Linnea Deeds

Director of Educational Services

Springfield, MO

Linnea’s passion for continuous improvement and strategic solutions permeates her client approach. Whether designing custom training programs or supporting clients’ operational needs, Linnea’s keen awareness of the complex interplay and handoffs within a global supply chain benefit clients in significant and measurable ways. As a seasoned 27 year veteran, Linnea has saved companies millions in fines and penalties. She routinely devises approaches focused on minimizing duty outlays while complying with Customs regulations. She enjoys streamlining processes to reduce expenses while increasing global compliance. Linnea adeptly develops strategies to resolve complex compliance issues for both domestic and international entities. A born-teacher, Linnea leads Braumiller Consulting’s education program by designing, developing and presenting training on a broad-range of trade topics. She also coordinates and supports the educational efforts of our extensive team of trade professionals.

Linnea’s industry credentials include being a Licensed Customs Broker, Certified US Export Compliance Officer (C– USECO), and Certified Customs Specialist (CCS). Her career path includes experience with a multi-national retailer managing global import and export operations and serving as an Empowered Official. She also has extensive experience with global brokerage and forwarding operations comprising of imports, exports, information technology, logistics, warehousing, operations management, sales support and finally serving as Regional Customs Manager for air, ocean and courier operations.

This extensive, broad-based background includes in-depth analysis of all trade compliance issues, including ACE, FDA regulations, FWS regulations, free trade agreements, ISA audits, root cause analysis and corrective action implementation. Adept at leveraging data to tackle large classification projects, Linnea routines works with global product classification systems including the HTSUS, HTSCA, ECCN and USML. as well as the ECCN and USML. Linnea remains connected to her export roots with experience in export license application and management, deemed exports and restricted party screenings. She also has significant experience establishing, maintaining and auditing vendor compliance programs.

Linnea is currently pursuing her MBA from Western Governor’s University in Salt Lake City, UT. She was educated at the Edinburgh Business School, in Edinburgh Scotland, and received her Certificates in International Trade, Accounting, and Economics. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and History/Political Science from Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO