BRANDI PAYNES-BERNARD is a consultant for Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. She assists clients in traditional customs areas including tariff classification, valuation, broker compliance, trade preference programs and free trade agreements. She has substantial experience in almost every product area of the tariff schedule, with special emphasis on Chapters 84, 85 and 90.
Before joining ST&R, Ms. Paynes-Bernard served in numerous positions with Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services, including account manager, team leader, and program manager. Her work included overseeing work by a global staff on product classification and trade compliance, particularly in the automotive industry.
Ms. Paynes Bernard holds a B.A. in international relations from Michigan State University. She is also a licensed U.S. customs broker and earned a project management professional certification.