Wine and Spirits Shippers Association
Alison Leavitt is currently the managing director of WSSA (the Wine and Spirits Shippers Association). Leavitt has been involved in the international logistics industry for over 30 years. For 14 years, she served as the director of business development at Albatrans, Inc, a global freight forwarder headquartered in Florence, Italy, working on national accounts and strategic initiatives. Leavitt joined WSSA as managing director in 2013. WSSA represents over 500 members involved in the import and export of alcoholic beverages and related products, and manages over 35 service contracts and a half-billion dollar insurance program. She serves on various boards, including the Maine Port Authority, the Coalition of New England Companies for Trade, and Maine College of Art, and also serves on the Editorial Board of American Shipper, and is involved in the AgTC (Agriculture Transport Coalition). Leavitt has worked in all aspects of international trade, including ship agency, customs brokerage, freight forwarding, and contract negotiations. She has been a licensed customs broker since 1986.