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ST&R’s Feldman Among New Members of CBP Commercial Operations Committee

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske announced March 24 the following  20 members of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of CBP.

- Cynthia D. Allen, vice president and head of brokerage, U.S., DHL Global Forwarding

- Brenda Barnes, export account manager, Geo. S. Bush & Co. Inc.

- David Berry, vice president, Swift Transportation Corporation

- Scott Boyer, associate director, transportation-customs, Kraft Foods Group Inc.

- Heidi Bray, manager, U.S. and global customs compliance, FCA US LLC

- Celeste Catano, senior global strategist, Kewill

- Lenny Feldman, Operating Committee member, managing member of Miami office, and co-chair of Import/Export Practice Group, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

- Brandon Fried, executive director, The Airforwarders Association

- Lisa Gelsomino, president/CEO, Avalon Risk Management

- Suzanne “Susie” Hoeger, director of global trade compliance and policy, Abbott Laboratories

- Vincent Iacopella, managing director, Janel Group of Los Angeles, and executive vice president, Janel World Trade Ltd.

- Alexandra Latham, director of customs compliance, Costco Wholesale Corporation

- Amy Magnus, director of customs affairs and compliance, A.N. Deringer Inc.

- Elizabeth Merritt, director, cargo services, Airlines for America

- Julie Ann Parks, leader, Global Trade Organization, Global Business Services-Finance, Raytheon Company

- Kevin Pinel, group trade manager for North America, Microsoft Corporation

- Adam Salerno, senior director, National Security and Emergency Preparedness Department, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

- Madeleine Veigel, director, customs-the Americas, Expeditors International of Washington Inc.

- Michael White, U.S. director of cargo facilitation, security and standards, International Air Transport Association

- Michael Young, vice president of business processes and systems, OOCL (USA) Inc.

COAC advises the departments of the Treasury and Homeland Security on the commercial operations of CBP and related DHS and Treasury functions. During its upcoming 14th term COAC may consider issues such as global supply chain security and facilitation, modernization and automation, air cargo security, customs broker regulations, trade enforcement, exports, trusted trader programs, revenue modernization, a “one U.S. government” approach to trade and safety of imports, agricultural inspection, and the protection of intellectual property rights.

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