Brian M. Cope is currently Director, International Trade for International Paper Company. He leads the International Trade team and manages compliance with all laws and regulations which apply to company-wide import and export transactions. Brian also worked for over eight years for the U.S. Customs Service, Regulatory Audit Division, serving as a Regulatory Auditor in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. He became a Senior Regulatory Auditor while U.S. Customs became U.S. Customs and Border Protection as part of Department of Homeland Security. Brian earned a Master of Business Administration degree, in International Business, from Northern Kentucky University. Brian is also cum laude graduate of Morehead State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting.