Jenae Ciecko, LCB
President & CEO
Jenae Ciecko has over 20 years of customs and trade management experience and is the President of Copper Hill Inc. Copper Hill provides specialized services to its customers in the area of Customs and trade management. Jenae founded Copper Hill with the goal of delivering the ultimate trade solution to its customers. Prior to starting Copper Hill, she held the position of Customs Compliance Manager for Magna. In this position she was the spokesperson for Customs compliance within her organization and convinced a culture built on de-centralization to centralize its customs compliance efforts in the spirit of creating a true culture of compliance for the organization. Jenae is a licensed Customs Broker and is the Corporate License Holder for Copper Hill. She also holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Michigan and an MBA in Strategic Leadership from Walsh College of Business.
Martin Spencer, LCB
Executive Vice President
Martin Spencer is Executive Vice President, for Copper Hill Inc., resident in the firm’s Detroit office. He has over 20 years of experience managing worldwide import and export compliance programs for multinational corporations in high-volume and time-sensitive industries.
A transformational and strategic compliance executive and operations leader, Mr. Spencer has experience in all aspects of import/export operations and has managed global trade activities for companies in a variety of industries, including automotive, defense, aerospace, healthcare, pharmaceutical, industrial machinery and raw materials. A licensed U.S. customs broker and a certified customs specialist, he has worked extensively in the areas of import and export classification, country of origin marking, duty preference eligibility, duty/fee optimization programs, border operations, post-entry audits, export controls on defense and dual-use goods, economic sanctions, anti-corruption policies, compliance with partner government agency requirements, and training.
Bradley Patton, LCB, CCS
Vice President, Zone Operations
Bradley Patton is the Vice President of Zone Operations. Mr. Patton is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, and execution of foreign-trade zone projects in a wide range of industries, aiming to ensure consistency with regulations and industry best practices.
As a software systems professional, he is knowledgeable in the design, development, and operation of software systems with a focus on foreign-trade zone systems.
A Licensed Customs Broker, Mr. Patton holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Troy University and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of West Florida. He is also a member of the NAFTZ.
Julissa Jaime, LCB
Vice President, Brokerage
As Vice President of Brokerage Operations, Julissa is responsible for the oversight, development, and growth of Copper Hill’s Customs Brokerage Operation. With over 18 years of experience managing Trade Compliance Programs and Brokerage Operations, Julissa is a wealth of knowledge. She has significant experience managing compliance programs for multinational companies in varying industries including automotive, heavy equipment, and industrial machinery. Most recently she served as Global Customs Compliance Manager for an automotive original equipment manufacturer, where she was responsible for oversight of North American Import/export activity, compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, and standardization of global partner supply chain requirements.
Julissa is a licensed Customs Broker and holds a BA in International Studies: Business Management from the University of Michigan.
In her spare time, Julissa plays competitive tennis and less competitive golf.
Eric Berry, LCB, CCS, AZS
Director, Trade Services
Eric Berry supervises a wide range of programs, leveraging his broad knowledge of program management principles and a strategic mindset to lead and develop team members.
He is a Licensed Customs Broker who provides foreign-trade zone consulting with the goals of achieving excellence in the areas of compliance and operational efficiency for PTSI’s clients.
Mr. Berry is experienced in providing consulting services related to the preparation of foreign-trade zone feasibility analyses, compliance reviews, prior disclosures, review and development of procedure manuals, FTZ activation and CBP security surveys, research for other zone related studies, and project management. He also has experience administering the day-to-day operations of foreign-trade zones. His operational experience includes FTZ admissions, transfers, adjustments, shipments, systems reviews, reconciliation, and issue troubleshooting and resolution. With a customer service mindset, he collaborates with the Sales and Marketing Division to support PTSI’s growth.
Mr. Berry has a B.A. in Business Administration from Huntingdon College including concentrated studies in marketing and international business, as well as a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary.
Mr. Berry is an Accredited Zone Specialist and an active member of the NAFTZ, serving on the Board of Directors.
Michael Yates is the IT Director for Copper Hill, Inc where he oversees the design, development, and management of Copper Hill and Point Trade Services’ internal software systems and technical infrastructure. His experienced team of engineers provides process automation and efficiency tools, data storage solutions, and client integration support.
Mr. Yates joined Copper Hill in 2022 and has been creating software solutions in the Customs and global trade management field since 2010. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.
Bill Anderson, LCB, CCS
Senior Manager, Systems & Implementation
As Sr. Manager of Managed Services, Bill Anderson provides strategic guidance to team members and is responsible for the overall management, direction, control and completion of foreign-trade zone operations for client projects.
Mr. Anderson has experience in a variety of FTZ manufacturing environments. He stays up to date on regulatory changes in the foreign-trade zone and trade and customs industry to guide his team to excellence in daily operations. Mr. Anderson also actively maintains an excellent working relationship with all key contacts related to his projects.
A Licensed Customs Broker, Mr. Anderson holds a B.S. in Finance from Illinois State University, and is a member of the NAFTZ.
Leslie Wilson, LCB, CCS
Senior Manager, Brokerage
Leslie Wilson is the Imports Manager of PTSI’s Brokerage Division. Ms. Wilson is responsible for the overall management of the company’s brokerage activities for a group of client projects ensuring consistency with commitments and goals.
As a Licensed Customs Broker, Ms. Wilson is knowledgeable in Customs and foreign-trade zones regulations. She has hands-on experience in the operations and day-to-day activities of a variety of warehousing and distribution foreign-trade zones.
Ms. Wilson holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Columbia College, and is a member of the NAFTZ and AAEI.
Lee Majors, LCB, CCS
Manager, Special Projects
Lee Majors is instrumental in the setup and implementation of foreign-trades zone projects in a variety of industries.
He assists in the analysis of systems and trade data, systems integration, and process improvements through automation and compliance with CBP regulations.
A Licensed Customs Broker, Mr. Majors holds a B.S. in Economics from Florida State University, and is a member of the NAFTZ.
Alia Quinn, LCB, CCS, AZS
Documentation Manager, Trade Compliance
As Trade Compliance Manager, Alia Quinn oversees the day-to-day compliance program for PTSI’s internal operations. She’s also responsible for implementing company and client policies and procedures, as well as industry best practices.
She provides knowledge and training to PTSI’s team members to review processes, guiding them in company and client compliance activities.
Ms. Quinn is knowledgeable in Customs and foreign-trade zones regulations. She has hands-on experience in the operations and day-to-day activities of foreign-trade zones in a variety of industries.
A Licensed Customs Broker, Ms. Quinn holds a B.A. in both Psychology and Sociology from the University of South Florida. Ms. Quinn is a member of the NAFTZ and the International Compliance Professionals Association.
Manager, Zone Operations
As Manager of the Managed Services division, Chuck Huffman oversees team members in managing zones for both the Manufacturing and Distribution sectors, overseeing day to day operations as well as providing guidance on complex questions from existing clients. He is instrumental in new client implementations and resource allocation to ensure excellent customer service.
Mr. Huffman has a B.S.in Criminology from Florida State University.
Brandi Stoddard, Program Manager of FTZ Managed Services provides strategic compliance leadership to team members and is responsible for overseeing foreign-trade zone operations. Brandi also manages consulting projects related to foreign-trade zone Application & Activation activities.
Brandi has broad experience with every aspect of the FTZ program including FTZ Board application activities, CBP Activation projects, FTZ Software Implementations and FTZ manufacturing and distribution operations amongst many types of industries. Brandi formerly served as a senior consultant and project manager for 7 years prior to her joining the Copper Hill team. She stays up to date on CBP regulatory changes in the foreign-trade zone and trade industry and strives to maintain excellence in client relations.
Brandi holds a BA in Industrial Anthropology from Eastern Michigan University, and is a member of the NAFTZ.
Nadia Storti is the Manager of the Brokerage Division for PointTrade Services, Inc. Ms. Storti is responsible for the management of the company’s Brokerage activities for all client projects. She oversees the services provided in order to navigate the many steps needed to meet governmental requirements and provide timely and accurate results for PTSI’s Brokerage clients.
Ms. Storti has an Industrial Arts Degree in Technical Business Management, Accounting from I.P.S.I.A., Italy.
As Marketing Manager, Amy Slusser uses her 14 years in the FTZ Managed Services industry to promote PTSI’s breadth of services through a variety of means, including industry conferences, PTSI’s website and via social media. She works hand in hand with the Operations team to promote an exceptional workplace, leading company forums and events.
Ms. Slusser has a B.S. in Business Marketing from Florida State University.
Programs Manager, Zone Operations
Nicole Feightner is the Programs Manager of the Zone Operations department. She is responsible for the development and compliance of projects and team members for both the FTZ Manufacturing and Distribution sectors. Ms. Feightner began her career with PointTrade Services, Inc. in 2013, where she advanced from the Team Leader and Project Manager positions.
During her tenure with PTSI, Ms. Feightner has assisted with the success of its FTZ projects including new client implementations, software systems implementation, developing processes, and optimizing zone operations.
Ms. Feightner has a B.S. in Business Administration from Florida State University.