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AES Broadcast  05/06/2009          Broadcast  #  2009017
Announcing the Foreign Trade Division's New Trade Ombudsman
 Mr. Omari Wooden recently accepted the position of Foreign Trade Division’s 
         Trade Ombudsman and his effective date is April 26, 2009.
Mr. Wooden joined the U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division in 
         October 1997.  He had been the project manager for postdeparture reporting 
         program in the Automated Export System (AES) Branch.  Mr. Wooden has been 
         recognized numerous times for his outstanding work with the export trade 
         community.  He has received special recognition for his effort with AES 
         Team for marketing and customer service.  He has been awarded a group 
         Hammer Award for his work on the AES.  In addition, he was also awarded 
         a group Director’s Award for Innovation, for his work on AESPcLink.  Most 
         recently, Mr. Wooden received a team Silver Medal Award for Leadership 
         from the Department of Commerce for his work on the revision and implementation 
         of the new Foreign Trade Regulations.  Mr. Wooden received his BS degree in 
         Mathematics from the University of Maryland at College Park.  He has received 
         a Master of Science in Management from the University of Maryland at University 
         College.  In addition, he has received a Master’s Certificate in Project 
         Management from the George Washington University School of Business.  Omari 
         can be reached by phone at 301-763-3829, by cell phone at 301-467-9387, 
         or by email at
         For further information or questions, contact the U.S. Census Bureau's 
         AES Branch at 1-800-549-0595, menu option 1 or at
         or online at 

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Created: 17 May 200
Last modified: 10 September 2015 at 01:17:21 PM