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, product safety, and customs-related issues impacting the retail industry. While with the NRF, he has been a leading advocate of the value of trade and global value chains to the US economy.
Prior to joining the NRF, Gold served as a policy analyst in the Office of Policy and Planning for US Customs and Border Protection. He joined the CBP in May 2006 and was responsible for providing policy guidance on issues surrounding maritime cargo security and trade-related matters. Before joining the CBP, Gold spent nearly a decade with the Retail Industry Leaders Association, where he held 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 serves on the Department of Commerce’s Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness. He has previously served on the Department of Homeland Security’s Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee and on the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Advisory Committee on Distribution Services. He holds a bachelor's degree in international business with a concentration in finance from American University in Washington, D.C.