February 19, 2020 | Corporate Communiqué, Events
Roanoke Trade’s Patrice Lafayette Appointed to FTA Board of Directors
Roanoke Trade is proud to announce that Patrice Lafayette has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Foreign Trade Association (FTA). Patrice is the Director of Sales for Roanoke Trade’s Western Region and she has been an active member of the FTA for almost a decade. This appointment furthers her commitment to serving as an informative resource on international trade topics affecting both the private and public sectors.
“This two-year appointment to the Board of Directors is an honor, especially at this point in my career,” she noted. “I look forward to helping FTA further their mission as a leader in educational and networking opportunities in our industry.”
Having celebrated their 100th anniversary, the FTA’s mission is to promote, foster, and encourage international commerce and economic growth in California and worldwide. The FTA represents more than 200 members of the international trade community.
Pedro Villanueva, President of the Board of Directors of the FTA, is especially optimistic about Patrice’s appointment. “To ensure another 100 years, we need young professionals to serve in leadership roles as we move the organization forward. Attracting smart, young professionals like Patrice is paramount to our growth as we evolve and modernize.”
Roanoke Trade, a division of Roanoke Insurance Group and part of Munich Re Specialty Group Ltd., operates as a specialty insurance broker focused on surety and insurance solutions for transportation intermediaries, 3PLs, customs brokers and companies with supply chains, and is a leading provider of customs bonds, marine cargo insurance and ATA Carnets for the industry.