Who We Are.
Relocation Strategies is a full-service transition management company. It is our role to be the unbiased advocate and project management partner during relocations, renovations, and reconfigurations. Our purpose is to be our clients' trusted partner who guides them through the many stages of physical transition, ensuring that the end product meets quality and budgetary constraints. When you bring us on a project, you can rest assured that you have hired the professionals. No matter if you are the CEO, Facilities Manager, or the Janitor, it is our job to make you look like a hero!VIEW OUR SERVICES BELOW
Meet Your Team
Melissa St. John, RID, NCIDQ
CEO and Owner
Melissa St. John is CEO and Owner of Relocation Strategies, a move and furniture management firm in Indianapolis, IN. Melissa joined the company in 2004 as Project Manager. She has 20+ years of experience in Indianapolis working in various capacities in interior design services and real estate. With her extensive experience in furniture procurement and facility management, she expanded the firm’s offerings from move management to a more all-inclusive offering. She has a passion for building relationships.
She’s a high-energy motivator, with a gift for recruiting the right people to support her. Her influence extends beyond her industry and out into the community, where she serves on boards of various causes she enthusiastically champions such as the Indiana Construction Round Table, Girl Scouts Capital Campaign, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Melissa is a graduate of the Stanley K. Lacey Leadership Program. In 2010 she received Indy’s Best and Brightest award by Junior Achievement and NAWBO Indy’s (National Association of Women Business Owners) Visionary Award. In 2012, she was named Runner-Up for the Starkey Entrepreneurial Woman Business Owner which awards inspiration and success.
She holds a Bachelor of Art Degree in Interior Design from Purdue University. She is a certificate holder of the National Council for Interior Design Qualification and a Registered Interior Designer (RID) with the state of Indiana. When she isn’t working, Melissa enjoys boating and water sports with her new husband and 5 boys.
Susan Rembusch RID
Executive Director, Project Management
Susan Rembusch is a solution-oriented Project Manager offering a strong balance between business savvy and technical capabilities. Possesses over 10 years of experience contributing to projects as a Designer, Account Executive and Project Manager. She capitalizes on superior communication skills to establish and develop valuable client and vendor relationships.
A strong leader who inspires confidence and trust in others and motivates project team members to perform at a high level to consistently meet project expectations. A team player who always goes ͞above and beyond͟ to get the job done, Susan takes on roles outside of her normal job duties and often provides new ideas for improvement. She boasts a long list of happy clients, a great example being Citizens Energy Group. Where she has spearheaded the Move Coordination for over 2 years and relocation of over 500 employees during their remodel and integration.
Susan lives on the South side of Indy with her daughter and son and is active in her church (Secretary of the Women’s group) as well as the community (serving on their neighborhood HOA board). When Susan isn’t hard at work, she enjoys painting and outdoor activities with her children. Susan holds a Bachelor of Art Degree in Interior Design from Purdue University, a Registered Interior Designer (RID) and a Notary Public.
Executive Director, Operations
Marcia Johnson is an innovative and driven accounting professional with over 19 years experience. Marcia strives to learn new ways of doing things and takes on challenges with ease. She has strong interpersonal skills by building confidence from colleagues and clients. Marcia leads by example and is one that rolls up her sleeves to get the job done. Prior to joining Relocation Strategies, Marcia spent 16 years serving as controller for local construction company with revenue in excess of $7 million.
As Relocation Strategies’ Executive Director of Operations, she is responsible for corporate accounting and internal controls, risk management, and support of the corporate financial planning and analysis functions. In addition to her financial role, Marcia is also responsible for an extensive list of office management responsibilities. After hours, Marcia is an avid foodie and enjoys preparing fine wine pairings with her catered events.
Joni has almost 30 years of design experience in corporate and restaurant design, as well as facilities management and moves. She started her career in Central Kentucky with a Steelcase dealership design spaces for clients such as University of Kentucky, 3M, Frankfort Government offices and Toyota. Joni also designed remodels for Taco Bell and Kentucky Fried Chicken franchises. As a senior designer and design manager for a large Central Indiana furniture dealership, she created spaces for many corporations, utilizing her strong communication and programming skills, as well as her attention to detail. Joni led a team of designers working on site at a major pharmaceutical company managing furniture, moves and facilities for the client. She supervised her team’s space planning and move documentation and coordinated contractors to successful completion of projects. As an advisor at IUPUI, Joni helped the School of Engineering and Technology develop their new interior design program, and was then appointed as an adjunct member, being awarded Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year. Joni graduated with high distinction from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in Human and Environmental Design.
Mary Beth Parks, Allied ASID
Project and Talent Manager
Mary Beth comes to Relocation Strategies with 2 years of experience in the Furniture Dealership industry where she utilized her skills with reconfigurations, institutional standards, presentation renderings, and furniture bid packages. In her role as a project manager Mary Beth uses her expertise to provide the most streamlined processes in workplace transition management. Mary Beth is one of the graphically talented members of the team providing cutting edge looks into the future for companies, helping them to reimagine their space. Working with a wide variety of different industries, her skills are invaluable to our clients.
Mary Beth is an Indianapolis native and lives here with her husband, daughter and cat. She is active in her daughter’s Girl Scout troop and her township’s Girl Scout Service Unit as a Community Troop Organizer. She graduated from IUPUI with a Bachelors in Interior Design Technology, and is an active ASID and IIDA member.
Lisa Paul is a detail oriented project manager with 20+ years of experience as an interior designer. She has completed design projects in corporate, health care, educational and library settings working at Interior Design and Architecture firms. Lisa has overseen numerous projects from schematic design through completed construction documents, construction administration, and procurement. Her strong communication skills allow her to work well with architects, engineers and construction teams for seamless project management.
At Relocation Strategies, Lisa has worked on special projects, including a move of multiple engineering laboratories at Purdue University. This project entailed the relocation of large, valuable equipment, requiring precise handling and transportation. Lisa coordinated the involvement of multiple teams in a
variety of jurisdictions, including university personnel, sub-contractors, and fire and safety departments, as well as local municipalities.
Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design from Purdue University with a concentration on Interior Design. She is certified with the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications. Lisa volunteers with the Zionsville Presbyterian Church, Zionsville School Corporation and the Zionsville Little League. She also enjoys hiking, golf and spending time with her family.
Director of Marketing
Mi'Chelle Bettner, a seasoned marketing and business development professional, joined our team from the National Association of Women Business Owners where she served as National Business Development Manager. National corporate partners and sponsors she secured include, to name a few, Maria Sharapova, PNC Bank, ADP, Target, 360 Coverage Pros and Fundbox. Prior to that, Mi'Chelle was the Executive Director of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Indianapolis Chapter.
Mi'Chelle has a diverse industry background. Early in her career, she worked for several not-for-profits including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the 500 Festival where she served as Membership Director and assisted with key sponsorship attainment. Mi’Chelle has worked for the United States Navy and Airforce in marketing, business operations/analysis. Her corporate experience was at Rolls-Royce,N.A. where she served as lead customer service director. She planned high level customer events and meetings, until receiving her MBA when she was promoted to Director of Business Operations. From there, Mi'Chelle moved to the healthcare industry and managed operations and marketing for three healthcare offices prior to NAWBO.
Mi’Chelle attended Ball State University where she received her Bachelors Degree in Business. While working for Rolls-Royce, she attained her Masters Degree in Business Administration from UIndy. She enjoys spending time with her two active children, family and friends. She is an avid runner which comes in handy with her two energetic siberian huskies. She loves to travel and volunteers in a leadership capacity for several not-for-profits.