Annette Barnes began her career in the freight forwarding industry in 1980, and her pride for logistics is just as strong as ever.
"I began as a Distribution Clerk in the Ocean Department, there I received the training that has taken me through my years in the industry. I learned how to prepare the documents for Letter of Credit shipments and the logistics of exporting all types of commodities throughout the world.
One year later, I was transitioned to the Special Projects Department working on the United Nations account. I worked on relocating their staff to various countries and sending needed supplies to several countries that the United Nations personnel were assisting. This was quite interesting as I discovered what an important role the United Nations played in the world. Divisions like United Nations Development Program and United Nations Children's Fund helped the development of the economy of several countries. They also monitored and protected the rights of children and adults.
Years later, I transferred to the Air Export Division, where I discovered my passion for the industry. I trained new staff on all aspects of exporting including documentation. I pride myself on obtaining the most competitive rate possible for our customers.
In 2011, Mallory Alexander International Logistics New York Office opened and my coworkers here, they have become family. Besides working with a wonderful Mallory family, my experience here has been positive, and filled with new experiences each day. I have meet some wonderful people through Mallory, all around the world and will continue to give thanks to this company. What I have realized in this industry, there is always something new to learn and I look forward to learning all that I can.
My time away from the office is spent cooking as I love to share whatever I make with others. I enjoy early morning walks, and love relaxing near the water. I don't enjoy and love anything more however, than spending quality time with my precious five year old grandson, that brings we more joy than I could ever imagine."