Toni L. Garcia

GTC Instructor

After 30+ years’ in international logistics and trade; Toni is what many refer to as a “trade geek”. (Although she prefers to think of herself as “passionate” about her chosen profession). Toni is a Certified Customer Specialist and a Licensed U.S. Customs Broker.

She has had the honor of serving on the Board of Directors for a national U.S. trade organization, International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA), and the former St. Louis World Trade Club. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Trade Compliance Professionals Roundtable (STLTCPR) and as an adjunct professor for the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL).

Toni enjoys contributing to the development of aspiring customs and logistics professionals. In 2016 she joined Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company of Maryland Heights Missouri in the capacity of Global Trade Compliance Leader. There she oversees Watlow’s business processes with Customs and other Government agencies regarding international trade on a global basis.

Formerly, Toni developed and managed the trade compliance program at Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions; administered trade related programs with fourteen Emerson businesses as a Program Manager for DHL; was responsible for the trade program of Sherwood Medical Company and has held various other positions related to international trade, both in St. Louis and Los Angeles.

She is always happy to share her knowledge with others.

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