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CRCBFA Pulse: Spring 2018

General Membership Meetings –

January-featured guest speaker Peter Friedmann, Our Man in D.C. giving the inside scoop on current events and some changes on the horizon including increased tariffs, GSP, and NAFTA.

February- We took a break from the monthly luncheon and relaxed with a night out at the WXYZ Bar for an industry mix and mingle after hours.

March-featured guest speaker DFO Humphrey, Director of San Francisco and Portland Field Offices with U.S. Customs and Border Protection shared his insight on the controversial Section 232 (steel and aluminum tariffs) as well as developments in the e-commerce environment.

April-featured guest speakers Federal Maritime Commission Area Representatives Shadrack Scheirman and Diane Rebollow. A copy of their presentation can be found here

CRCBFA Seminar: Cyber Security: Hoping for the Best, Planning for the Worst- host Su Ross, with Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP and Scott Bradford, Assistant United States Attorney. The association received a broad education on hacking trends, what dangers to look for, how to protect yourself and your company, and when to get outside help from the FBI or other authorities. If you attended, the seminar is worth 2.5 CCS/CES points. There was also a follow up to the presentation that was sent out to any who attended. If you did not receive your presentation copy or need to follow up on your CCS/CES points, please send a message to

CRCBFA 2018 Board- Board elections were held during the January monthly luncheon. The membership reelected Chuck Willis and Kiffani Iverson and welcomed Victoria Lane. The election of officers commenced during the February board meeting. CRCBFA was happy to announce the new President as Victoria Lane and Vice President Brenda Barnes. A full list of Board members and officers can be found on the CRCBFA website.

CRCBFA New Members- We would like to welcome our new 2018 CRCBFA Members! Thank you for your interest and support!

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