Census Bureau's Foreign Trade Division Names New Trade Ombudsman
The U.S. Census Bureau's Foreign Trade Division has announced that Mr. Omari Wooden has been named as the Foreign Trade Division's Trade Ombudsman. Mr. Wooden replaces Jerry Greenwell, who retired in January 2009 after more than 36 years with Census.
Mr. Wooden joined the U.S. Census Bureau's Foreign Trade Division in October 1997. He had been the project manager for postdeparture reporting program in the Automated Export System (AES) Branch.
Mr. Wooden has been recognized numerous times for his outstanding work with the export trade community, including special recognition for his effort with AES Team for marketing and customer service. Most recently, Mr. Wooden received a team Silver Medal Award for Leadership from the Department of Commerce for his work on the revision and implementation of the new Foreign Trade Regulations.
Mr. Wooden received his BS degree in Mathematics from the University of Maryland at College Park. He also received a Master of Science in Management from the University of Maryland and a Master's Certificate in Project Management from the George Washington University School of Business.