U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Buffalo CTPAT Field Office
Mark Isaacson has been employed with the US Customs Services, now Customs and Border Protection for over 23 years. Mr. Isaacson has served in many roles during his tenure to include being an Inspector/Officer at the Port of JFK International Airport, primarily with the Passenger Enforcement Rover Team/Narcotics Interdiction unit from 1998-2003 where he was awarded a Unit Citation Award from the Commissioner of the US Customs Service. Mr. Isaacson also volunteered his time to participate in the recovery efforts in the immediate aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11 and was honored along with others who responded in a pre-opening event of the 9/11 memorial, hosted by then Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani and NY State Governor George Pataki. Mr. Isaacson also served as a Senior Officer at the Pre-Clearance Port of Montreal, Canada from 2003-2005 where he was then promoted to Supply Chain Specialist for the CTPAT program at JFK International Airport. In 2008, Mr. Isaacson was transferred to the newly established CTPAT Field Office in Buffalo, NY and was then promoted to Supervisor in 2009. Mr. Isaacson was then named Acting Director of the Buffalo, NY CTPAT Field Office in 2015, a position which he still holds today. Aside from his Acting Director duties, Mr. Isaacson is also the CBP project lead on Mutual Recognition efforts with the countries of Canada and India, which includes continuous and ongoing negotiations and drafting of agreements acknowledging both countries trusted trader program’s requirements and reciprocal partner benefits to further enhance supply chain security within a bi-lateral framework. Mr. Isaacson has recently been presented with the Certificate of Merritt from the Commissioner of CBP on behalf of the World Customs Organization in Brussels, Belgium for his accomplishments. Mr. Isaacson also hold a Bachelor’s of Science degree in the field of Economics.