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Member Spotlight: Jaime Sikes

Sunday, November 27, 2022 9:35 AM | Deleted user

Jaime Sikes

Jaime is a new member of ITC and was recently elected to fill  a vacant term on the Board of Directors. She is also the Vice Chair of the ITC Events Committee. Jaime joined ITC because of an invitation from Anh Sirridge who told her about ITC on the first day she started working for Design Resources Inc. " It sounded like an interesting and rewarding opportunity…mostly because these types of groups were not readily available to me when I started in the industry," Jaime said. As the Import Manager at DRI since February 2022, she is in her element and wants to keep doing importing until she has nothing left to learn (basically forever).

Jaime started to work at Fritz as a freight forwarder fresh out of college. She spent close to 9 years as a freight forwarder before jumping over to the importer side. She likes that being a freight forwarder led her to importing.

So far, Jaime has only travelled domestically, but her favorite city in the US is Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.

Fun Facts & Advice

Name three people (dead or alive) that you would invite to dinner:

  • Tony Hawk
  • Roy Lichtenstein
  • Andrew Garfield

What was the last book that you read?

I’m usually reading several at a time (long story) …I recently re-read “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton

Who inspires you?

My daughter Marleigh

What advice would you give someone who wants to get into International Business/International Trade?

This industry is a lot of “hurry up and wait”. Remember to have an open mind, take lots of notes, and always bring your patient pants.

What else do you want to tell us about yourself/what is something unique about you that is generally not known?

I could spend hours in an art museum and never get bored or tired. Also, I can go somewhere just once and remember everything about it. 

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