Jane (Pedersen) Sorensen

For the last 6 years, I have served as a non-voting and voting director for the Chicago Customs Broker and Forwarders Association, where I am currently honored to hold the office of President, as well as committee chair and editor for the quarterly newsletter. In addition to MBA classes in international culture and business, I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in French from Western Illinois University. I have been a licensed customs broker since 1986 and a Certified Customs Specialist since 2005.

I recently joined RAM International in the capacity of Vice President, Operations & Compliance. Prior to joining RAM, I was most recently Senior Trade Consultant with Worldwide Logistics Partners, VP of Customs Brokerage for CEVA Logistics and General Manager for FedEx Trade Networks’ Central Region. My prior responsibilities included such positions as Import Gateway Manager, Regional Director and Regional Vice President for large freight forwarding and Customs brokers such a BAX Global, Exel Global Logistics, Fritz Companies and CEVA’s legacy company, Harper Robinson. Over the years, I’ve developed
a knack for and really enjoy leading operational turn-arounds, training, and auditing to create successfully performing business units.

I enjoy working with the board of CCBFA because it is a great group of hard-working colleagues interested in volunteering to help make our industry the best it can be. A significant amount of effort goes into our monthly seminars and newsletters each month; it is a pleasure to work with this group. I also find it thrilling to participate in the Government Affairs Conference each year in Washington, DC, where we lobby on Capitol Hill to support new legislation or implement recently-passed bills! It would be my pleasure and honor to continue serving as voting director for CCBFA in the 2018-2019 term.

Thank you for your support!