Shapiro’s Libby Redditt Wins Atlanta International Forwarders and Brokers Association Scholarship

Shapiro, a 98-year-old supply chain logistics leader, congratulates Libby Redditt on winning a scholarship awarded by the Atlanta International Forwarders and Brokers Association (AIFBA) and sponsored by Avalon Risk Management

Libby Redditt, an import account coordinator in Shapiro’s Atlanta office, was announced the winner of a scholarship for Jon Fee’s Brokerage Prep Course, a five-session all-inclusive tutorial on the information needed to take the Customs broker exam administered by Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The scholarship is offered semi-annually by the Atlanta International Forwarders and Brokers Association (AIFBA), a not-for-profit association dedicated to promoting business interests of Customs brokers and international freight forwarders, in partnership with Avalon Risk Management, an independent, privately held insurance broker with a multi-national presence. In order to apply, applicants must be employed by an AIFBA member company, include a letter of recommendation from an AIFBA member employer, and submit a short essay on the subject ‘Why should an importer choose a licensed Customs broker over self-filing?’

Redditt came to Shapiro in April of 2011 after over a year with DB Schenker USA. Libby’s primary responsibilities include coordinating the importation process for multiple high-volume accounts, handling domestic freight, classification of goods, billing, and entry filing.

“It’s amazing how much support I’ve received from my colleagues, managers, and other brokers in the area since I received this scholarship,” says Redditt. “It does add some pressure as I get ready for the exam, but I’m going to use this pressure to do the best job I can during the test.”

“What an amazing accomplishment for Libby to be selected as the scholarship winner!” says Kathleen Robie, Shapiro’s Atlanta branch manager. “All of us at Shapiro are very proud of Libby and know that she will make the most of this opportunity to participate in Jon Fee’s class in preparation for taking the next broker’s exam. I’m looking forward to seeing her continued success as she progresses her career in the International Logistics Industry.”

To read Libby’s winning essay, please visit the company’s blog, Shap Blog.

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