Over 19 years experience in transportation and logisics. The last 11 years have been in the freight forwarding industry with the primary emphasis on international services, working in all departments.....air, ocean, import, and export. Teaches a seminar on exporting basics and is regularly invited to speak at graduate as well as undergraduate college classes. A dedicated and loyal team player, detail-oriented and respectful of all applicable regulations, possessing a high standard of ethics and the utmost integrity and professionalism.
Instructor - World Trade Center/Denver Institute
2002 to present
Guest Speaker - University of Denver/Daniels College of Business
Responsible for directing the air freight department, including compliance (AES, BIS, TSA), carrier selection, rate negotiation, customer service, problem solving, and quotes. Also served as the IAC Security Coordinator. Additional duties included handling both air and ocean import shipments as well as ocean export shipments. Win Cargo operating system experienced.
Responsible for all aspects of ocean export shipments as well as air and ocean import shipments, including rate quotations, cargo pickup/delivery, carrier selection, rate negotiation, booking, document preparation and turnover, pre-alerts and billing, tracking, problem solving, and customer service. FDS and AS 400 operating systems experienced
Handled air and ocean export shipments from booking to billing/pre-alert as well as tracking/customer service. Brief experience in the air import and customs brokerage departments. AS 400 operating system experienced.
Solely responsible for routing and domestic shipping of approximately 3 millions pounds of product annually via air freight and LTL motor carriers, as well as some routing and shipping of inbound, small package, and international shipments. Also negotiated special pricing agreements with carriers. Solely responsible for sales, service and distribution to the company's house accounts which primarily include military commissaries and department stores. Some responsibility for purchasing of raw materials.
Responsible for a 3.1 million dollar in annual sales territory encompassing parts of Colorado and Wyoming. Called on chain and independent drug stores, card and gift shops, military exchanges, hospital gift shops, and department stores. Secured orders, sold display material, suggested ways to maximize sales, handled returns, and opened new accounts.