Lisa is an appointed member of the Illinois District Export Council, which is an appointment of from U.S. Department of Commerce. Lisa is the Secretary of the Executive Board of the IL District Export Council.
Lisa is the Vice President of the Chicago Customs Broker and Forwarder Association.
Lisa is a Licensed Customs Broker, Certificated Export Specialist and a Certified
Customs Specialist. She is well versed in the up-to-date changes with U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) and the many Partner Government Agencies. Lisa has traveled professionally throughout the world and running the India office provides firsthand experience not only in trade, but also business management offshore. Practical experience in international trade has provided Lisa insight into how importers and exporters can improve their global processes. With dedicated international trade experience since 1993, Lisa consults, trains and speaks around the country educating importers and exporters how to streamline their logistics operations, implement corporate compliance processes, understand international documentation, and most importantly how to make export and import easier within a global environment.
Lisa has a Bachelor’s of Science in International Business with an emphasis on Eastern Studies from Illinois State University.
Certification(s): CES, CCS
In 1998 Larry transitioned to the Freight Forwarding industry taking with him a combined 12 years of airline cargo and sales experience. Larry expanded his knowledge of logistics in freight forwarding by acquiring knowledge in Sea freight and Customs Brokerage services related to International Export and Import cargo shipments.
Since joining BDG in 2004 started in Sales, moved to Territory Manager and finally promoted to the Solutions Team Executive. BDG redesigned the Sales Team to be solutions oriented and forward thinking for our clients, focusing on solving current client needs while proactively anticipating and planning for future needs.
Larry has also participated and interacted with the following organizations as an outreach of BDG International to the International importer and exporter communities. ITA/GC (International Trade Assoc. of Greater Chicago), CAPRC (Central Asian Productivity Research Center), APICS and HKTDC (Hong Kong Trade Development Council). Larry also engages with Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Centers, US Government Export, and Import Assistance Centers. Larry has frequently been invited to speak and present information about Logistics to these same organizations and Universities and Community Colleges.
A few fun facts about Larry are that he is fluent in the Macedonian language and in his free time enjoys oil painting portraits and landscapes on canvas.