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Chris Wade
Assistant Vice President

Chris joined Avalon as one of its first employees in 1998. She began working as Regional Vice President of the company’s Chicago regional office. After four years, she then utilized her skills and experience in the establishment of a National Accounts department for Avalon. Chris and her staff provide dedicated service to the largest and most complex third-party logistics companies.

Chris is a licensed insurance producer and has over 30 years of experience in providing surety and insurance solutions to the logistics industry. Prior to joining Avalon, she began her career in the bond claims department for a surety company. She then became the Bond Manager at the Chicago office of an insurance agent specializing in the broker/forwarder industry. Chris is an active member of several trade associations including the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA), Northern Border Customs Brokers Association (NBCBA) and Pacific Coast Council (PCC).

Through the years, Chris has built strong relationships with our largest customers and she has provided impeccable service that reaches each client's unique needs. Her understanding of the customs broker/freight forwarder business coupled with her expertise in surety and insurance is important to our clients that rely on solutions from Avalon.