Washington D.C. – The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) today announced two new hires: Rob Hanson as Senior Counsel for Tax Policy and Ben Wastler as Senior Director for International Supply Chain Policy.
Rob has extensive experience in the tax policy space, having held senior roles at Ernst & Young, as Tax Legislative Counsel at the U.S. Treasury Department and Tax Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance.
He previously served as Vice-Chair of the Formation of Tax Policy Committee, American Bar Association Tax Section, and was previously an Adjunct Professor of Law at The Georgetown University Law Center in the LL.M. program. He is also a frequent lecturer on legislative and regulatory tax policy issues. In his new role, Rob will oversee the NFTC’s efforts to ensure that domestic and international tax rules allow our companies to succeed in the global economy.
Ben joins the NFTC from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, where he served as an attorney. He has also worked at Crowell & Moring LLP and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. In his new role, he will help NFTC expand its capacity on customs, international trade-related regulatory issues, and key supply chain issues including counterfeiting, product safety, labor rights policies and illicit trade, trade facilitation, customs best practices, and other policies to support the resilience and stability of global supply chains.
In announcing the new hires, NFTC President Rufus Yerxa said: “Rob and Ben are joining the NFTC at a critical time. The tax and supply chain areas are in a state of flux, with proposals that will affect both areas being proposed in Congress, the Administration, and internationally. Their experience and expertise will be crucial in helping our member companies successfully navigate these changes as they continue to adapt to the global post-pandemic economic environment.”