Program Manager, Central Florida International Trade Office
Founded in 2014, the Central Florida International Trade Office (CFITO) provides a single point of contact for navigating international trade resources available in Central Florida. As Program Manager, Chris leads the CFITO efforts to help businesses in Central Florida take advantage of the opportunities available from importing and exporting. He raises awareness of the benefits of trade and improves trade literacy by offering educational seminars; promotes networking with incoming foreign trade delegations; and helps direct local business leaders to the programs and resources available to assist them in accessing the global marketplace.
With over twenty years’ experience in international trade, Chris Leggett joined CFITO as Program Manager in 2018. For the previous ten years, he enjoyed the privilege of representing the interests of exporters in the Canadian Embassies in Washington, DC, and Brussels, Belgium (Mission to the European Union), with a focus on reducing unfair and unnecessarily burdensome trade barriers to agri-food exports. Chris began his career in Ottawa with the Government of Canada working in the agriculture and food sectors.