Kristin Isabelli Joins USCIB as Director of Customs Policy

Washington, D.C., November 20, 2013Kristin Isabelli has joined the staff of the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) as director of customs and trade facilitation. She brings significant Capitol Hill experience on these issues, having worked most recently as a legislative aide for the House Ways and Means Committee.

“With a busy agenda on the customs and trade facilitation, including Customs reauthorization, we are fortunate to bring on someone of Kristin’s caliber,” said Rob Mulligan, USCIB’s senior vice president of policy and government affairs. “With her knowledge of the issues and the key policymakers, in addition to her Hill experience, she will be able to hit the ground running.”

In addition to staffing USCIB’s Customs and Trade Facilitation Committee, chaired by Jerry Cook (HanesBrands), Isabelli will serve as the International Chamber of Commerce’s representative to the World Customs Organization’s Harmonized System Committee, and as a member of the APEC Customs Business Working Group.

Isabelli comes to USCIB from the House Committee on Ways and Means, where she worked as the trade legislative assistant for Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R. – Mich.). She assisted in the completion of the Colombia, Panama and South Korea free trade agreements and the 112th Congress Customs Reauthorization Bill, and assisted in the creation of the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill process and website for the 112th and 113th Congresses. With a bachelor’s degree in international studies and French from Allegheny College, Isabelli is currently working toward a master’s degree in international commerce at George Mason University.

About USCIB:

USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and regulatory coherence. Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world. With a unique global network encompassing leading international business organizations, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More at www.uscib.org.

Contact:
Jonathan Huneke, USCIB
(212) 703-5043, jhuneke@uscib.org

Staff Contact:   Kira Yevtukhova

Deputy Director, Marketing and Communications
Tel: 202.617.3160

Kira Yevtukhova manages USCIB’s print and online publications, including the website, e-newsletter and quarterly magazine, and serves as the organization’s digital media strategist. Prior to this role, Kira worked for over five years within USCIB’s Policy Department, focusing on climate change, environment, nutrition, health, and chemicals related policy issues. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and is currently pursuing an MBA at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.
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