IBM veteran to handle trade relations for CBP
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has hired former IBM lobbyist Kim Marsho as director of trade relations, Assistant Commissioner Michael Mullen confirmed.
Marsho's primary duty will be to serve as the agency’s ombudsman dealing with the import-export industry, effective Nov. 28.
She previously worked as a government affairs manager for IBM in Washington, where she spent much of her time on international supply chain security and customs compliance issues.
She takes over a position that has been in flux the past 14 months. After Mullen was promoted to head the Office of International Affairs and Trade Relations, an acting director stood in for two or three months followed by Russ Ugone last November. But Ugone was detailed earlier this year to be Customs liaison to the Senate Finance Committee, where he had spent the previous year prior to being named director of trade relations. Robyn Day has served as acting director of trade relations since then.
Marsho will report to Mullen. ' Eric Kulisch