Friday, August 14, 2015

Livingston International executive appointed to AAEI Board of Governors

August 12, 2015, CHICAGO – The American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI), an organization representing U.S. companies engaged in global trade, appointed Cora Di Pietro, vice president and general manager, consulting, for Livingston International to its newly elected Board of Governors.

In her new position, Di Pietro will serve on the finance committee for two years, contributing to several projects including the development of the organization’s 2016 fiscal year budget. Di Pietro’s term started July 1.

“It is an honor to be elected to the Board of Governors for AAEI,” Di Pietro said. “I look forward to working with my fellow Board members over the next two years as AAEI continues to provide education to international trade compliance professionals and advocate for U.S. companies on trade policy issues.”

In her work for Livingston International – a company focused on customs brokerage and trade compliance – Di Pietro leads a practice of experts who counsel businesses dealing in today’s complex regulatory and security environment on international trade issues and opportunities. Her qualifications extend to all areas of international trade, specifically valuation, tariff classification, free trade agreements, security regulations, marketing rules and export controls.

Di Pietro has more than 24 years of experience providing advice to clients in a variety of industries and sectors, including manufacturing, automotive, apparel and retail. She has lectured at the Forum for International Trade Training, and conducted seminars on the North American Free Trade Agreement and other free trade agreements at the International Small Business Development Center for the Greater Texas area. Di Pietro has also written numerous articles and papers for a number of technical publications. She is a frequent speaker for AAEI, Importer/Exporter Canada, the International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA), and the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zone (NAFTZ).

In addition to AAEI, she is a member of the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc.; Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals; Automotive Industry Action Group; National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones and the International Compliance Professionals Association.

About Livingston
Livingston International focuses on customs brokerage and trade compliance, offering international trade consulting, global trade management and freight forwarding.  It provides clarity in a world of trade complexity, so business can grow further, faster and smarter.  Livingston employs over 3,200 staff at 125 key border points, sea ports, airports and other strategic locations across North America, Europe and Asia.