Spotlight

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

Conference Speaker of the Week: Matt Borman

AAEI’s 102nd Annual Conference and Expo returns to Washington, DC, June 19-21, 2023, the first in the nation’s capital in four years. As the event approaches, AAEI is featuring many of this year’s conference speakers. The spotlight this week is on Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration Matthew Borman the the Bureau of Industry and...

Conference Speaker of the Week: Orisia Gammell

AAEI’s 102nd Annual Conference and Expo returns to Washington, DC, June 19-21, 2023, the first in the nation’s capital in four years. As the event approaches, AAEI is featuring many of this year’s conference speakers. The spotlight this week is on Orisia Gammell of SAP and the Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT). Orisia...

Member of the Week

AAEI highlights members who are helping lead the Association on key issues, initiatives and projects. This week, the spotlight is on Julie Hoeniges of Rivian. Julie is a member of AAEI’s Board of Governors, which is the Association’s the principal policy-making and governing body. Along with her fellow Board members, Julie worked with AAEI’s substantive...

Richard DiNucci, 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 Richard DiNucci of Venable LLP. Rich is Senior International Trade Advisor at Venable where he advises clients on issues related to international trade and customs. But most...

Member of the Week

AAEI highlights members who are helping lead the Association on key issues, initiatives and projects. This week, the spotlight is on Ramiro Munoz of Yazaki North America. Yazaki is an auto parts maker based in Japan, and one of the world’s largest privately-owned automotive suppliers. Yazaki produces wire harnesses, power distribution and control products, connectors...

In Remembrance

AAEI members are saddened by news of Paul Vandevert’s passing last week at the age of 64. Paul was a longtime member of AAEI until his retirement from Ford Motor Company. He served as co-chair of AAEI’s Nominating Committee and was an active member of several substantive AAEI committees, including the Customs Committee. Paul helped lead...