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b rian Collins Senior Manager Change Management, Real Estate & Facilities Microsoft Corporation CoreNet Global Washington State Chapter Microsoft strives to continually keep companywide employee engagement in focus, and with Brian Collins behind the wheel of Microsoft's Workplace Employee Engagement, Supported Employment, and Change Management programs, the organization is well equipped to deliver on the expectations of success. These programs help Microsoft employees prepare and adapt to the new purpose-built workspaces at the corporate headquarters in Redmond, Washington. Brian has more than 20 years of facilities-management expertise, having joined Microsoft in 1996 as the facilities manager for the Dublin, Ireland, campus, where he was responsible for the Global Workplace Strategies Group. He defined and steered Microsoft's Workplace Advantage (WPA) program, which conducts workplace research, knowledge management, and change management project consulting across Microsoft's global portfolio. He has also held the position of area portfolio manager for Real Estate & Facilities in Central and Eastern Europe, and facilities manager for EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa), where he coordinated facilities activities in more than 160 locations in over 50 countries. Brian is recognized as an industry leader who is constantly striving to improve his team, his products and himself. He approaches his work with authenticity and has genuine empathy for employees as they move through change. He has contributed to the CRE profession by helping other companies start programs similar to that of Microsoft's WPA program, and has published a publicly available downloadable toolkit with best practices, advice, and resources on workplace change management. Brian currently is the immediate past president and three-year board member of the Washington State Chapter of CoreNet Global. Martin Clarke brings an unwavering focus on business enablement and delivering solid results. Through his appointment to lead Northern Trust's location strategy, he built the case for an evolved approach to the business. Martin's new approach has not only expanded the role of corporate real estate within the organization, but has supported the development of more productive global operating models and identified global talent pools and automation opportunities to support business growth. He is recognized for bringing thought leadership to the demand side of corporate real estate. Martin initiated "WorkNext," a future-focused, agile team that invested in the continuous improvement of the digital workplace experience. WorkNext emphasizes both the integration of technology into the site development and project implementation process, and the business case for workplace change. "Martin is knowledgeable of the global markets in which we operate, thinks corporately to leverage resources, and anticipates changes in our business strategy that are reflected in our real estate investments. Northern Trust's employee base has expanded from approximately 8,000 ten years ago to over 18,000 today. Martin has been an invaluable partner of our senior leadership team as we have grown our company," said Frederick Waddell, chairman of the board at Northern Trust. Martin serves on the association's global board of directors and is an active member of the Chicago Chapter. the lea D er December 2018 29 Martin Clarke, MCR Global Head of Workplace Northern Trust Chicago Chapter

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