Temp members round out COAC
The Department of Homeland Security has appointed Bradley Shorser, customs compliance manager at Sears Holdings Management Corp., and Bethann Rooney, port security manager for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, to fill open slots on the Commercial Operations Advisory Committee.
Shorser and Rooney will fill out the terms of Jonathan Gold who left the Retail Industry Leaders Association earlier this year to join U.S. Customs and Border Protection as a cargo security analyst, and Katie Terricciano of Philips Electronics, who never attended a meeting and was dropped.
Shorser was on hand for Thursday's COAC meeting at which CBP updated the trade community on issues such as cargo seals, global cargo security standards, compliance with free trade agreements, and advance data requirements. Rooney was unable to attend. They will only participate in November's meeting before their term expires.
Shorser said he has already applied for a second term on the 20-member federal advisory panel. Members are eligible to serve consecutive two-year terms.