Our featured Guru this month is George Weise! George has more than 44 years of international trade and Customs experience in both the public and private sectors. As the former Commissioner of US Customs, Mr. Weise is currently a Senior Advisor at Integration Point.
What is your favorite “career” memory?
You can read George's full interview and learn more about what makes a successful international trade career on our blog.
There is no question that my fondest career memory is the time I spent as Commissioner of Customs, leading an organization that I loved from my early days as an entry-level staffer. It was an honor to serve with so many dedicated public servants who put their lives on the line every day to carry out their mission and serve their country.
What were some of the biggest lessons that have impacted the way that you work?
I never considered myself to be one of the smartest people in the room, but I always believed that if I worked hard to understand and appreciate the positions of competing interests, I could be successful in finding solutions to problems and building consensus. I have always operated, in both my personal and professional life, on the premise that if you can put yourself into the shoes of the people you are dealing with, you have a much better chance to resolve even difficult issues.