Cindy Allen


Cindy has been actively involved in the international trade industry on a consistent basis for almost 30 years and has held various positions in the import and export operations, consulting, compliance and automation arenas. Currently she is the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance at FedEx Trade Networks, based in Memphis and focusing on regulatory issues on a global basis.  Previously she served at the Executive Director of the ACE Business Office at Customs and Border Protection for over two years and is credited with setting the direction in the turnaround for the troubled ACE program.  She also served as the Vice President at several private sector firms before venturing out to start Trade Force Multiplier, a consulting firm focusing on international trade before taking her current position.


In 2008, Cindy testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee in opposition of 100% TSA screening requirements. Cindy is a current member of the DHS Commercial Operations Advisory Committee (COAC), an active member of the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA), the International Compliance Professional’s Association (ICPA), and the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI). Cindy has been a frequent speaker at customs compliance seminars, roundtables and conferences for many associations while in both the private sector and government employment.


A licensed customs broker since 1990, Cindy is also a Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) and Certified Export Specialist (CES) through the NCBFAA.


Cindy is speaking in:

Customs & Corruption: Getting to Market Efficiency & Reliably