Join us for our January luncheon featuring guest speaker:
Cynthia D. Allen (Cindy)
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance
FedEx Trade Networks, Inc.
In her role as the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance, Cindy is responsible for ensuring that FedEx Trade Networks, Inc. remains compliant with all current laws and regulations that govern the business on a global basis. She and her team with the various operational entities within the company to ensure that policies, practices and training reflect the highest standards. Cindy is also responsible for representing and advocating FedEx Trade Networks interests to governmental agencies and authorities around the world.
Cindy has been actively involved in the international trade industry on a consistent basis for 30 years and has held various positions in the import and export operations, consulting, compliance and automation arenas. Previously she served at the Executive Director of the ACE Business Office at Customs and Border Protection. She has also served as the Vice President at several private sector firms before venturing out to start Trade Force Multiplier, a consulting firm focusing on international trade before taking her current position.
In 2008, Cindy testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee in opposition of 100% TSA screening requirements. Cindy is a current member of the DHS Commercial Operations Advisory Committee (COAC), an active member of the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA), the International Compliance Professional’s Association (ICPA), and the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI), and the Express Association of America (EAA). Cindy has been a frequent speaker at customs compliance seminars, roundtables and conferences for many associations while in both the private sector and government employment.
A licensed customs broker since 1990, Cindy is also a Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) and Certified Export Specialist (CES) through the NCBFAA.