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NRF names vp of supply chain and customs


WASHINGTON The National Retail Federation today announced the appointment of veteran supply chain and customs expert Jonathan Gold as vp for supply chain and customs policy.

Gold will serve as NRF’s lobbyist and primary point of contact on transportation/supply chain and customs policy issues. As such, he will direct NRF’s lobbying activities on those issues with the Administration, Congress and, where appropriate, state agencies and legislatures. He will also help coordinate activities of the NRF Strategic Supply Chain Council. 

“Keeping the retail supply chain moving smoothly is one of the most fundamental priorities for our industry: if the supply chain breaks down, retailers can’t get their products to their shelves, impacting both consumers and the economy,” NRF senior vp for government relations Steve Pfister said. “Jonathan Gold understands the supply chain from both the operational and policy perspectives, and knows how to make sure policy makers understand that disruptions, either man-made or not, will have a negative impact on the retail industry as well as the national economy.” 

Gold comes to NRF from U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Department of Homeland Security, where he was a policy analyst in the Office of Policy and Planning working on issues surrounding cargo security and trade related matters.

Prior to joining CBP, he was vp for global supply chain policy at the Retail Industry Leaders Association.

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