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NCBFAA Elects New Officers and Board Members for 2022-2024

Apr 30, 2022 by Peter Robertson

Silver Spring, MD, April 30, 2022—The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) during its 49th Annual Conference in Tucson, Arizona, on May 1-4 elected a new slate officers and board members to govern our association for 2022-2024.


The 2022-2024 NCBFAA Officers include:

President:  Jose Gonzalez - JD Gonzalez LCB - Laredo, TX

Vice President:  Victoria Lane - Coppersmith Global Logistics - Portland, OR

Treasurer:  Laurie Arnold – JAS USA – Atlanta, GA

Secretary: Kristiann App – J.W. Allen & Company – Saint Rose, LA


Past-President Jan Fields will serve as NCBFAA Chairman, while Past-President and Past-Chairman Amy Magnus joins the NCBFAA Senior Counselors.

“To serve at any level withing the NCBFAA is an honor and it has been an extraordinarily high honor to serve as President of such a prestigious and powerful association of global trade professionals within the NCBFAA,” Fields said. “I am thrilled to turn over the Presidency to J.D. Gonzales. No doubt, JD has the knowledge, essential contacts, position at COAC, and the support of NCBFAA leaders to ensure he is a successful President and I look forwarding to assisting him as Chairman of the Board.”

“I would like to thank the NCBFAA membership for its confidence in electing me as NCBFAA President,” Gonzalez said. “It is truly a privilege and honor to succeed Jan, who set a bar high and performed magnificently during a national supply chain crisis. As your newly elected President I look forward to facing the inevitable challenges that our association will face in the next two years as the trade landscape changes and we work hard to stay ahead of the curve. I am no doubt confident that we will find ways to meet the high expectations set for ourselves to the benefit of our important NCBFAA membership.”

The following individuals were also elected during the Annual Conference to serve on the NCBFAA Board of Directors for a two-year term commencing May 2022:


Area 1 – Karen Damon, Livingston International, Tonawanda, NY

Area 2 – Dave Corn, Comstock/CJ Holt, Oradell, NJ

Area 3 – Adam Lees, Geodis USA, Philadelphia, PA

Area 4 – Ralph De La Rosa, Imperial Freight Brokers, Inc., Doral, FL

Area 5 – Scott Larson, MOL Logistics (USA) Inc., Elk Grove Village, IL

Area 6 – Lori Azzopardi, EFI Logistics, Inc., San Francisco, CA

Area 7 – Melzana Wilson, Dunavant Logistics Group, LLC, Memphis, TN

Area 8 – Jose D. Martinez, Russell A. Farrow Inc., Laredo, TX

Area 9 – Patty Tschaepe, J&K Fresh, LLC, El Segundo, CA


“It is so exciting to see this new group of NCBFAA leaders assume their roles during this annual conference,” said NCBFAA Executive Vice President Megan Montgomery. “We are privileged to have enjoyed tremendous volunteer leadership over our 125 years and know that our newly elected leadership will continue to mold and shape the association for years to come.”


Christopher Gillis
Communications Director



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Headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) represents more than 1,000-member companies with 110,000 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 and conferences throughout the year.