Government Roundtable with Trade Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, John Leonard, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
AMCHAM would like to invite our members to join an in-person meeting with the Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner (DEAC) of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), John. It is a great opportunity for members to discuss with DEAC Leonard on; (1) CBP?s Green Trade Strategy, (2) Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, (3) CBP?s Global Business Identifier pilot, (4) Intellectual Property Rights enforcement, and (5) CBP?s trade mission. Please note that space is limited.
About the Speaker
John P. Leonard is the Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner (DEAC) of Office of Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). John oversees a diverse portfolio of trade enforcement, security, and facilitation to enable legitimate trade, contribute to American economic prosperity, and protect against risks to public health and safety. His work ranges from enforcing over 500 U.S. trade laws, to overseeing 14 trade agreements, to directing CBP?s seven Priority Trade Issues in collaboration with 49 partner government agencies.
John has over 30 years of experience at CBP and the former U.S. Customs Service, first beginning his career as an Import Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1989. Since then, he has worked in various leadership positions at CBP, from 2013 to 2017 as CBP Attaché to Singapore, and prior to this as the Area Port Director of San Francisco. As Area Port Director, Mr. John oversaw the CBP clearance of nearly five million passengers per year at San Francisco International Airport and over 400,000 cargo containers per year at the Oakland Seaport.
John holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a master's degree in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University. He is a graduate of the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School Senior Executive Fellows program and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).