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Jackie Adamson


Jacqueline Adamson began her accomplished career in the Import / Export Industry in 1973 with the John S. James Company, an international and domestic freight forwarding company. There she was responsible for operations at 4 regional offices: Charleston, SC, Charlotte, NC, Norfolk, VA and Wilmington, NC.

In 1995 she decided to turn her expertise toward risk management and joined Roanoke Trade Services, an International Insurance Broker as Regional Vice President of the Southeast Region of the United States.

For the next 18+ years she would specialize in import and export risk management of domestic and international cargo for the company, which was the largest provider of Customs Bonds in the US. Her position included responsibility for the operations and sales of the southeast region, with an additional focus on key national accounts.

Adamson also assisted in authoring their Customs Bonds Manual. She provided training on cargo insurance and customs bonds to brokers and forwarders around the U.S.

Her list of awards and accomplishments is equally impressive. She was named “Career Woman of the Year” by the Charleston Business and Professional Women’s Association. She was also the recipient of the coveted “Beacon Award” for long-term, distinguished service to the South Carolina Maritime Industry.

Adamson co-chaired the AES Trade Resource Group; a group consisting of importers, exporters, US Customs, US Department of Commerce, US Department of Agriculture, US Food and Drug Administration and the trade which sought to bring industry together with government for the preliminary design of the Automated Export System. She received a commendation from the Commissioner of Customs for contributions and leadership to the successful development and implementation of Phase One of the Automated Export System.

She was also the first woman to serve on the National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of America, Board of Directors for three, two-year terms. She served as a member of the Education Committee of the NCBFAA National Education Institute and as we as served as chairman of their PAC.

She also served as President of the Charleston Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association of Charleston, Inc., for two terms and also a licensed Customs Broker.

She founded and was the first Chairperson of Charleston Women in International Trade, also serving on the board of directors of the Organization of Women in International Trade.

Adamson served on the Board of Directors for the Maritime Association of South Carolina In her free time, she is a Guardian ad Litem and enjoys ancestry research.