In 1992, Catherine Petersen founded C J Petersen & Associates, LLC, a research, training and consulting firm located in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. She has designed documentation and procedure manuals for importers and exporters, and has co-authored three highly regarded training manuals. Ms. Petersen is a speaker and trainer on international commercial documentation, regulations, as well as transportation and payment procedures for international commercial transactions.
Ms. Petersen has extensive practical experience as a freight forwarder and ocean carrier representative, and has been active in international business since 1980. She combines her real world experience and commitment to excellence with carefully chosen experts and specialists to provide you with complete solutions to your unique problems and opportunities.
Ms. Petersen holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in regional planning from Mankato State University, Minnesota. In addition, she is active in several organizations including:
Minnesota Freight Advisory Committee, MN/DOT, MN
Midwest Global Trade Association, MN
Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C.
Minnesota District Export Council, Minneapolis, MN
In 2005, Catherine J. Petersen was awarded a Customs Broker License by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.