The Team

Sara Mayes

Sara L. Mayes

CEO and President

Sara is a graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York.  She has been involved in international trade since 1966.   Since 1989, Sara has been President of Fashion Accessories Shippers Association and Gemini Shippers Group.  She is on the Board of Directors of the International Trade and Marketing Department of Fashion Institute of Technology, and is a licensed U.S. Customs broker.

Arlene L. Blocker

Membership Director

Arlene has been involved in international trade since 1986.  For the past 14 years she has been the membership director for FASA / Gemini Shippers Group.  Prior to her employment at FASA/Gemini, Arlene held the position of Production Manager then Import Manager at Bag Bazaar, Ltd. She was with Bag Bazaar for 15 years. She is a graduate of Nassau Community College.

Anna Gorbatova-Dobran

Financial Manager

With a background in Business and Information Systems, for the past eight years Anna has headed the Accounting and Financial departments.  Her role allows her to work closely with both members and carriers.  In the most recent three years Anna has also been involved with the annual First Lady’s Luncheon event, assisting with the production of the handbags. She is a graduate of Pace University.