Tamburro will serve a one-year term as chairman, effective May12 during the CoreNet Global San Diego Summit. He will succeedDavid M. Harris, senior VP of Sun Microsystems.

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"I'm highly honored to be the first non-American to serve aschair," Tamburro tells GlobeSt.com. "I think it's starting toreflect that CoreNet has become more of a global entity. The makeupof the board has been pretty diverse, with individuals from allsorts of industries around the world. It's sort of natural toextend that to the chairmanship."

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The new chairman's plans include continuing to develop CoreNet'ssummits in North America, Europe and Asia, in the interest offurthering the education of the association's 7,000 membersworldwide, Tamburro says. Membership in the group also allows forsharing of knowledge and using other members as resources, headds.

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Tamburro has been involved with real estate for at least 20years, mostly with technology companies. He has been with Nokia forthe last eight years and previously worked for Dell Inc. andMicrosoft Corp.

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Current CoreNet board members are from the United States,Canada, Great Britain, Hong Kong and Australia. Barry Varcoe of theRoyal Bank of Scotland is the group's chair-elect and will succeedTamburro next year.Stephen A. Stoner, managing director-centralregion with First Industrial Realty Trust Inc., was appointedtreasurer of the CoreNet board. Directors elected to three-yearterms are: Richard Paver, VP-group real estate, BP International;Mark Schleyer, VP-corporate real estate, AT&T; Lee Utke,director, global corporate real estate, Whirlpool Corp.; Richard(Rick) Bertasi, VP and general manager, EMEA Global WorkplaceSolutions, Johnson Controls; and Bruce Ficke, EVP-client solutions,Cushman & Wakefield.

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Additionally, five associate directors were appointed toone-year terms: Stephen (Steve) Hargis, SVP, HOK; Tim McGrath,assistant deputy minister, Public Works & Government Services,Canada; Mary Jane Olhasso, director of economic development,Ontario, CA; Bruce Richards, national portfolio manager, CorporateReal Estate Group, Australia Post; and Randall (Randy) White,senior director, Asia Pacific, DTZ. Continuing in leadershippositions are: Karen Ellzey, executive managing director, CBRichard Ellis; Mark Gorman, director of global real estate, Nortel;Suzanne Heidelberger, director of real estate, Skadden Arps SlateMeagher & Flom LLP; Renee Leach, director, Global WorkplaceProgram, Hewlett Packard; Trex Morris, Americas director, realestate services, Ernst & Young; Ed Noha, managing director,Jones Lang LaSalle; and Wayne Peacock, EVP, USAA.

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