Message from the President

Eugene Laney

Eugene Laney

President & CEO, AAEI

When I began my tenure as President and CEO of AAEI, I was excited for the opportunity to support U.S. companies grow their operations globally. At AAEI, I am fortunate to be part of a community of forward-thinking executives committed to improving international trade. It’s an honor to lead the only national association dedicated entirely to representing the evolving interests of U.S. exporters and importers before regulatory bodies and U.S. and foreign government agencies — and it’s a responsibility that I don’t take lightly. Trade touches everyone. This is why fostering connections in the trade community is paramount to what we do at AAEI.

We facilitate opportunities for trade experts, thought leaders, and service providers to speak with government regulators and policymakers to support fair and open trade globally. Through advocacy, education, and networking, we provide resources to help members remain compliant and manage the risks associated with international trade.

AAEI members face an array of challenges in their work, including social compliance and mitigating health risks in their supply chains, while also ensuring employee rights are upheld. Joining AAEI gives you a network of experts and peers who are committed to resolving these challenges, helping companies like yours to save time and money. Our committee meetings and member communications help members stay up to date on upcoming changes in trade regulations, providing operational cost savings and business certainty. AAEI’s networking and benchmarking opportunities provide members with a diverse network of trade professionals navigating the same issues that you may be dealing with.

AAEI’s events put you in front of regulators and government officials, as well as trade compliance and policy experts. Our Annual Conference & Expo and Benchmarking Roadshows bring the conversation to you, and our educational opportunities and substantive committees provide trade compliance education for internal staff development and training

If your company is involved in global trade or you are a service provider, or if you have an interest in trade policy, I encourage you to learn more about AAEI and consider joining our community. I hope to see you soon at an upcoming event, online, or on Capitol Hill.

Meet Our Team

AAEI is the only professionally staffed organization to meet the needs of trade professionals with direct control and supervision over international trade operations and services. 

Eugene Laney

President and CEO

Chris Enyart

Content and Membership Engagement

Mitchell Hart

Government Affairs

Nandini Tivakaran

Membership Engagement

Holly Bridges

Executive Assistant

Robin Blackman