Weise heads to Sandler & Travis
Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services said it has hired former U.S. Customs Commissioner George Weise as executive vice president in charge of its government services practice.
He will begin work on May 3.
Weise previously worked at consulting group Booz Allen Hamilton, where he headed business development for trade, supply chain security and customs.
Weise served as Customs commissioner during the Clinton administration from 1993 to 1997, when the agency was involved in a major modernization effort. Before that he was staff director for the House Ways and Means trade subcommittee, where he played an important role in ratification of the North American Free Trade Agreement and passage of the Customs Modernization Act.
Weise joins a stable of top Customs veterans at the high-powered trade services firm, including Sam Banks, a former acting commissioner of Customs; Douglas Browning, a former deputy commissioner of Customs; John Considine, a former Customs attach' in Canada and head of cargo processing; William Heffelfinger; an ex-deputy assistant commissioner for field operations; Rod MacDonald, an assistant commissioner for information and technology; and John McGowan, a Customs Service official who later became director of cargo and trade policy in the Department of Homeland Security. ' Eric Kulisch