Danielle Riggs

Danielle Riggs

Managing Director, Würth Logistics USA Inc., Senior Director of Global Trade, Logistics and Systems, Würth Industry of North America

What do you like most about your job?

What I love most about trade compliance is that the day-to-day environment of import/export, and the regulations that govern these activities, is ever changing and rarely do we deal with the exact same situation twice. I love being a part of a team that gets to work through new and complex situations each and every day. It makes this job fun, exciting, and challenging - exactly my type of environment!

What do you like to do when you're not working?

When I'm not working, I like to be spending time with my family. Whether we're just hanging out at home for the weekend or traveling to some fun vacation destination - that quality time is what this is all about.

What are your favorite sports teams?

I'm a college sports fan more than anything, and I'm always rooting for my Alma Mater - Michigan State University - GO GREEN!! I'd be remiss if I didn't say that the Indianapolis Colts hold a spot in my favorites list - but professional ball isn't as much fun to me.

What is a typical day like for you?

A typical day in trade compliance is a fast-paced juggling act working to get our products in and out of the country; while simultaneously ensuring that all of the facts and documents related to these shipments are compliant with our regulations.

What's a fun fact about you?

I graduated from undergraduate studies with a Bachelor's of Science in Early Childhood Development (along with a teaching degree). It doesn't make much sense that a first grade school teacher moves to international trade compliance and falls in love with the business - but, it definitely proves that what is meant to be will be!