Director, Regulations and Rulings Division
Regulations and Rulings Division (RRD) Director Gerald (Gerry) Isenberg joined TTB in June 2006, as an Assistant Director in RRD. In this position his work experience included American viticultural area, wine, distilled spirits, and industrial alcohol issues, and to a lesser extent tobacco and beer issues. He also took a lead role in managing the Bureau's Disclosure (Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act) and Information Collection (Paperwork Reduction Act) responsibilities.
Gerry came to TTB after 15 years of service at a Treasury "sister" agency, the Financial Management Service, where his duties and responsibilities as a senior Financial Program Specialist included drafting legislation, regulations and guidance. He played an integral part in the enactment and implementation of the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (DCIA). His Federal career has also included service with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as an Appeals Review Officer from 1988 to 1991. Prior to that, between 1977 and 1988 he served as an attorney/advisor, supervisory attorney, and in other management positions at the Small Business Administration in field offices in New York, New Jersey, Florida, and California in a program that provided recovery loans to disaster victims.
Gerry holds a Bachelor of Arts from Brooklyn College and a Juris Doctor from the Brooklyn Law School. He is currently a member of the New York Bar.