Los Angeles Customs Broker & Freight Forwarders Association Elects 2017 Officers

On Saturday January 28, 2017, the Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association (LACBFFA) elected its 2017 officers:

Mr. Wayne Wagner, Senior Manager, U.S. Brokerage Services of FedEx Trade Networks was elected President; Karen Quintana, Director, National Sales, Customs Brokerage, Yusen Logistics (Americas), Inc. was elected Vice President; Mr. Dan Monnier, Director, Imports & Import Compliance, US, XPO GF America, was elected Treasurer, Ms. Barbara Clarke, Vice President of Williams Clarke Co, Inc. was elected Secretary; Mr. Norman Harris, III, Manager, Customs Services and Compliance, Nippon Express NEC Logistics America, Inc., was elected Chair.

Other Board members include Maurine Cecil, Western Overseas Corp., Mike Choi, MKC Customs Brokers Int'l, Inc., Robin Grove, Cars USA Shipping, Sandra Langford-Coty, A.N. Deringer, Inc., Patty Rodriguez, J&K Fresh, LLC, and Pat Vangtan, Livingston International.

Incorporated in 1949, the LACBFFA represents licensed U.S. customs brokers, freight forwarders, NVOCCs (non-vessel operating common carriers) and firms which facilitate international trade. LACBFFA is the premier organization in Southern California for international trade and U.S. Customs issues, and its more than 250 members, employing over 5,000 individuals, file more than 95% of all commercial import shipments.

LACBFFA is a dynamic organization, rich in history, not resting on past laurels and is led by dedicated business professionals with a spirit of cooperation.

LACBFFA aims to achieve standardization in the customs brokerage and international freight forwarding industry and to promote a high degree of professional conduct among its members, including high standards of ethics and financial viability. LACBFFA provides leadership to its members in dealing with city, state and federal agencies as well as offering a forum for the exchange of ideas.

LACBFFA acts as an authoritative voice for the industry at official and government levels. The Association aims to set industry standards and provides educational courses which enhance the professional standards of the industry in Southern California.

The Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association can be contacted at 714-316-5270 or