Memphis, Tenn. - Ronnie E. Raney of Crye-Leike Relocation Services, a division of Crye-Leike, the nation's 10th largest real estate company, has been awarded the global mobility specialist (GMS) designation by the Employee Relocation Council, also known as Worldwide ERC, the association of workforce mobility.

Raney joins a select group of 175 global workforce mobility professionals nationwide who have earned this distinction.

The Washington, D.C. based-Worldwide ERC (www.erc.org) is the membership association of choice for more than 10,000 corporate and government relocation managers, real estate companies, appraisers and a range of service firms and individuals from industries that address relocation-related workforce issues.

The GMS program provides relocation and human resources professionals with the skills needed to render greater and broader services to help corporate clients deal with the complexities of international relocation of their workforce.

Displaying his GMS designation demonstrates to clients that Raney has taken additional steps to continue his education in the field of international relocation, and has the proven education and training to deliver ethical and professional services to a globally mobile workforce.

Raney is vice president and director of corporate services of Crye-Leike Relocation Services - West Tennessee Region, located in Memphis, Tenn. He also holds the certified relocation professional (CRP) designation, which signifies knowledge and expertise in relocation appraising, relocation-related real estate, corporate relocation policies and issues, relocation tax and legal issues and family relocation issues. As a member of RELO, Crye-Leike Relocation Services (http://relocation.crye-leike.com) can assist individuals relocating to virtually any community in the United States or abroad, with services including comprehensive destination orientation programs, real estate assistance, spouse employment aid, mortgage assistance, household goods move management and more.

The RELO affiliation also enables Crye-Leike to manage corporate employee relocation accounts through RELO Direct, RELO's business-to-business enterprise designed to streamline the delivery of relocation services for corporations, transferees and broker members.

Crye-Leike Relocation Services has four regional relocation hub offices in Chattanooga, Memphis and Nashville, Tenn. and Little Rock, Ark. that serve Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida and Kentucky. Its combined professional staff of 44 full time relocation professionals annually assists over 5,000 executives and their families.

Crye-Leike Relocation Services holds the RELO Quality Certification (RQC) by the Chicago-based RELO network, a certification that recognizes Crye-Leike Relocation Services' commitment to excellence as one of the top relocation divisions in the relocation industry. In addition to being RELO quality certified, Crye-Leike Relocation Services also holds the distinction of being named one of the top 50 real estate companies in the United States to close outgoing referrals, out of the 700 RELO member firms specializing in relocation.

For more information on Crye-Leike's local, national and international relocation services, contact Ronnie Raney at 901/758-5660 or toll free at 1/800-243-9922.