Vice President, Supply Chain and Customs Policy
National Retail Federation
Jonathan Gold is vice president of supply chain and customs policy at the National Retail Federation. In this role, Gold is a primary spokesperson and is responsible for representing the retail industry before Congress and the administration on supply chain, international trade, and customs related issues impacting the retail industry. While with NRF, he has led the association’s efforts in support of passage of the Trade Promotion Authority and approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, traveled to Bangladesh to assess improvements in worker safety, helped convince the White House to intervene in the 2014-2015 West Coast ports slowdown, and been a leading advocate of the value of trade and imports to the US economy. Prior to joining NRF, Gold served as a policy analyst in the Office of Policy and Planning for US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). He joined CBP in May 2006 and was responsible for providing policy guidance on issues surrounding maritime cargo security and trade-related matters. Gold also worked on implementation issues surrounding the SAFE Port Act and other issues within the agency including CBP intelligence reform, pandemic flu, and trade facilitation. Before joining CBP, Gold spent nearly a decade with the Retail Industry Leaders Association holding several government relations positions including director and then vice president of international trade policy before being named vice president of global supply chain policy in January 2005. Gold was appointed to the Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions in January 2005. He also served on the International Trade Advisory Committee on Distribution Services, which is responsible for advising the US government on trade negotiations. Gold currently serves on the board of directors of the Waterfront Coalition. Gold graduated from American University in Washington, DC in 1994. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in international business with a concentration in finance.