Chris Leggett joined the Central Florida International Trade Office (CFITO) in September 2018. 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.
Prior to joining the CFITO, Chris spent over ten years 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 fisheries, food and agriculture sectors.