Jon Gold

Jon Gold
Jon Gold
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, product safety and customs related issues impacting the retail industry. While with NRF, he has been a leading advocate of the value of trade and global value chains to the U.S. economy.

Prior to joining NRF, Gold served as a policy analyst in the Office of Policy and Planning for U.S. 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 currently 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 (COAC) and on the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Advisory Committee on Distribution Services.

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.

Speaking in:

Sunday
January 16
10:30 am11:00 am
Javits North, Level 4, Room 408, UST Global Supply Chain Stage

The global supply chain has been disrupted from end-to-end. Demand for consumer goods and materials has outpaced the available supply of everything (equipment, labor, space, etc.) needed to produce and transport these goods through the system. Join Ryan Petersen, founder and CEO of global logistics platform Flexport,  and NRF’s VP of Supply Chain Jon Gold for a candid discussion of supply… Read more

Sunday
January 16
2:00 pm2:30 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Room 408, UST Global Supply Chain Stage
Supply chain disruption and port congestion was all over the news in 2021. At the center of it all are America’s ports who have been managing more cargo than ever before. Hear from the Port of New York and New Jersey about how they are weathering the increased cargo volumes while managing other key priorities such as sustainability.
Monday
January 17
10:30 am11:00 am
Javits North, Level 4, Room 408, UST Global Supply Chain Stage

One of the biggest challenges in the supply chain for retailers and cargo owners has been the ocean environment and how ocean carriers have been adhering and delivering on their contracts. As rates and fees have skyrocketed, what can retailers do to protect themselves? Hear from experts about what to expect in the future of ocean contracting and what retailers can do to protect themselves.