Spotlight

Meet trade industry leaders doing the work to advance the profession — many through AAEI initiatives, programming, and committee involvement.

Member of the Week: Richard J. Salamone

AAEI spotlights members to highlight their leadership and impact on the Association. This week, we feature Richard J. Salamone, from the BASF Corporation. Richard serves as the Senior Manager of Customs Compliance for the NAFTA region at BASF Corporation. His role is instrumental in developing internal policies, overseeing customs compliance matters spanning tariff classification, Customs...

Members of the Week: The Tuttles

At Thanksgiving, AAEI proudly spotlights the Tuttles, George R. Tuttle, III, Esq. and his father, George R. Tuttle, Esq., as our Members of the Week. The Tuttles have worked side by side at their law firm for the past 40 years and have remained active members of AAEI during that time. George III says he...

Member of the Week: Jessica Hess

In this week’s Weekly Comprehensive, AAEI welcomes Doosan Bobcat North America to the AAEI family. Doosan Bobcat manufactures, markets, and distributes compact equipment for construction, landscaping, agriculture, grounds maintenance, utility, and mining industries. Doosan Bobcat’s primary member for AAEI is Jessica Hess, Director of Trade Compliance. Jessica has over 15 years of experience in global trade...

Member of the Week: Lisa Brooks

AAEI spotlights members who lead the Association on key issues, initiatives, and projects. In this week’s Weekly Comprehensive, we proudly shine the spotlight on Lisa Brooks of The Boeing Company.  For more than five years, Lisa has served as chair of AAEI’s Aerospace & Defense Committee. The committee is now called the Automotive & Aerospace...

Member of the Week: Carolyn Burkhead

AAEI features members who personify the Association’s achievements, initiatives, projects and advantages. The Member of the Week spotlight turns to Carolyn Burkhead of The Boeing Company. Carolyn is an incoming co-chair for AAEI’s newly expanded Automotive & Aerospace Committee, which held its first meeting this week. Carolyn was an active member of the Aerospace &...

Aaron Gothelf, Trade Champion

AAEI is recognizing AAEI members— Trade Champions— whose careers in international trade have had significant impact on the development of trade policy and practice. This month, AAEI honors Aaron Gothelf of Disney. Aaron is AAEI’s Treasurer, one of the top three leadership roles on the Association’s Board of Governors.  Aaron’s sense of fiduciary responsibility as...