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Monday, July 23 • 2:30pm - 4:45pm
Border Issues: Session II

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  • Introduction: Rep. Mike Cuffe and Dr. Laurie Trautman to brief on PNWER accomplishments over the past year
  • Dialogue with stakeholders on the future of the border: 
    • John Ossowski, President, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) 
    • Alan Bersin, Former Assistant Secretary, US Dept. of Homeland Security
  • Assessing the Current Landscape
    • Cargo preclearance: UPS Perspective  
      • Amgad Shehata, Senior Vice President, United Parcel Service (UPS)
    • What is falling through the cracks? What are potential opportunities to advance new ideas?
      • Jennifer Fox, NASCO
    • Utilizing new technologies at the border 
      • Rose Marie Davis, Director in Planning, Program Analysis and Evaluation, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
  • How to advance Beyond Preclearance 
    • Solomon Wong, President and CEO, Intervistas Gerry Bruno, VP of Federal Government Affairs, YVR
  • Looking to the Future: Open Dialogue
    Topic: What is the focus of the next decade and how do we get back on track? What do we want to see happen? Where are we going in the next 10 years and how can PNWER push the vision for a cross-border region and economy?
  • Action Items

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Alan Bersin

Former Assistant Secretary, Dept of Homeland Security
Alan Bersin recently served as Assistant Secretary in the Office of Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Mr. Bersin was responsible for overseeing the Department’s policy formulation function in the areas of border security and trade, cyber, critical infrastructure... Read More →
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Gerry Bruno

VP Federal Government Affairs, Vancouver Airport Athority
Gerry Bruno began his airport career in 1974 with Transport Canada and went on to be Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Planning for the newly created Vancouver Airport Authority in 1992. From 1997 to 2013, Gerry was CEO of the InterVISTAS Consulting Group before rejoining Vancouver... Read More →
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Rep. Mike Cuffe

Legislator, Montana State Legislature
Mike Cuffe is a native of Lincoln County, Montana. He graduated from Lincoln County High School and earned his degree in Journalism from the University of Montana at Missoula. While many people in his generation elected to leave Lincoln County to pursue jobs elsewhere, Representative... Read More →
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Rose Marie Davis

Director in Planning, Program Analysis and Evaluation, Office of Field Operations,, United States Customs and Border Protection
Rose Marie Davis joined U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), as a Director in Planning, Program Analysis and Evaluation in 2013 and serves as OFO’s Portfolio Acquisition Executive.   Ms. Davis is the Program Manager for the Land Border Integration... Read More →
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Jennifer Fox

Vice President, International Trade Policy & Canada Relations, North American Strategy for Competitiveness
Jennifer Fox is the newest addition to NASCO as Vice President, International Trade Policy and Canada Relations. Jennifer brings nearly fifteen years of industry experience in supply chain logistics and trade. Jennifer serves as NASCO’s Canadian point person spearheading the ongoing... Read More →
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John Ossowski

President, Canada Border Services Agency
John Ossowski was appointed President of the Canada Border Services Agency on December 7, 2016.Prior to this appointment, John was Deputy Commissioner of the Canada Revenue Agency from July 2015 to December 2016. He has also held senior positions as Associate Deputy Minister of Public... Read More →
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Amgad Shehata

Senior Vice President, UPS
Based in Washington, D.C., Amgad Shehata is a Senior Vice President with UPS, having responsibilities for International Public Affairs and Strategy. In recent years, as supply and value chain issues have risen in strategic importance, Amgad has facilitated a wide ranging dialogue... Read More →
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Laurie Trautman

Director; Working Group Co-chair, Border Policy Research Institute at WWU
Dr. Laurie Trautman is the Director of the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University. She engages in a range of research activities focused on the U.S. - Canada border, particularly in the region surrounding Washington State and British Columbia. Topics include... Read More →
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Solomon Wong

President and CEO, Intervistas
Solomon is a multidisciplinary expert on transportation policies, facilities, and innovations. He is dedicated to helping clients improve processes for goods and passengers. From re-engineering flows of people and goods through a journey to newer ways of navigating through a risk-managed... Read More →

Monday July 23, 2018 2:30pm - 4:45pm AKDT
Cedar Ballroom

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