Responsibilities include foreign-trade zone activations, day-to-day operations training, development, and support of inventory management controls, FTZ Operations Manual development, Customs documentation, special zone procedures, e-214, and government reporting requirements and processing. Elena has 25+ years of US import/export experience with a variety of industries including commercial refrigeration, pet food flavoring, apparel, and US dairy. Most recently, Elena has served on the US Dairy Export Council Advisory Board along with being an active member of the US Agriculture Transportation Coalition. Additionally, she has served on the Federal Maritime Commission’s innovation supply chain roundtable for US exporters. She continues to promote initiatives to improve the velocity of US imports/exports to ensure the US remains competitive in the hyper-competitive global marketplace.