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NCBFAA Awards California High School Senior $5,000 Scholarship



Washington DC: The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 $5,000 Annual Scholarship is Madison Correnti. A high school senior, Madison will be attending college this fall to concentrate in international trade. Lauren’s grandfather, Frank De La Torre, Executive Vice President with Alliance International in Long Beach, CA, made her aware of the Scholarship opportunity, which she so wisely undertook. To qualify for the award, Madison submitted an essay on “Outsourcing Overseas and its Effect on the US Economy” that was judged by an NCBFAA panel of experts to be the winner.

As the scholarship winner, Madison is invited to join the NCBFAA members at their Annual Conference at the Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage, CA where a representative of Scholarship sponsor Roanoke Trade Services, Inc., will present her with the award during the Conference Opening Breakfast on April 8.

This is the 20th year that the NCBFAA has promoted this scholarship competition as a way to further education in our industry. By helping students defray the cost of learning about the customs broker and forwarder businesses, the NCBFAA scholarship program contributes to the increasing professionalism of our industry and encourages those seeking a career in international trade and commerce.

Roanoke Trade is a division of Roanoke Insurance Group Inc., specializing in insurance and bond solutions for international trade and transportation. Established in Chicago in 1935, Roanoke became a subsidiary of Munich Re and an affiliate of Watkins Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London in 2008, and is the North American primary insurer of marine insurance and customs bonds for this worldwide organization. Roanoke Insurance Group employs approximately 200 employees across 10 U.S. locations with its focus on providing targeted insurance solutions backed by agile service and technology. Roanoke Trade is a preferred provider of the NCBFAA and is an advocate in setting quality insurance standards in the industry for its members.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, the NCBFAA represents nearly 860 member companies with 100,000 employees in international trade - the nation's leading freight forwarders, customs brokers, ocean transportation intermediaries (OTIs), NVOCCs and air cargo agents, serving more than 250,000 importers and exporters. Established in 1897 in New York, NCBFAA is the effective national voice of the industry. Through its various committees, counsel and representatives, the Association maintains a close watch over legislative and regulatory issues that affect its members. It keeps them informed of these and other related issues through its weekly Monday Morning eBriefing and various meetings as well as conferences throughout the year.

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