Melissa Irmen raises awareness of global trade challenges and topics of interest in the trade compliance area through education and information sharing at Integration Point. Over her tenure at Thomson Reuters, she has managed FTZ and global trade technology projects in a variety of industries in the manufacturing, distribution and petroleum sectors. She combines her technical and trade compliance expertise to deliver global trade compliance solutions.
Melissa is an Accredited Zone Specialist and serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the association. Melissa is an active participant in various international trade initiatives and organizations and speaks regularly on global trade topics. She provides technology and trade expertise to many CBP working groups, including, most recently, the CBP working group focused on Simplified Processing. She also participates in trade community outreach programs such as the Integrated Communication subcommittee of the Trade Support Network focused on the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) education and promotion.
“Service on the board of the NAFTZ is a chance to give back to the organization that has supported me throughout my career with FTZs. The association has been both an educational resource and a networking support that is invaluable to me. By serving, I have an opportunity lend my support to our collective voice in Washington and to help others in their FTZ roles.”