Focused Assessment Audits: Forewarned is Forearmed!

  • October 16, 2012
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • ASU Skysong - 1475 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257


  • Must be a "Student Scholarship Member". Please see our Membership page for details.

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Focused Assessment Audits:  Forewarned is Forearmed! 

Customs User Group Meeting – Brown Bag Event

 Join us for our first Customs User Group meeting for OWIT-Phoenix.   Note New Date and New Time for this program.

This is an interactive, informal program where we will round-table discuss the Focused Assessment Audit experiences of PetSmart and Fender.

It's a Brown Bag affair so bring your own lunch or stop by the City Market Deli at SkySong (Phone: 480-675-7777) and pick up a tasty sandwich.  We will provide bottled water and cookies.  

So if your company has been audited by CBP, is anticipating an audit or you would like to know what to expect in the event of an audit, please bring your comments and questions and your lunch and hear first hand accounts from compliance managers working in the trenches.

About the presenters:

Our facilitators for this event are Chris Durnell, Fender and Jill Thurau, PetSmart.

Chris Durnell is the Trade Compliance Manager at Fender Musical Instruments Corporation in Scottsdale, AZ.  He is responsible for import and export compliance in the United States, and overseeing trade compliance for Fender’s overseas locations.  Previously he worked at Danzas-AEI and Fritz Companies.  He has a BA in International Business from Illinois Wesleyan University.  He is a Licensed US Customs Broker and has applied to become a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM).

Jill Thurau is the International Transportation Operations/Compliance Manager at PetSmart Corporate Headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona.  She is responsible for international trade compliance for both US and Canada and import transportation into the US.  She was previously employed by Honeywell International Inc for five years.  She has a BA in Business Administration and Spanish from Truman State University and a MBA in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management.  She holds a US Customs Broker License, is a Certified Customs Specialist – Canada, and is a Certified US Export Compliance Officer.


Tuesday October 16, 2012
Room 341
11:30 - 1:00 pm


ASU Skysong
1475 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85257


OWIT-Phoenix Members: Free
Student and Government Members: Free
Non-Members: $10

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