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Who we are... About the Board Members Transports. We are here to move. Moving the way you want. Ship Freight. Way of Transit excellence. Be Globally Connected.

Slide What we do?... The Long Island Import-Export Association was founded by Pat Moffett & Phyllis Schwartz in 1982. Since then, the Long Island Import Export Association has offered seminars covering a range of subjects focusing on key global issues. The goal is to help manufacturers, importers, business owners and “start-up” companies expand their knowledge in the field of international trade. LIIEA seminars are presented by accomplished and recognized professionals who offer their insight about the business environment today and their personal views of the future. The global market is constantly changing and our speakers are highly experienced in the fields of finance, sales, marketing, product development, legal issues, U.S. Customs and all others relevant to conducting business in today’s dynamic environment.

LIIEA Seminars Key Topics: U.S. Customs & Import Compliance
The Impact of HAZMAT in International Transportation
Export Documentation and Business Requirements
Insurance Issues & Terrorism Risk
International Finance & Letters of Credit
Port Security and Trade Logistics
Cross-cultural Communication
Air cargo security & compliance

Meet the Team

LIIEA Board Members

DON HOFFMAN
Chairman

P.O. Box 149
Oakdale, New York 11769
888 508-1288
dhoffman@hlg-llc.com

MIKE CHESTARO
Risk Management Director

449 Route 25A
Mount Sinai, N.Y. 11766
631 509-6388 ext 131
mikec@devitoagency.com

MARINA CORMACE
Regulatory Compliance Director

1300 Walt Whitman Road Melville NY 11647
631-547-8592
marina.cormace@nikon.com

LOUIS SHOICHET
Regulatory Compliance Director

551 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1100
NY NY 10176
212-249-0136
lshoichet@strtrade.com

ANDY SICILIANO
Finance Director

1 Huntington Quad – Suite 2CO4
Melville NY 11747
631-425-6057
asicilliano@kpmg.com

WANDA SAMPLE
Risk Management Director

646-490-5352
wsample@avalonrisk.com

CHARLES GILDERSLEEVE
Regulatory Compliance Director

700 Belleville Turnpike
Kearny NJ 07032
732-510-2870
cgil@hmit.net

RAY ZIZZO
Assistant Chair

646-312-2074
175 East 25 Street N
raymond.zizzo@baruch.cuny.edu

JAMES BLACK
Legal Advisor

100 Jericho Quad – Suite 300
Jericho, NY 11753
jblack@sallp.com

IVELISSE JAMES
Logistics Director

150 Albany Avenue
Freeport NY 11520
516-377-3000
ivelisse.james@dbschenker.com

STEVE BANASIAK
Regulatory Compliance Director

1130 Polaris Street
Elizabeth NJ 07201
908-351-2800
sbanasiak@eastcoastwarehouse.com

ELVIS MORALES
Regulatory Compliance Director

135 Duryea Road
Melville NY 11747
631-390-8093
elvis,morales@henryschein.com

THOMAS FUNKHOUSER
Treasurer

7600 Jericho Tpke -Suite 400
Woodbury NY 11797
516-802-0100 x 538
tfunkhouser@grccpas.com

PATTY BEJA
Logistics Director

99 Seaview Blvd
Port Washington NY 11050
516-998-4600×4282
pbeja@drivemedical.com

Meet Our Sponsors

H&M International Transportation Inc.
Charles Gildersleeve
(732) 510-2870
cgil@hmit.net
East Coast Warehouse
Steven Banasiak
(908) 351-2800
sbanasiak@eastcoastwarehouse.com
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