Melissa Irmen, is Senior Vice President at ISCM, Inc., a Washington, DC based consulting firm with unmatched experience in Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) applications, setup, technology, and regulatory agency insight. Her specialties include Foreign-Trade Zone setup and administration, compliance technology implementation, audit preparation, and training in the disciplines required for trade compliance success. Melissa is an Accredited Zone Specialist and served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ) for many years, including as Chair of the Board. Melissa is an active participant in various international trade initiatives and organizations and speaks regularly on global trade topics. She provides technology and trade expertise to many CBP working groups, including, most recently, one focused on utilizing Emerging Technologies. She also serves as the Chair of the FTZ Committee of the Trade Support Network.