AAEI is recognizing your fellow 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 Michael Ford of BDP International.

Michael is a member of AAEI’s Board of Governors and longtime AAEI member and Association leader. He’s actively involved in AAEI’s export modernization advocacy and helping solve issues that cause port congestion.

At BDP International, Michael serves as Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs. He is a career professional in international transportation, specializing in import/export documentation and regulatory compliance. BDP credits his leadership in communication and system logic on governmental rules and regulations for the company’s ability to understand and resolve complex regulatory issues quickly, decisively and with minimal impact upon customers.

AAEI members also know Michael for his leadership in coordinating elements of panel sessions at AAEI’s annual conferences. Next year, Michael will be a co-chair of AAEI’s 102nd Annual Conference and Expo in Washington, DC, which will be held June 19-21, 2023.

With gratitude, AAEI is pleased to confer another career achievement to Michael as an AAEI Trade Champion.

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