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Ms. August has a multi-faceted career in marketing, communications, insurance and entrepreneurship. She has spent 20 years as an Owner/Director of several market leaders in the ATA Carnet (Corporation for International Business), US Customs bond and Marine Cargo insurance (The Roanoke Companies) businesses and is a licensed Property and Casualty Insurance Broker in the state of California. She also spent 5 years as the co-owner of the first digital television and film post-production studio in New York City, Digipix Editorial. Her experience with digital communication became the backdrop for electronic BtoB marketing of ATA Carnets and other international trade services.

Ms. August is the Secretary General of Trade Bridge International, Inc, a non-governmental organization committed to advocating for SME importers and exporters, with over 4000 members.

Leslie has a Master of Arts degree in Economics from De Paul University in Chicago and attended the elite Goodman School of Drama. She is active in marketing and communications organizations such as Gordon Training International, Search Engine Strategies and Wizard Academy. She is also the author of two weblogs: The ATA Carnet Adventure Blog and The Trade Bridge Blog.

Education and Professional:
1981 Bachelors of Arts, Economics, De Paul University, Chicago, IL
1983 Masters of Arts, Economics, De Paul University, Chicago, IL
1977-1979 Goodman School of Drama, Art Institute of Chicago, Professional Acting Student, Chicago, IL
1981-1983 Internships, Ropner Insurance Services and Bernard Group PLC, England
1981-1990 Licensed Insurance Broker - State of Illinois
2004 to date Licensed Insurance Broker - State of California