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Commerce Dept Adds 11 New Members to Supply Chain Advisory Committee

Commerce-DepartmentThe Commerce Department has appointed 11 new members to its Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness that advises the Transportation Department, other U.S. agencies and the commerce secretary on supply chain issues.

ACSCC increased its total members to 45 senior-level private sector representatives and supply chain experts of multiple industries that provided the President Barack Obama’s administration officials with recommendations related to single window and American freight-related issues, the Commerce Department said Friday.

“These new committee members are leaders in their fields and represent supply chain firms, associations, stakeholders, and community organizations,” said Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker.

Pritzker noted that the new appointees’ advice, information and recommendations will look to help in the department’s efforts to expand U.S. exports.

New advisory board members include:

  • Jaqueline Faseler, global supply chain sustainability director at Dow Chemical Company
  • Jonathan Gold,  vice president of supply chain and customs policy at the National Retail Federation
  • Walter Kemmsies, chief economist at Moffat & Nichol
  • Houston Mason, director of distribution at McCormick and Company
  • Elizabeth Ogard, president at Prime Focus
  • Bethann Rooney, deputy director of the port commerce department for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Gene Seroka, executive director for the Port of Los Angeles
  • Yossi Sheffi, director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s center for transportation and logistics
  • Jon Slangerup, Port of Long Beach CEO
  • Prem William, a vice president at HAVI Global Solutions
  • Melzana Wilson, vice president of compliance at Mallory Alexander International Logistics

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