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The Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association confirmed and installed its 2020-21 Board of Directors at the virtual General MembershipMeeting in July. The FCBF Board is comprised of some of Florida’s top professionals in the import/export industry.

BOD President Gabriel Rodriguez

FCBF Board Officers:

  • President: Gabriel Rodriguez; President & CEO, A Customs Brokerage (pictured)
  • 1st Vice President: Michelle Fajardo; CEO, Cargo International Consolidators
  • 2nd Vice President: Ralph de la Rosa; President, Imperial Freight Brokers, Miami
  • Treasurer: Kimberly Wakeman, LCB, CCS; Divisional Vice President, Southern Division, Avalon Risk Management
  • Secretary: Jesus David Rodriguez; Co-Founder, Magaya
  • Chair: Lourdes Leon; Project Development Manager, Atlantic Overseas Express

Directors:

  • Stephen Armellini; Owner, Armellini Express Lines
  • George Arocha; General Manager / Director Cargo Terminal Operations 
  • Elena Asturias; CEO, 305 Cargo
  • Robert Barcelo; Senior Manager, Business Development, PortEverglades
  • William “Bill” Brauner, LCB; Branch Manager, Brauner International
  • Frank Camp; Director, Cargo Sales, JAXPORT
  • Camilo Quintero; VP, Pricing & Product Development – Americas | Global Ocean Freight, EFL
  • Brandon Shannon, LCB; Founder, Emmanuel Customs Brokers
  • Chelsie Taveras, LCB; Global Trade Operations & Compliance Director, Cargill
  • Armando Varona; Director of Business Development, Seaboard Marine

“FCBF is propelling forward with an experienced team of industry leaders including our recently installed officers and directors. Our Board of Directors represents the breadth of perspectives present in Florida’s import and export industry, with representation from throughout the state,” said Gabriel Rodriguez, FCBF President. “As President, I will be relying on their diverse backgrounds and expertise, in partnership with our association staff, to ensure we are providing the resources our members need as we navigate this rapidly-changing, unprecedented trade environment.”

The Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association (FCBF) is the Florida trade association for import/export industry professionals. We pride ourselves on educating managers and staff alike to thrive in their businesses while keeping up-to-date with changing regulations and advocating for our industry at the state and federal levels. Our aim is to elevate this dynamic industry by fortifying the ecosystem in which we operate.

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