Jane (Pedersen) Sorensen

Jane Sorensen, current Chair of the Board, recently retired after a very satisfying career, most recently as Vice President at SEKO Logistics, Chicago Gateway office, responsible for international, domestic, 3PL, and Customs brokerage product development. Jane also served as SEKO’s Customs Brokerage Product Development leader, working closely with SEKO’s corporate compliance and sales team to implement best practices for the product. Jane maintains her Customs broker license (LCB) and Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) credentials.

Prior to joining SEKO in 2020, Jane held positions such as Vice President of Brokerage Services at CEVA Logistics, leading 300 employees with 500,000 entries, General Manager for FedEx Trade Networks’ Central Region, and Regional Vice President for Fritz Companies (acquired by UPS-SCS).   Developing a knack for turning around operations, Jane organizes operations teams for improved customer and employee satisfaction and profits.  A native of the Midwest, Jane’s business experience includes the ports of Dallas, Denver, and Chicago and includes European and Asia Pacific business travel.  Jane holds a bachelor’s degree in French from Western Illinois University, with minor studies in Spanish and international business management.  

Jane has volunteered for 16 years with CCBFA, and her favorite activity is the Government Affairs Conference, one of two annual events sponsored by NCBFAA. This one allows attendees to learn about timely, critical industry changes and meet with Senators, Congressional Representatives, their staff members, senior Customs, and other federal regulatory bureau leaders to explain the trade’s position before voting on upcoming legislation.  Jane continues to enjoy working with all the top leaders in Chicago and helping push forward new legislation with NCBFAA, such as the recently passed Customs Business Fairness Act.