Watch live: January 22, 2019, 2:00- 3:00 p.m. ET (available for on-demand viewing through the member portal)
Program length: 60 minutes
TOPIC: Bond Sufficiency
Location: Online Webinar
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1/22, WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Join in the January 22 Webinar and hear the latest on developments in the news involving Bond Sufficiency. Presenters: Wanda Sample, Avalon Risk Management, and Patrice Lafayette, Roanoke Trade, will highlight the developments. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.
Wanda Sample, Avalon Risk Management
Wanda Sample is Regional Vice President for Avalon Risk Management’s New York office. She joined Avalon in August of 2002 and has more than 30 years of experience in the customs broker and freight forwarder arenas.
Wanda began her career at Avalon as Marketing Manager and was later promoted to Director of Trade Relations to manage Avalon’s trade affairs and relationships with key industry organizations including the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) and Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA).
Prior to joining Avalon, Wanda worked for 17 years at F.W. Myers & Co., a national customs broker and freight forwarder. As Risk Coordinator for F.W. Myers, Wanda handled surety bonds, cargo insurance, professional liability, property and casualty, and other corporate insurance products. Additionally, she conducted compliance audits at various regional offices throughout the United States.
Wanda is actively involved in the trade community and serves on the Board of the Air & Expeditor Motor Carriers Association (AEMCA), Long Island Import Export Association (LIIEA), and The Semantics. She serves on the membership committee of the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ), and is a member of JFK Brokers Association. Wanda obtained her MBA from Clarkson University.
Patrice Lafayette, Roanoke Trade
Patrice Lafayette joined Roanoke Trade in 2007 and currently is Director of Sales. Her technical expertise is concentrated in bonds, errors & omissions, and cargo insurance for the international trade and transportation community. Her current responsibilities include assisting the bond, underwriting, and marketing departments while cultivating and fostering client relationships in the Western region of the United States. As Patrice interacts with customers daily, she is responsible for managing these partnerships and providing support while seeking new business opportunities. In addition, Patrice is a contributor to the National Education Institute newsletter and has spoken at local industry events.
As a licensed insurance broker in various states, Patrice is an active participant and member of numerous trade associations. Prior to joining Roanoke, Patrice gained insurance experience while working for a family-owned insurance agency specializing in small business, life and health insurance. She is a graduate of California State University Northridge and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance.
Roanoke Trade is a division of Roanoke Insurance Group Inc., a sales, service and underwriting organization specializing in insurance and bond solutions for international trade and transportation. Roanoke is a subsidiary of Munich Re as well as an affiliate of Munich Re Syndicate, Ltd., and is the North American primary insurer of marine insurance and customs bonds for this worldwide organization. Roanoke Insurance Group employs approximately 200 employees across 10 U.S. locations with its focus on providing targeted insurance solutions backed by agile service and technology.
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