New COAC members announced

US Customs recently published the names of the 13th COAC members:

  • David Berry, Swift Transportation Corporation, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Leman Chip Bown, Jr., FedEx Trade Networks Transport & Brokerage, Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Scott Boyer, Kraft Foods Group, Inc., Madison Wis.
  • Scott Childers, The Walt Disney Company, Kissimmee, Fla.
  • Mary Ann Comstock, UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Sweet Grass, Mont.
  • Jeffrey Coppersmith, Coppersmith Global Logistics, Inc., El Segundo, Calif.
  • William Earle, National Association of Beverage Importers, Washington, D.C.
  • Matthew Fass, Maritime Products International, Newport News, Va.
  • William Ferguson, NYK Line (North America) Inc., Secaucus, N.J.
  • Brandon Fried, Airforwarders Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Carol Hallett, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C.
  • Suzanne Hoeger, Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, Ill.
  • Vincent Iacopella, Janell Group of Los Angeles, Inglewood, Calif.
  • Karen M. Kenney, Liberty International, Inc., Pawtucket, R.I.
  • Kathleen Neal, Regal-Beloit Corporation, El Paso, Texas
  • Julie Ann Parks, Raytheon Company, Plano, Texas
  • James Phillips, General Motors LLC, Detroit, Mich.
  • Elizabeth Shaver, Airlines for America, Washington, D.C.
  • Edward Ted Sherman, Target Corporation, Brooklyn Park, Minn.
  • George Weise, Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services, Washington, D.C.

COAC is a 20-member council that advises the secretaries of the US Departments of Homeland Security and Treasury on the commercial operations of CBP and related DHS and Treasury functions.

As previously blogged here, the 12th COAC made some significant accomplishments, including ACE enhancements and CEEs.

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