As a former member of AAEI’s Board of Governors, Jerry Cook of Hanesbrands, Inc., currently serves on AAEI’s Industry Leadership Council (ILC). His experience includes roles on the Advisory Committee for Customs Commercial Operations (COAC) and the USDA Cotton Board and he is a founding/charter member with CTPAT. That’s some of the reasons fellow AAEI members look to Jerry for guidance, insight and leadership. Jerry currently participates in a half-dozen of AAEI’s substantive committees, including the Customs Committee and the Textiles Committee. He also participates on AAEI’s 21st Century Customs Subcommittee, always keeping his eye on the interests of U.S. importers.
Jerry began his career at Hanesbrands in 1987. His current role is as vice president of Government and Trade Relations in which he oversees the various trade, government, global connectivity and DHS/Customs programs and serves as the Hanesbrands customs account manager.