New Hires Boost USCIB’s Work on Policy, Business Development and Trade Services

uscib_logo_green_no_title-330We are delighted to welcome six new additions to our Policy, Membership and Business Development teams. Darren Maynard joins USCIB as the senior director for Carnet Product Development and Regulatory Affairs, who is responsible for relationships with ATA Carnet Service Providers and strengthening the operations for Carnet issuance, marketing, and compliance. Darren has a background in the export and trade services field, working at IBM for 12 years before moving on to run a number of start-up technology companies.

Also in Trade Services, Derek Leite has come aboard as USCIB’s director for Trade Services and Carnet Services Liason to help our Trade Services team develop the Carnet product. Derek graduated from North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC) with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He has worked in sales and product development for 9 years at Cisco, IBM and A Plus Performance Computing. He has successfully run his own business for 12 years in New York.

In addition, David Murphy joined as a consultant with USCIB, serving as acting vice president of finance to support our accounting and finance teams. David is a certified public accountant with 23 years of experience. He has also worked as an auditor with Deloitte.

Also, Eric Robinson is USCIB’s new accounting and claims mitigation associate. Eric started out with USCIB in the summer of 2013 as an intern working closely with the accounting department, and returned again in June 2014 working with accounting and with the ATA Carnet team. He graduated from the University of Delaware in 2014 with a major in English and minors in Economics, Interactive Media and Design, and Journalism as well as a certificate of Business.

Christopher Olsen joined USCIB’s Washington, D.C. office in June as the new policy and program assistant. Chris comes to USCIB from the Atlantic Council, where he was first an intern, then a project assistant with the organization’s Millennium Leadership Program. Prior to the Atlantic Council, he was an economic security intern at the EastWest Institute after earning his Bachelor’s degree in international affairs and history at James Madison University in Virginia.

And Shertease Wheeler joined USCIB in May as our event planner. Shertease graduated from Hampton University in Virginia with a major in Print Journalism and has eight years of event planning experience. She will work with the policy department to support many upcoming programs scheduled throughout the year both in New York and Washington, D.C.

Welcome to all our new USCIB team members!

New USCIB Members

We are delighted to welcome the following companies and organizations as the latest additions to USCIB’s diverse membership:

Starbucks Coffee Company
American World Trade Chamber of Commerce
St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce

To learn more about how USCIB membership can benefit your organization, contact Alison Hoiem (202-682-1291 or

Staff Contact:   Abby Shapiro

Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
Tel: 212.703.5064

Abby Shapiro is responsible for evaluating and growing new products, services and programs that provide new revenue streams to USCIB, add value to membership and support USCIB’s mission and vision.
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