MEMBER OF THE WEEK

January 13, 2022

This weeks spotlight is on Virginia Thompson of Thomson Reuters. As chair of AAEI’s Nominating Committee, Virginia guides the Association’s leadership development effort. That includes finding new co-chairs for AAEI’s substantive committees and candidates for the governance committees, such as the Board of Governors. Virginia’s work, along with the other members of the Nominating Committee, …

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MEMBER OF THE WEEK

October 1, 2021

This weeks spotlight is on Susan Kohn Ross of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (MSK). Susan is a member of AAEI’s Industry Leadership Council (ILC) but her work is ongoing for almost all of AAEI’s substantive committees, making Susan the AAEI Member of the Week. Susan helped write AAEI’s letter to the Federal Maritime Commission …

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MEMBER OF THE WEEK

November 29, 2021

This week’s member spotlight is on Heather Litman of Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt (GDLSK) LLP. Heather currently is a member of AAEI’s Board of Governors and centrally involved in a number of substantive AAEI committees, including the working groups developing AAEI’s 2021 talking points on Forced Labor and 21st Century Customs Framework. Heather’s contributions …

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MEMBER OF THE WEEK

January 6, 2022

This week’s member spotlight is on Laura Rabinowitz of Greenberg Traurig LLP. As chair of AAEI’s Textiles, Apparel and Footwear Committee, Laura has been instrumental in the Association’s pursuit of the latest information on Forced Labor enforcement. Laura’s work in 2021 strengthened the Association’s relationship with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) Apparel, Footwear and …

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Career Development

June 10, 2020

AAEI complements member company career development initiatives by providing these professionals opportunities to become committee and association leaders in the AAEI community and beyond.  AAEI offers tools for increasing knowledge in a broad spectrum of topics through networking and training.  Together, we make global trade happen. Association members network and collaborate with peers and industry leaders. AAEI’s leadership represents …

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MEMBER OF THE WEEK

December 13, 2021

This week’s member spotlight is on Jennifer McCadney of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. Jennifer currently is a member of AAEI’s Nominating Committee and is a former co-chair of AAEI’s Trade Policy Committee. Jennifer’s trade policy knowledge is highly valued at the Association, knowledge that is rooted in her experience on Capitol Hill as a …

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MEMBER OF THE WEEK

September 9, 2021

As co-chair of AAEI’s Export Compliance and Facilitation Committee, Michelle Forte leads one of the Association’s key substantive committee initiatives. The Export Committee is working to make exporting easier by streamlining the export process. The committee is seeking to reinstate post departure filings and currently is awaiting publication of regulations for routed export transactions. At …

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MEMBER OF THE WEEK

December 6, 2021

This week’s member spotlight is on Kevin Willis of Amazon. Kevin currently is a member of AAEI’s Industry Leadership Council and a former member of AAEI’s Board of Governors. Kevin has presented at multiple AAEI annual conferences over the years of his involvement with the Association, and is considered a leading voice on customs compliance, trade …

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MEMBER OF THE WEEK

October 11, 2021

As a former member of AAEI’s Board of Governors, Jerry Cook of Hanesbrands, Inc., currently serves on AAEI’s Industry Leadership Council (ILC). His experience includes roles on the Advisory Committee for Customs Commercial Operations (COAC) and the USDA Cotton Board and he is a founding/charter member with CTPAT. That’s some of the reasons fellow AAEI …

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MEMBER OF THE WEEK

October 28, 2021

This week’s member spotlight is on Karen Lobdell of Thomson Reuters. Karen currently serves as a member of AAEI’s Board of Governors, a leadership role that caps her many important contributions to the Association as a trade expert, a creative and tireless volunteer and as an annual conference co-chair on multiple occasions. Karen has serves …

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