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ALICE J. BUCHANAN is the Assistant Center Director of Partnership in the Apparel, Footwear, and Textiles Center of Excellence and Expertise (AFT Center). Ms. Buchanan has over 25 years of experience with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) across a broad range of trade program areas. When she began her career with CBP in 1992, she was learning fashion sketching, pattern drafting, and millinery at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Never did she imagine that there would one day be a CBP Apparel, Footwear and Textile industry-focused Center organizational structure for the processing of post-release trade activities. As Assistant Center Director of Partnership in the AFT Center since June 2013, Ms. Buchanan has participated in building the AFT Center from its inception to its current state. She developed processes for the assignment and routing of entry summary and post summary activities. With a focus on industry partnerships, she implemented account based processing for the AFT Center Partnership Division. Specializing in training and training development for the AFT Center, she has trained Center employees via webinar and in person in a variety of areas. Ms. Buchanan works in the historic San Francisco Customhouse.

MARC BUJOLD has deep expertise in sales, marketing, and branding with a particular focus on digital. Following 9 years in the winter sports business with category leaders Burton and Rossignol, he worked with various startups and businesses in Vermont. He then ran global e-commerce for Nokian Tyres in Finland, the winter tire specialist. He oversaw the company’s $70MM B2B business and the launch of a B2C website in Russia, the first direct-to-consumer sales from a brand website in the tire industry. He has spent the last four years in technology solution sales and currently manages the Northeast for FedEx Cross Border, a service that enables retailers and brands to sell and ship their products to consumers worldwide. Marc has a BA in Political Science and French from Middlebury College, lives in Burlington Vermont with his wife and twin daughters, and has also lived in Belgium, Australia, Singapore, and Finland.


MARIO CORDERO, Executive Director, Port of Long Beach, California. Mr. Cordero is an international maritime industry leader, Long Beach resident and attorney, is Executive Director of the Port of Long Beach, California, named to the post by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, effective May 15, 2017.
Beginning in 2003, Mr. Cordero served as a member, vice president and president of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners for eight years, before resigning to accept President Barack Obama’s appointment to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) in 2011. He served on the FMC until May 2017 and was FMC Chairman from April 2013 to January 2017.
As Executive Director, Mr. Cordero reports to the Board and leads the Port’s Harbor Department staff in excess of 500 with an annual budget of $775 million.
He is the Port’s Representative to the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority Governing Board and the Governing Board of the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility-Joint Powers Authority and, previously, served as an Executive Board member on the American Association of Port Authorities’ Latin American delegation.

Mr. Cordero has practiced law for more than 30 years, specializing in workers’ compensation cases. He holds a law degree from the University of Santa Clara and a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from California State University, Long Beach.
Away from his legal practice, he has taught Political Science at Long Beach City College, focusing on California Politics, and served on the City of Long Beach Community Development Commission. He also was Vice-Chair of the City-commissioned Long Beach Ethics Task Force that developed a Code of Ethics for Long Beach City employees, as well as elected and appointed City officials.
The Port of Long Beach is one of the world’s premier seaports, a leading gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in innovative goods movement, safety and environmental stewardship. With 175 shipping lines connecting Long Beach to 217 seaports, the Port handles $180 billion in trade annually, supporting hundreds of thousands of Southern California jobs and 1.5 million jobs nationwide.

Industry leaders in 2016 named the Port of Long Beach the Best North American Seaport — the 18th time in the last 21 years — in recognition of the Port’s service,
innovation and reliability. As the second-busiest seaport in North America, Long Beach is undergoing a decade-long capital improvement program topping $4 billion, the largest in the nation, building some of the most modern, efficient and sustainable marine facilities in the world.

JIMMY DONOHUE, Vice President Fulfillment, 1A Auto, Inc. Jimmy Donohue is a Senior Global Supply Chain Executive with consulting experience and proven dedicated leadership in e-commerce operations, training, managing teams of 400+ and budgets of $400 million. His C-level decisions and excellence in execution have resulted in multi-million savings and improved operational efficiencies in each of his positions. In addition to his current role, Jimmy held senior leadership roles with USAF, Amazon / Zappos, EVINE Live, and previous position as Senior Consultant with the Brecham Group of Conway, Arkansas. His clients included BELK, JOANN & Charlotte Russe.
Jimmy is a retired Colonel and Pilot from the United States Air Force. He maintained qualifications for various Aircrafts as an Instructor Pilot, 4-Ship Flight Lead and Aircraft Commander. Mr. Donohue awards and medals received in the US Air Force include the following:

Jimmy has a Masters of Aeronautical Science from EMBRY-RIDDLE Aeronautical University, a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Southern Illinois University and is a graduate of Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base.
KEN JOYNER, Group Vice President, International Intermodal, Norfolk Southern Corporation. Ken Joyner has been with Norfolk Southern (NS) since 2002. He is currently responsible for marketing NS’s international intermodal services. Previously, Mr. Joyner worked in various capacities within NS’s Coal Business Group, including marketing, transportation and origin development.
Prior to working with NS, he was a high school English and Journalism teacher.
Mr. Joyner has a degree in English from Elon University, and a Master of Fine Arts in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

TOBY GOOLEY formerly was Editor of CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly, a journal of supply chain strategy published in collaboration with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), and Senior Editor of DC Velocity, a monthly publication for logistics and distribution center managers. She joined AGiLE Business Media, the parent company of both publications, in 2007.
Previously she spent 20 years at Logistics Management magazine, serving as Senior Editor and Managing Editor while covering international trade and transportation. Prior to becoming a journalist, she worked for 10 years in the ocean shipping industry (bookings, documentation, and equipment control) and as a traffic manager at two export trading companies.
She holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies with a minor in Spanish Literature from Cornell University, and a Certificate in Japanese Culture and Language from Kansai University of Foreign Studies, Osaka, Japan.

JASON MANGANARO serves as Vice President Sales (USA) for SPARX logistics (, one of the fastest growing companies in the global 3PL sector. He has 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, including 17 years in freight forwarding and supply chain management. At the 2018 TPM Conference in Long Beach, he will represent SPARX on a panel called “Blockchain – An Example of How It Could Apply to Shipping,” which revolves around a 2017 pilot program completed in partnership with Zim Integrated Shipping and Wave Ltd.

Jason is a graduate of Boston College (BA) and The Ohio State University (MFA). His areas of expertise include business development, new technology integration, project management, global communications and international brand promotion.

JEFF PIELA is a native of Massachusetts, currently residing in Chicago with his family where he is the District Route Development Manager on the Transpacific at Panalpina. In his current role he is responsible for developing Panalpina’ s market share on the Tradepacific, as well as being a resource for the district’s sales team across the Northeast and Midwest. Jeff has earned his tenure on the Transpacific by holding various roles within the industry as well as spending an extensive amount of time in Asia, offering a rare blend of creative and operational strengths. As a Logistics Manager, Jeff had a successful track record building global teams, developing strong supply chain networks and negotiating major global contracts.
Jeff started his logistics career over 20 years ago in domestic transportation leading him to open up a startup LCL consulting firm which was able to grow at an aggressive rate positioning him to sell it three years later to a global 3PL firm. Jeff is passionate about the needs and goals of his clients where he specializes in applying his experience and market knowledge to assist them in achieving positive results. Jeff earned his Bachelor’s degree from UMass-Amherst Isenberg School Of Management, he then went on to complete his Graduate Certificate In Supply Chain Management from Northeastern University.

GEOFFREY POWELL is currently President of C.H. Powell Company, a 4th generation family business that was established in 1919 by his grandparents in Boston, Massachusetts. C.H. Powell Company is an International Logistics Provider, Freight Forwarder and Customs Broker and has offices located throughout the United States. Mr. Powell has also been actively engaged with the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA), an association that has represented forwarders and customs brokers since 1897 and was re-elected for a second term as president in April 2016.

In January 2007, Mr. Powell was appointed to Customs and Border Protection’s advisory Committee (COAC) and served for two terms. In August, 2013, Mr. Powell was appointed to the President’s Export Council, Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA), an advisory committee to the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security.


SUZANNE M. RICHER is Director, Trade Advisory Services at Amber Road. A licensed customs broker, Ms. Richer has extensive experience in advising corporations on Focused Assessments, C-TPAT cargo security applications and validations, and the Importer-Self Assessment (ISA) program. Prior to establishing her own firm, she worked for customs brokers, freight forwarders and importer/exporter firms in the ports of Detroit, Miami, Newark and Philadelphia, bringing that in-depth experience to her understanding of international supply chain management. Today, she and her team work with corporations to establish import and export management systems with best practices in internal controls, guide corporations through this Customs audits, in addition to classification and ECCN determination. In 2006, she was recognized by the Journal of Commerce as one of the top 20 Women in Transportation. Ms. Richer regularly lectures in the U.S. and internationally on global trade, including Classification, NAFTA, Incoterms, Export Controls, Import Compliance Issues, FCPA and C-TPAT. She has conducted over 4000 hours of training, including training for the National Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association, Footwear Association, CSCMP New York and Paris Roundtables, Mid-West Importers Trade Association, and the Federal Maritime Commission. She serves on the Board at Baruch College for their international educational programs, and is the President of the CSCMP – New York Roundtable. Ms. Richer recently completed working on the National Program Committee of CSCMP and now conducts training in the U.S. and overseas for the Global Trade Academy. Ms. Richer earned her Masters degree in Economics from Eastern Michigan University and her Bachelors of Economics from the University of Michigan. She has studied language courses at the University of Strasbourg, France and Osaka, Japan. Her articles on international trade topics appear in the Shipping Digest, Supply Chain Management magazine and Logistics Management, and she has authored four books on international trade topics.

GREGORY TUTHILL, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, CMA CGM (America) LLC. Mr. Tuthill currently manages all aspects of liner operating activities for the Americas. Prior to his current role, Mr. Tuthill held positions as Head of Operations at APL, and various executive positions during his 16 years at NYK Line in the areas of Operations, Trade Management, Pricing, Sales, and Marketing.
Mr. Tuthill served in the United States Naval Reserve as a commissioned officer for over eight years and holds a US Coast Guard Third Mates License.
He holds a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from New York State Maritime Academy and a Masters Degree in Financial Economics from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He also holds a certificate in Financial Analysis from New York

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