Jennifer Kissner is the Director of Global Trade Compliance for Newell Brands – Jarden Group. Jennifer directs global import and export compliance processes and supply chain security. Her span of responsibility includes developing, managing and implementing worldwide trade compliance strategy, programs and projects to ensure compliance with U.S. government export and import regulations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations, as well as government regulations in other global locations.
Jennifer began her career with IBM’s International Trade and Logistics division. After 12 years she left IBM and joined Flextronics International as their Global Import Compliance Manager. While at Flextronics she was promoted to the Director of Global Trade Compliance expanding her responsibilities to both Global Import and Export compliance. Jennifer is as an accomplished Trade Compliance professional with over 20 years of import /export compliance and supply chain security experience. She has a BS in Business Management and an MBA from The University of Phoenix, she is a licensed US Customs broker since 2001 and a member of the International Compliance Professional Association.
Ken McElroy serves as Manager of Global Trade Risk for The Home Depot. Ken leads the Global Security Verification program as well as a growing export operation and compliance program.
Ken’s previous experience includes 32 years of progressive responsibility managing nearly every supply chain business discipline; including cross border operations, supply chain security, supply and demand planning, display packaging and manufacturing operations all with Colgate Palmolive.
Patricia Cerisano is Global Customs & Trade Compliance Manager at Husky Injection Molding Systems, the world’s largest brand name supplier of injection molding equipment and services to the plastics industry. Patricia has been with Husky for over 17 years, where she has held various Customs & Trade Compliance positions during her tender. Her global responsibilities include; Customs and Trade Compliance teams in Canada, USA, Luxembourg, Latin America, India, Japan and China as well as managing Husky’s global C-TPAT and Customs Security programs.
Patricia joined Husky from Spar Aerospace, where she was Customs & Traffic Coordinator. Patricia holds the professional certification of a Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) from the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers, and she holds certificates in Logistics from the Canadian Institute of Traffic &Transportation, and in Purchasing from Humber College, where she also holds a degree in Business Administration.
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Lesa is the manager of several programs under the Global Trade Compliance department. Her span of responsibilities includes but is not limited to; CTPAT, Patriot Act and AML Direct Imports, IPR education for CBP and Port of Entry Security Process as well as, classifying all private brand and direct import merchandise for all JC Penney divisions.
Lesa has been with JC Penney for 31 years. Her responsibilities have ranged from international sourcing, exports, social responsibility, customs, and compliance.
Scott Hannaford is the Customs Compliance Analyst for Canadian Tire Corporation where he is responsible for ensuring compliance with border security requirements for the Canadian Tire Retail (CTR) and Party City Canada (PC) business units which make up the Canadian Tire-owned Family of Companies. Since 2014, Scott’s primary role has focused on maintaining Canadian Tire Corporation’s border security programs including that of the U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) and Canada Customs Partners in Protection (PIP) programs.
Scott has developed internal audits and reporting for all CTR and PC vendors, suppliers, and carriers to ensure compliance with the US and Canadian security programs and mitigate risk within the international supply chain. Prior to joining CTC, Scott was with GGI International (aerospace, medical, industrial, and defense) where he developed and obtained CTPAT Certification in 2004.
Jodi has been with Meijer for 17 years in both Inbound Logistics and Customs Compliance. Prior to her current role, she held the position of Global Logistics Manager for general merchandise.
Currently, she is responsible for the CTPAT program at Meijer, working closely with internal partners such as Sourcing, Social Compliance, Asset Protection, Internal Audit, IT, and the CTPAT Task Force.
Michelle has been with The Home Depot for 23 years in various areas including Global Sourcing, Global Trade Services, and Global Trade Audit. Prior to her current role, she held the position of Global Trade Audit Manager, responsible for Transactional and Focused Audits of entries into the U.S. and Canada.
In her current role, she is responsible for the CTPAT program at The Home Depot, working closely with internal partners such as Global Sourcing, Social Responsibility, International Logistics, and Quality Assurance.
Nick Matlach is a versatile global security leader and executive with a 16-year career that includes broad experience spanning physical, cyber, and digital asset protection, loss prevention, supply chain security, investigations, security assessments, compliance, and event security. In 2012, he joined Hasbro and now serves as the Director of Global Security Compliance. He leads an international organization responsible for protecting content, cargo, data, and intellectual property from concept to distribution within the company and at third-party facilities. Nick’s responsibilities include the execution of Hasbro’s CTPAT program, which has been recognized three times over 19 years as Tier 3 by the US Customs and Border Protection.
Nick’s previous work includes cybersecurity consulting for IBM and five years supporting US Supreme Court Justices and court personnel. He is a licensed attorney and holds CISSP, CPP, and CPP/IT certifications. Nick also serves as Executive Board Member with the Content Distribution and Security Associations board and several working groups.
Nick earned his JD from The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law in 2010 and a BA in Political Science from Flagler College in 2005.
Penny has been working on the SCAN program for six years for BSI in China. She is responsible for SCAN audit facilitation and CAPA management.
Prior to her current work, she was a security compliance auditor for a service provider for three years and conducted 500+ onsite audits in factories in China focusing on labor, EHS, and supply chain security.
Chad J. Plants is a cross-functional logistics professional with 30 years of experience developing lean operational environments. Chad is a licensed US Customs broker who started his career in the Customs Brokerage industry. In his 17 years with Newell, Chad has consistently delivered savings, improved efficiency, and reduced risk while supporting Supply Chain & Logistics. Chad’s career has progressed at Newell, managing Distribution, Transportation, and Customs Compliance operations for the Commercial Group.
As Sr. Manager, of Global Supply Chain Security, Chad provides enterprise strategy, support, and guidance to ensure Newell Brands meets all minimum-security compliance requirements established by the Department of Homeland Security and Newell’s customers. Chad provides oversight to all Supply Chain Security certifications in all applicable countries as well as develops, documents, and provides training on policies & procedures in support of CTPAT, AEO, PIP, and other Supply Chain Security programs.
Dave’s career background includes 5 years as the VP of Global Security Operations including managing the company’s global supply chain security program. While in this role, Dave participated as one of the founders of SCAN, becoming the first Board Chair.
Prior to his role in Security Operations, Dave was one of the VP General Counsels at Walmart where he supervised a legal team supporting Ethics and Global Security divisions.
Previous to Walmart, he spent 30+ years with the IRS-Criminal Investigation Division and the US Department of Justice (Criminal Division) working on and supervising financial crimes prosecutions. During this same period, Dave remained in the military reserve compo net, retiring in 2010.
He was very fortunate to rejoin SCAN in August of 2018 as Executive Director. SCAN has always had a special place in his professional life. As the Executive Director, he will be the daily go-to source to assist the Board, members, and BSI in managing supply chain-related issues and facilitating resolutions.
Summer has been an Administrative Assistant and Project Coordinator for SCAN Association for two years.
She is a nonprofit development practitioner with 15 years of experience working with various nonprofit organizations to help establish and implement fundraising and marketing strategies. Currently, Summer works with the SCAN Association in support of its Board of Directors and under the direction of the executive director. She holds a bachelor’s in Mass Media from Henderson State University.