Kevin Koch is the product development manager for C.H. Robinson’s U.S. Customs brokerage and trade services division. For the last ten years, he has served C.H. Robinson in numerous roles, from account management, business technology and process leadership, and ultimately to customs and trade compliance – where he found a strong sense of pride in the critical role that Customs brokers play today in international trade.
He is a licensed U.S. Customs broker that is passionate about analyzing the macro trade trends and applying his knowledge and experience to support shippers and colleagues in designing and implementing solutions to strengthen trade compliance programs while maintaining keen focus on streamlining process and reducing spend. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and is eager to finish his MBA in global business from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management in 2021.
PHONE: (773) 858-2885
Product Development Manager, C.H. Robinson
Current Non-Voting Director, CCBFA
I sincerely appreciate your consideration as candidate for voting director to the Chicago Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association (CCBFA). This is an incredibly valuable organization that has built a strong sense of community and pride for the work we do at the port of Chicago. From government affairs representation to educational and networking events; I have personally gained a lot from the CCBFA over the years, as I reflect on the various educational scholarship and sponsorship programs to represent the CCBFA at events such as the government affairs conference in Washington, D.C. While it’s been a challenging year, I appreciate the short time I’ve had thus far as non voting director to begun to better understand how everything comes together to drive value in so many ways for our members. At the heart of it, I realized that it is through the work of some very talented, passionate, and selfless individuals that a team comes together and makes it happen.
Paying it forward – with your support, I hope to continue playing a deeper role with this team as voting director and find ways to help others in our community see the bigger picture, develop lifelong skills, and build relationships that help accelerate career success for our members.
KEY SKILLS, CHARACTERISTICS, AND FOCUS POINTS
- Budget Management to ensure we’re capable of supporting Networking Events, Sponsorship, and Scholarship Programs for years to come
- Organizational Skills to continue the success of our educational seminars