During its recent annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) announced the election of Rene Romero, President, AM-MEX International, to a two-year term as Area 8 Director.

NCBFAA members in Area 8, which includes the southern borders of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California, elected Mr. Romero. He replaces term-limited Director A. E. “Neto” Roser, Director US Customs Operations, Roser & Cowen Logistical Customs Services, Ltd., Brownsville, TX.

‘I look forward to actively taking part in the deliberations of the NCBFAA by bringing the voice of the southern border members into that decision making process so that that the dynamic issues facing the southern border continue to receive consideration,’ he said. ‘In that, I am following the fine example in leadership and communication that my predecessor and our Border Broker Brother (BBB), Neto Roser, provided Area 8.’

A Customs Brokerage and Freight Forwarding company with offices in San Diego, Otay Mesa and Calexico, Mr. Romero’s firm initiated operations in 1984 and he has been continuously active in southern Border issues and organizations. Am-Mex was the first company to successfully transmit e-Manifest through the Otay Mesa Port of Entry. In 1981, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from San Diego State University in Business Administration and is a Life Member of Delta Sigma Pi.

Mr. Romero was the General Chairman for WESCCON in 2002 & 2003, is the Chairman for the Fresh Produce Committee, Treasurer for the San Diego Customs Brokers Association, and regularly speaks at the Western Maquiladora Trade Association meetings.