Blog Archives

Blog Archives

Dawn Devlet

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Hello, my name is Dawn Devlet. I first began my career in the Customs Brokerage/Freight Forwarding industry in 1997, and have held my Broker’s license since 2009. I am currently the Customs Brokerage and Compliance Manager for Nosta Logistics. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with my customers and team members. In an industry that is constantly evolving and changing, I am dedicated to continuing my education to remain knowledgeable in order to best serve my client’s needs.

Isiahphena Norwood

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Isiahphena Norwood is a Licensed Customs Broker, Certified Customs Specialist and license-holder at Nosta Logistics.

Isiahphena started her career in Supply Chain Solutions/Logistics in 2001, starting in accounting as an account receivable specialist at UPS Supply Chain Solutions. One year later, she was promoted in 2002 to Import Ocean Specialist in the operation department. Isiahphena worked in Ocean Import operations for 13 years and explored her desire to learn Customs entries. She started as an entry writer at Livingston 2015, learning various areas of expertise, different commodities, and other government agency clearances.

Isiahphena had a strong desire to become a Licensed Customs Broker and accomplished her goal in 2018 by passing the customs exam and became licensed in 2019. In addition, Isiahphena attended University of Phoenix where she completed her bachelor’s degree in Business (General Management) in 2022 and continues to pursue her education. Isiahphena is currently in Law School at Regent University to earn her master’s degree “International Business”.

Isiahphena has held permit holder/corporate officer positions in previous roles. Currently, she is Manager Customs Broker/Compliance at Nosta Logistics, responsible for Customs Compliance and she is growing in her knowledge of Export Compliance as well. Isiahphena achieved her certificate in Export Regulation, 2023.

Isiahphena has a passion for global trade and is eager to learn and continue to grow in her career. She brings 22 years of experience International Business she worked from the ground up she have ambitious and drive. She believes whatever you believe, you can achieve!

Isiahphena is eager to volunteer with CCBFA to understand how the organization works, contribute along her areas of interest and assist CCBFA in being on the forefront of new regulations as we develop them with CBP!

Laura Austrins

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Lara is a lawyer and a licensed customs broker who has practiced customs and international trade law for 24 years.  She has extensive experience advising a wide variety of clients in diverse industries on the laws and regulations governing international trade.  As a licensed broker, she is familiar with the unique issues the customs brokerage industry faces. In her role as Co-Chair of CCBFA’s Customs committee, she regularly meets with Customs officials and members of the international trade community on issues affecting Customs brokers, importers, and exporters. Her goal is to provide insight on emerging issues and the challenges faced by the ever-evolving customs brokerage and forwarding industries.

Chevy Hiland

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With a rich tapestry of 18+ years in the Customs Brokerage realm, I am thrilled to announce my candidacy for the position of Voting Director at CCBFA. My journey has been woven with a deep understanding of customs intricacies, and I have honed a particular passion for navigating the complexities of FDA regulations. As a dedicated dog mom, I bring compassion and responsibility to all aspects of my life, mirroring the commitment I will bring to fostering a collaborative and efficient CCBFA community. Beyond the world of customs, I am an avid vintage enthusiast, recognizing the value of tradition and the importance of blending experience with innovation.

Jonni Amidon

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Jonni Amidon, current Secretary, is a Licensed Customs Broker and is currently the Director USA Customs Brokerage for SEKO Logistics.  Jonni maintains her Customs Broker License (LCB) and Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) credentials. 

Prior to joining SEKO in 2018, Jonni held positions such as Supervisor of Customs Brokerage at Goodship International and started her career as an entry writer at CBC Customshouse Brokers.  A native of New Jersey, after graduating High School Jonni joined the United States Air Force as a Law Enforcement Specialist. 

Jonni has volunteered for the last two years with CCBFA on the Customs committee, and her favorite activity is the Annual NCBFAA Conference, one of two annual events sponsored by NCBFAA.  This one allows attendees to participate in discussions about timely, critical industry changes with US Customs & Border Protection, as well as the other Government Agencies and industry colleagues, to collaborate on changes in the industry that impact Brokers and Importers. 

Peter Killian

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Peter has been a Licensed Customs Broker since June 2022. He is currently the Classification Specialist for Aldi Inc USA’s National Supply Chain Compliance Team. Prior to this, Peter was the Brokerage Manager for NNR Global Logistics USA’s ORD Branch and Midwest Region. He has been a Certified Customs Specialist since 2018. He has spent over ten years in logistics and transportation, ranging from dispatching and tracking freight to brokerage work. Peter is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Erica Miller

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I started in the industry in 1999, at Expeditors International as an entry writer and have advanced myself over the years working for other Customs Brokers such as UTI, Cargo Partner International, CEVA and now Western Overseas. I have experience with overseeing operations in the U.S and Canada and understanding the rules and regulation within those countries.   I have experience in managing several branches to ensure operational excellence, finances, Customs Regulation, duty drawback, compliance, and uniformity within each branch.

Currently I am the VP of Regulatory Compliance at Western Overseas and oversee all of the compliance for the company.  I am also involved with overseeing the operations for majority of the branches from a P&L perspective. 

I am looking to become more involved with local and national associations to become more instrumental and participate within the industry. 

Wesley Peterson

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Wesley Peterson is the Licensed Customs Broker and Director of Compliance for Clutch Global Logistics, Inc. located in Lombard, IL.

He has enjoyed serving on the CCBFA Customs Committee, Legislative Committee, and is happy to serve on the CCBFA board. He looks forward to contributing to the development and advancement of CCBFA while being an active peer to its board of directors and members.

Thankful for opportunity to be on the CCBFA board of directors, Wesley is happy to help CCBFA continue its legacy in the Chicagoland area.

David Forgue

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David has been an attorney practicing in the area of international trade and customs law for over 25 years. As an associate, then partner at Barnes, Richardson & Colburn David has presented countless education seminars to CCBFA membership. This continues a 50-year relationship between the CCBFA and Barnes/Richardson, stretching back to the 1970s.

In 2017 David became a licensed Customs broker through the Port of Chicago. He utilizes his broker’s license through Barnes Global Trade, which is a wholly-owned customs brokerage and consulting firm.

I would like to continue volunteering with the CCBFA because I have seen the very good work the group has done over the years. Continuing to provide a local outlet for the field to interact with the agencies, recruit new talent, and provide educational opportunities are all vital activities. I would like to do my part in continuing those efforts.

Jay Doyle

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Jason Doyle (“Jay”) has spent nearly 30 years working in and around global trade. He served in various leadership roles at Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (America) and is currently a Sr. Operations Manager at Scoular Global Shipping.