It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Laura in our Compliance Spotlight

Posted by Lacey Pierce

The spotlight this week is shining on a woman who has always soared to new heights and raised the bar for those who came after her. Laura Langton, the Export Control Manager & Research Compliance Specialist at Washington University of St. Louis, has a passion for everything she puts her mind to, especially when it comes to export compliance and deemed export issues. Her specialty is adopting a bird’s eye view of compliance, taking in every issue that could arise and developing contingency plans to keep the University on track while preventing any issues that may affect current or future research. This dedication is why we’ve decided Laura Langton is a great fit for our Compliance Professional Spotlight.

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Topics: Export Management, Export Compliance, Document Management

Barbara Hawley is on Fire as Our Compliance Spotlight

Posted by Lacey Pierce

This week’s compliance professional spotlight is on fire! We’d like to announce Barbara Hawley as our next Captain of Compliance.  Barbara has a fiery passion for every aspect of supply chain management but has a sweet spot for managing and maintaining compliance. As the Compliance & Logistics Manager at PEI-Genesis, she has revolutionized her company’s compliance processes. She’s taken her fire and passion for compliance and automated PEI-Genesis’s processes with Amber Road’s Export On-Demand

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Topics: Export Management, Export Compliance, Document Management

Kelly Wols: The Story of a Compliance Superhero

Posted by Lacey Pierce

We are happy to announce that Kelly Wols is our Compliance Professional Spotlight this week! Kelly shows her passion for trade compliance in everything she does, from her ISO Certification to her Degree in Business Management. Kelly is a Compliance Superhero whose special power is understanding all things in regards to customs compliance!

She currently works at Osterman & Company as their Customs Compliance Manager where she has encouraged her team to automate their compliance procedures by leveraging Amber Road Export On-Demand. Over the past two years, she helped upgrade their compliance efforts to maintain current in today’s turbulent economy and to increase the overall efficiency of the team.

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Topics: Export Compliance, Export Management, Restricted Party Screening

Wichita State University and University of Kansas Follow the Amber (brick) Road

Posted by Devon Miller

Ah, the classic 'Wizard of Oz'. A movie, rich in lessons learned, by a young girl named Dorothy from Kansas. In the state of Kansas, learning and education is revered- one in three Kansas residents over 25 has at least a bachelor’s degree, and 74,000 students are attending one of the many state universities.

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Topics: Trade Compliance, Export Management, Restricted Party Screening, Export Compliance

Meet Our Captain of Compliance: Bethany Nelson

Posted by Lacey Pierce

In honor of National Compliance Officer Day, Amber Road will be recognizing one compliance officer weekly from October 3rd through November 4th. With all of the changes in trade agreements, product testing and ethical sourcing standards, maintaining compliance in any part of your supply chain is becoming increasingly more difficult. We believe in the magic that compliance professionals bring to their company. Therefore, we are spotlighting Bethany Nelson, the Export Control Coordinator for the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Bethany is a self-proclaimed “nerd” when it comes to compliance! Over the past 5 years, she’s helped UW-Madison’s Export Control Office grow into a more robust program, through dedicated outreach and education programs. Bethany has done this under the leadership of Tom Demke, the UW-Madison’s Export Control Officer. They ensure the University’s compliance with relevant federal regulations through hard work and dedicated effort.

Before she helped build UW-Madison’s Export Control Program, she earned a B.S. in physics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee but decided that quantum mechanics and black holes were just too pedestrian a field and got a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

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Topics: Export Compliance, Export Management, Trade Compliance

Export Compliance for Higher Education and Research Groups

Posted by Joseph Gabro

Companies conducting global trade are well aware of the need to properly address import and export regulations. But often less-known is the requirement for universities and research institutions to also comply with these often complex and thorny rules. And there are so many touch points that leave higher education organizations exposed to potential violations; often the staff and educators don’t realize they are violating trade laws that could lead to heavy fines or imprisonment. That's where Amber Road comes in!

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Topics: Export Management, Deemed Exports, Export Compliance, Restricted Party Screening, ITAR Compliance

Webinar Q&A: University Export Compliance: Protecting Against Risk

Posted by Courtney Correll

Last month, Amber Road hosted a webinar titled, University Export Compliance: Protecting Against Risk. The presenters included:

  • Tanta Myles, University of Alabama
  • Steve Swanson, Amber Road
  • Scott Parker, Amber Road

Colleges, universities, and research institutions are continuously challenged with maintaining a proper and efficient export compliance program, facing substantial risks if they do not adhere. This webinar highlights our new product, the University & Research Institution edition of Export-on-Demand, which simplifies the entire export compliance process, minimizing risk and protecting regulations. If you would like more information about this solution, check out our press release!

Our presenters provided insightful answers to various questions they received throughout the webinar. We have compiled their answers into a Q&A document - here is a preview:

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Topics: Export Management, Deemed Exports, Export Compliance, Restricted Party Screening

Upcoming Webinar: Hear How Univ. of Alabama is Protected Against Export Risk!

Posted by Joseph Gabro

If you haven't heard by now, Amber Road just released Export On-Demand University & Research Edition, a platform specifically designed for higher education and research institutions' export compliance. The risks for universities are substantial these days: major fines, imprisonment, loss of funding for projects, and a damaged reputation to name a few. The challenge is…how can one focused on ground-breaking research find the easiest way to ensure the highest level of export compliance? There are just not enough hours in the day, or so it seems.

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Topics: Export Management, Deemed Exports, Export Compliance, Restricted Party Screening

The Impact of Export Controls on Higher Education and Scientific Institutions

Posted by Gary M. Barraco

It is typical in today’s world that universities are screening students to ensure they are not on any government denied party and admissibility lists. But surveys conducted by Association of University Export Controls Officers (AUECO) show that the majority of academic institutions are challenged with regulatory compliance in multiple areas of their organization, not just student screening. Increased enforcement from government agencies and personal lawsuits have added a costly layer of risk to higher ed compliance. The importance of a holistic compliance program, including a centralized system leveraging technology, has become vital for universities and research institutions.

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Topics: Export Management, Export Compliance, Deemed Exports

Captain Compliance to the Rescue: Simplifying Export Compliance!

Posted by Joseph Gabro

As companies continue to grow, so too do the total shipments and countries in their global supply chain, further complicating existing export compliance processes. Whether it be restricted party lists, export controls, license requirements, or the various regulatory risks exporters face on a daily basis, an automated and configurable solution is needed to make things easier - that's where Captain Compliance comes in!

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Topics: Export Management, Export Compliance, Deemed Exports, Restricted Party Screening

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