Brenda Custer-Espeleta, currently VP Customs at Flexport, is a licensed Customs Broker with over 30 years of experience in global trade. Prior to her role at Flexport, Ms. Espeleta was the VP of Brokerage Operations at CEVA Logistics, responsible for a team of 300 in brokerage. She is well versed in Foreign Trade Zone operations having set up four zones and drafting the operational and compliance procedures. She has served as a global compliance advisor for a power amplifier company traveling overseas to set up their global compliance practices and facilitating getting their product into some of the most protectionist of countries.
Ms. Espeleta has volunteered her time for the betterment of the industry as a past Director of the Customs Broker and Forwarder Association of Northern California (CBFANC) for 9 years; a prior speaker at Santa Clara Valley World Trade Association; a member of the Trade Support Network; and a prior committee member of the Large Broker and Forwarder Committee of the National Customs Brokers and Forwarder Association of America (NCBFAA). Brenda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude, from Humboldt State University. Prior to getting into the wonderful world of trade, Ms. Espeleta was a high-school teacher.