europe, the Middle East and Africa, to Asia and across the Americas. For additional information, visit

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Syracuse University College of Law
Syracuse, New York, United States
Juris Doctor, 2000
1997 To 2000

Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Syracuse, New York, United States
MPA, 2000
masters in public administration
1998 To 2000

Gonzaga University
Spokane, Washington and Florence, Italy
Bachelors Degree, 1997
Political Science
1993 To 1997

Job History

Vice President of Government Affairs
Arlington, VA, United States
May 2020 - present

Director, Policy Engagement
Alexandria, VA, United States
August 2012 - May 2020

Council for Global Immigration
Director of Government Affairs
Alexandria, VA, United States
December 2003 - August 2012

Krupin O'Brien LLC
Attorney at Law
Washington, DC, United States
January 2002 - November 2003

Department of Justice, INS
Attorney and Policy Analyst (Presidential Management Fellow)
Washington, DC, United States
August 2000 - December 2001