CEO of Trusted Trade Alliance LLC
Bryce Blegen is CEO of Trusted Trade Alliance LLC, responsible for managing the organization's global activities from its headquarters in Vancouver, Washington, USA. Mr. Blegen is also Managing Director of the Trusted Trade Institute and Senior Lecturer & Regional Representative, Americas, for the Centre for Customs & Excise Studies, Charles Sturt University. Previous positions include the role of president of one of the leading providers of global customs and trade software solutions, and 15 years of experience in senior legal and import- and export-compliance positions at two of the globe's largest automotive and diversified electronics manufacturing groups, with postings in the US, Germany, and France.
Mr. Blegen's work is focused in the areas of global import and export compliance, supply-chain security, and cross-border process optimization. He has been active in spearheading customs simplification and trade facilitation initiatives in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and China, working closely with trade associations and government officials. He served as co-chair of the 2008 and 2010 World Customs Forums at the World Customs Organization in Brussels and in Istanbul, as well as of the 2012 Global Customs Forum in Sao Paolo, Brazil. He is also a member of the International Customs Law Academy and the American Council on Germany. Mr. Blegen is a frequent speaker on customs and trade topics in the US and Europe.
Mr. Blegen received a Juris Doctor and a Master of Arts in International Studies from the University of Denver in 1989. He is admitted as an attorney in Illinois, the US Federal Courts, and the Court of International Trade. He is fluent in English and German.