Wendy Epley has been specializing in the trade compliance industry for nearly 12 years. Certified as an Export Compliance Professional in both the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) since 2011. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Global Business from Arizona State University (Magna Cum Laude) and received her Master of Science degree in Regulatory Trade Compliance from Dunlap-Stone University (Suma Cum Laude). Her knowledge extends beyond U.S. regulations with an understanding of other export control regimes such as the European Union, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and China.
"It is easy to tell someone what the regulations say, but when you show them what it means and how to stay in compliance, it reduces the fear they once had in how to manage various issues of concern. I also feel this in turn helps to strengthen the global marketplace because businesses are better equipped to handle the multitudes of regulatory burdens they face not just in getting a product or service out of their home country, but the issues they could face in getting that product or service to their ultimate destination."
Wendy has extensive knowledge of the complexities of managing a trade compliance program with institutions of higher education and scientific research. She was hired in 2011 by the University of Miami as the University’s first Export Compliance Officer; in 2015 became New York University’s first Import & Export Compliance Officer where she evolved and managed the trade compliance program for all of the university’s global sites, which included Shanghai, China and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. She has over 20 years experience working for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies providing her with a comprehensive business acumen in a variety of industries.
Wendy has served as the subject matter expert for the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program’s Export Compliance series since 2012. In 2016, Dunlap-Stone University brought Wendy on as faculty to teach various courses on U.S. export controls. As an emeritus member of the Association for University Export Control Officers (AUECO), Wendy has presented over the years on various export control topics pertinent to institutions of higher education and research, and served on the Executive Board. Wendy is not a lawyer, thus legal guidance should be obtained from an appropriate legal professional. Wendy provides trade compliance guidance and management solutions to build a robust trade compliance program for any business.