Kaitlyn Alessi is a Senior Director at Ankura with over 13 years of professional experience in international trade compliance and U.S. government contracting. She has experience designing, implementing, leading, and sustaining U.S. export/import, technology control, and data security compliance programs and solutions for both U.S. and non-U.S. companies, with a focus on making compliance a competitive advantage in the global marketplace. She has extensive experience developing and enhancing compliance policies and procedures; creating and providing training; assessing and implementing critical technology controls; drafting and managing export authorizations; implementing automated compliance solutions; and operating under a government-imposed consent agreement. She is based in New York.
Prior to joining Ankura, Kate was an international trade compliance manager and empowered official at a leading multinational aerospace, technology, and defense company where she supported the compliance needs of over 3,500 engineers in addition to supporting the design, implementation, and operationalization of a world-class trade compliance program. She also led the creation and deployment of a U.S. trade compliance program at a Sino-American joint venture while on an expatriate assignment in mainland China.
Earlier in her career, she served as a U.S. government contract specialist at another aerospace and defense company where she supported unmanned system programs.
Kate’s professional experience includes: