Greg Hodge of TRG Direct Awarded the 2009 ICPA Founder’s Day Award

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During the 7th annual International Compliance Professionals Association conference, Greg Hodge was awarded the Founders Day Award. This recognizes the ICPA member who brought the most new members to the association over the past year.

The International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA) is a group of compliance professionals who share ideas and promote the need for informed compliance. The association hosted its 7th Annual Conference in Orlando, FL, March 14th – 18th. During the opening ceremony, Ann Lister, Co-founder of the trade association, announced the recipient of the 2009 Founders Day Award. Greg Hodge of TRG Direct was acknowledged as the member who referred the largest number of new ICPA members.

Greg Hodge, TRG Direct senior account executive, has been a member of the ICPA and attended the annual events for the past four years. A true advocate for the networking of compliance professionals, Greg was excited to see that his influence was leading more professionals to this elite group of compliance experts stating, "I was very surprised to be awarded the Founders Award. As a customer/friend pointed out, the ICPA ‘family’ makes work feel more like home". Greg proudly displayed the award at TRG Direct’s service provider booth during the 5-day convention.

Each year a trophy is displayed at the registration booth of the conference. The trophy lists the names of past recipients and the saying, “Building the Future, One Member at a Time”. Previous recipients of the award include:

¡    2009 – Greg Hodge
¡    2008 – Rick Miller
¡    2007 – Pete Mento
¡    2006 – Mario Aleman
¡    2005 – Laura Lyons
¡    2004 – Jay Mittleman
¡    2003 – Jeff Tooze

About TRG Direct
TRG Direct is an importer direct-filing Software as a Service (SaaS). Over the past few years, TRG Direct has become the fastest-growing Web-based solution for filing Customs entries in-house. TRG Direct provides a compliance-based solution that allows importers of various sizes to save thousands of dollars annually in outsourcing fees. Even though savings has been a significant factor in the decision for many importers to direct file, the increased supply chain visibility and U.S. Customs compliance are known to be two of the greatest benefits of TRG Direct. The company offers solutions for both customs entry and Importer Security Filing self-filing.

About the ICPA
ICPA was established by Ann Lister and Lynda Westerfield to serve the needs of international trade compliance professionals. Over the years it has grown from an informal e-mail list into an organization of over 1500 members. ICPA members have access to and take part in the most vital discussions surrounding international trade today. Helping to ensure the views of those working to develop trade compliance best practices are known to government and industry partners whose policies affect every company’s bottom line.


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