Ursula M. Wegrzynowicz Joins LR INTERNATIONAL as Business Development Manager
LR INTERNATIONAL INC., a full service global logistics provider, is pleased to announce the addition to their staff of Mrs. Ursula M. Wegrzynowicz as their new Business Development Manager. Starting on August 29, 2016. Ursula's responsibilities will include introducing exporters and importers to the shipping, consulting, crating, warehousing, documentation and cargo insurance services that LRI offers.
Mrs. Wegrzynowicz's career in international trade spans two decades. Ursula began her career at the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. marketing the bank's trade finance services. She broadened her international trade experience working with importers and exporters while employed in the international departments of JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo. Most recently she was as a Principal at Trade Acceptance Group (TAG), a specialty trade finance brokerage, where she was instrumental in the company being recognized as Ex-Im Bank's Broker of the Year two times. During Ursula's tenure TAG also received the President's "E" Award for Excellence in Export Services in 2015.
Ursula currently holds an appointment from the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve on the Illinois District Export Council and also serves on the grant committee of Metro Chicago Exports. She is a member of the Illinois Advisory Board to the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition and a member of various international trade organizations around the Midwest. Ursula is an active speaker for trade organizations and universities on the topics of export trade credit insurance and international trade finance. Ursula received her B.A. in Political Science from Loyola University Chicago in 1995 and her M.A. in International Affairs from American University in 1997.
LR International is an IATA endorsed global freight forwarding and logistics company with headquarters in Franklin Park, IL USA and partners in over 120 countries worldwide. With 9 warehouses in the USA, 4 in Canada, 2 in Mexico and global representative offices, LRI has the resources to manage the shipping and distribution of export and import cargo at competitive prices. Founded in 1988, LRI is a two-time recipient of the President's "E" Award for Excellence in Export Services as well as an Illinois Governor's Export Award winner for service to Illinois exporters. LRI is a proud member of The Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism- C-TPAT.
Ric Frantz, C.E.O. of LRI, who is serving his 7th consecutive appointment to the District Export Council of Illinois, stated "I have worked with Ursula for many years as a strategic partner in helping U.S. companies take the next step into exporting their products and she has been an outstanding resource. Her expertise in export, combined with her care for her clients and attention to detail are a winning combination. We could not be happier to have such an outstanding professional in international business joining us at LRI".