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Dawn Olesky Named STTAS Vice President of Drawback Operations

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Detroit, MI — June 11, 2013 Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services is pleased to announce the promotion of Dawn Olesky to the position of Vice President of Drawback Operations, effective May 15. Ms. Olesky now oversees all drawback efforts for STTAS, a leading international trade and managed services consulting firm.

“Dawn is a significant addition to the STTAS executive management team and continues to be highly client and results focused,” said STTAS Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Alfred D’Amico. “Her advancement within the organization recognizes her significant contributions to STTAS’ global service offerings and her abilities in growing our business.”

Drawback is a 99% refund of import duties, taxes and fees paid based upon exports, but there are a number of complexities associated with the program. Olesky has been active in drawback operations since 1991 and her knowledge allows STTAS clients to maximize savings and expand global sales. In 2012 alone, under her guidance, drawback programs saved STTAS clients over $30 million.

Olesky is also a member of the American Association of Exporters and Importers Drawback Committee and has been a licensed customs broker since 1997.

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About STTAS & ST&R

STTAS is recognized as the leading provider of customs and international trade advisory services to the public and private sectors. STTAS offers hands-on global import/export solutions for multinational companies eager to increase their ability to move merchandise across international borders in an efficient, seamless and compliant manner. STTAS also assists governments throughout the world in building customs agencies and procedures that expand import and export capabilities, reduce risk factors, and comply with international standards.

STTAS is affiliated with the customs and international trade law firm of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. (ST&R). ST&R concentrates its practice in assisting clients with the movement of goods, personnel and ideas across international borders.  ST&R provides governments, manufacturers, importers, exporters and retailers the advice and counsel they require to succeed amid the constantly changing demands of global trade.

Combined, we are currently the largest provider of customs and international trade services worldwide with over 600 global trade professionals located in 12 offices in six countries. Our success is based on a combination of unsurpassed domain expertise, proprietary technology and business process best practices.

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