CIFFA Announces New Appointments to SecretariatCIFFA Announces New Appointments to Secretariat

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TORONTO March 23, 2017 – The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) announces two recent management changes to its secretariat.

Julia Kuzeljevich has been appointed as the Public Affairs Manager for the association’s secretariat. She brings over 16 years of experience as a journalist, most recently as Editor of Canadian Shipper magazine. Julia will be instrumental in the advancement of CIFFA’s advocacy agenda on behalf of members specifically and freight forwarders in general to ensure the free movement of goods into and out of Canada. She will help to influence public policy development positively and proactively and will help address regulatory issues that affect freight forwarders’ ability to conduct day-to-day business. She will also facilitate activities intended to build the reputation and profile of freight forwarders and their critical role enabling Canada’s economic prosperity and international competitiveness.

Stephen McDermott promoted to Director, Education and Marketing

After more than five years of increasing responsibility for the important education and training pillar of CIFFA’s mandate as Director of Education, Stephen McDermott has accepted additional challenges as CIFFA’s Marketing Director. Steve will be responsible for the CIFFA brand and all promotional activity. As the association approaches its 70th anniversary in 2018, Steve will also be responsible for introducing the exciting new logo.


The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) represents some 260 regular member firms from the largest of multi-national global logistics provider firms to small and medium sized Canadian companies. CIFFA member companies employ tens of thousands of highly skilled international trade and transportation specialists. As a vital component of Canada’s global supply chain, CIFFA member companies facilitate the movement of goods around the world. International freight forwarders are the foremost experts in cargo transportation solutions and an essential partner in advancing the Canadian economy and the economic prosperity of Canadians.

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