Kathy Trachta: Leaving a Storied Legacy in Global Mobility
Kathy joined Altair’s Central Service Center and Global Headquarters in 2016. Having begun her relocation career in 1979, Kathy is a seasoned veteran of the global mobility industry with experience managing both U.S. domestic and international relocations and assignments for Fortune 500 companies. Complementing her professional experience, she has been an expat herself, taking on a short-term assignment in the UK.
“Having the chance to work closely with Kathy Trachta at the bookend of a 44-year career in mobility was like being enrolled in a master class in all facets of experience in the relocation space. Kathy has run large corporate client programs, did independent consulting for mobility, and held seemingly every type of client services role for multiple RMCs in a storied career that spanned six decades. Her leadership style is personable and collaborative, completely reflective of her warm personality and unique style.”
— Brian Potts, EVP, the Americas at Altair Global
Two known leaders throughout the industry, Kathy and Jim’s names can be seen throughout both Altair content and industry-related events and publications, with Jim heading up each annual Supplier Partner Awards ceremonies and the Altair Global Supplier Partner Experience (SPX) Certification program, paving the way for Altair’s supplier partners to grow and excel. Similarly, Kathy has authored articles and editorials published in Mobility Magazine and National Relocation and Real Estate. She is also a sought-after industry speaker and a contributor to regional and national relocation organizations including Worldwide ERC, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex Relocation Council, and the Texas Relocation Network.
“I’d like to extend my gratitude to my Altair peers, team members, and friends for letting this last eight years be my landing pad. It is an incredible culture unmatched by many. I am beyond fortunate to have spent this time with you.”
— Kathy Trachta, SVP, Central Region at Altair Global
In retirement, Kathy is excited to have a blank canvas in this next chapter and to spend this extra time with her family. She plans to spend time in the mountains every year with her daughter, as well as travel to France with her “better half.”
“I want to extend my thanks to Kathryn Cassidy, Chad Sterling, and Jeff Douglass; we’ve put together an incredible Supplier Partnerships team at Altair during my time here, and we wouldn’t have been able to do that without their support and the vision that they saw for this organization.”
— Jim Edwards, SVP, Global Supplier Partnerships at Altair Global
Having recently moved in full-time to his Texas lake house, Jim is looking forward to this next chapter, where he plans to travel to Italy and Spain, and perhaps do some consulting on the side.
We wish Kathy and Jim the best in their next chapters and thank them both wholeheartedly for their contributions to Altair and the global mobility industry.