Thank you to Roanoke Insurance Group, speakers, and attendees for a successful event!
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Trade Risk Mitigation
Colleen Clarke, Roanoke Group | Glenn Patton, Roanoke Group - Canada
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
21st Century Customs Update
Chris Enyart, AAEI | James Moore, U.S. Customs and Border Protection | Colleen Clarke, Roanoke Group Megan Montgomery, NCBFAA
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Angela Fanelli, Roanoke Group | Susie Hoeger, Abbott Laboratories | Jeremy Page, PageFura | Lisa Waller, BDG International
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Customs Port Operations Update
Thomas Mahn Jr., U.S. Customs and Border Protection
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Karen Groff, Roanoke Group | Department of Homeland Security
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00PM - 3:00 PM
Threats to Trade Operations: Cyber Security, IPR, Terrorism
Glenn Patton, Roanoke Group - Canada | Michael Rose, Department of Homeland Security | Thomas Mahn Jr., U.S. Customs and Border Protection
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Forced Labor Enforcement: Government
Department of Homeland Security
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Forced Labor Compliance: Trade
Karen Lobdell, Thomson Reuters | Sava Zjalic, Cargill | Kelly Madrid, Flexport
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Strategic Planning Session: How Can AAEI Help You?
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Hosted by Roanoke Insurance Group
*Agenda subject to change
Senior Vice President Roanoke Insurance Group Inc. Colleen Clarke has been involved in the international trade segment of the insurance field since 1988, and has led various initiatives to improve policies and partnerships between CBP, the surety industry and the trade. Her career in the industry started in 1988 with Washington International Insurance Company, a surety company owned by Roanoke at the time. She held various roles throughout her career, including that of a customs claims adjuster, customs bond underwriter, division manager, marketing director and Vice President. Colleen is a Certified Customs Specialist and a licensed insurance broker. Her experience and expertise has assisted customs brokers, importers, insurance agents and Roanoke colleagues through customs and transportation surety bond issues of all kinds. Her expertise was acknowledged by CBP when she was appointed to the Customs Commercial Operations Advisory Committee (COAC), serving four years from 2009-2012. Colleen is a member of the American Association of Exporters & Importers Board of Governors and is the co-chair of their customs committee. She also participates in numerous trade associations and is the Roanoke liaison with the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association. She is currently serving on the Executive Committee of the Trade Support Network’s Trade Leadership Council and, as a member of the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation’s private sector working group, collaborates to promote the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement. Colleen is past President of the International Trade Surety Association (ITSA) and currently leads the Customs Surety Coalition. Roanoke Insurance Group Inc. started in 1935 and specializes in finding the best risk coverage for anyone who arranges shipments of cargo for domestic and international transit, performs customs clearance, or requires any kind of surety or insurance product related to international trade.
President and CEO American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) Eugene Laney Jr. currently serves as AAEI’s President & CEO. He has over 25 years of experience in public and governmental affairs. Eugene previously served as the Head of International Government Affairs for DHL Express USA. He represented DHL before the U.S. Congress and government agencies and foreign embassies and served as DHL Express’ media spokesperson on international trade issues. Eugene’s recent work included contributing to congressional passage of the Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act of 2015, which seeks to help U.S. businesses grow globally by improving the transparency and predictably of trade and customs laws. Prior to joining DHL, Eugene served on the leadership team for the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the largest trade association dedicated to the interests of business travel professionals and suppliers. At GBTA, Eugene worked on transportation, homeland security and economic issues with Fortune 500 travel departments and airlines, hotels, and travel agencies, including following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Eugene worked with the Federal Aviation Administration, the White House, and the newly formed Transportation Security Administration to create a pathway to improve the nation’s airport security. Eugene received his Ph.D. in American Government at Howard University and his B.A. and Master of Public Administration from Florida A&M University. He has an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Managing Director Roanoke Insurance Group Inc. Canada Glenn Patton is Managing Director for Roanoke Insurance Group Canada, Inc., where his primary goal is to partner with Roanoke Canada’s customers and stakeholders to ensure appropriate alignment of risk management strategies and exposures. Glenn’s technical expertise is concentrated in Cargo Insurance, Errors & Omissions, Cyber, Property/Casualty and Bonds, and he has extensive management and negotiation experience. Prior to this role, Glenn was Vice President of Business Development for Roanoke Insurance Group in the corporate offices in Schaumburg, IL where he was tasked with increasing global business opportunities across all product lines for Roanoke. Glenn also served as Regional Vice President of Roanoke’s Los Angeles office, where he won the loyalty of new and existing clients with consistent delivery of eﬀective coverage and service. His experience as a claims adjuster when he first joined Roanoke in 1998 gave him insight into the company’s strength in client advocacy and claims settlement expediency. Before joining Roanoke, Glenn worked for a property and casualty brokerage firm. He is a graduate of California State University, Northridge with a degree in Finance and is a licensed insurance broker.