Arthur J. Libertucci

Art is a Senior Consultant with Buckles Consulting Group, LLC. Art offers more than 40 years of experience in the alcohol, tobacco and firearms industries. Art began his government career with the U.S. Department of Treasury, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) as a field inspector in New York in 1970 and retired as the first Administrator of the Alcohol & Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). Art has been an independent consultant and the principal in AJL Consulting since his retirement from government. Art provides advice and assistance to alcohol and tobacco producers, distributors and importers that are regulated by TTB. Engagements include representing clients before TTB, assisting with regulatory problems and proposed regulations, providing advice in responding to TTB administrative actions, assisting clients with formula and label applications and with other matters relating to his clients' Federal permits and registrations. In this regard, Art has worked with executives of some of the largest U.S. alcohol producing companies and alcohol industry trade associations.

When he started his career in government, Art performed inspections of businesses holding licenses and permits issued by ATF, including companies that produced beer, wine, distilled spirits, tobacco, firearms and explosives. Also during that time, Art wrote internal ATF procedures for field personnel in the Regulations and Procedures Division, at ATF Headquarters. In 1977, Art became a field office supervisor and held a number of supervisory/management positions both in the field and at ATF headquarters including Chief Field Operations, North Atlantic Region, Chief, Regulations Division, Chief, Revenue Programs Division, and Deputy Associate Director, Compliance Operations.

Art became a member of the ATF's Executive Staff in 1989. From 1989 until 2003 Mr. Libertucci held several executive positions at ATF including Associate Director, Compliance Operations (1993-94) and Assistant Director, Alcohol and Tobacco (1997-2003). Art also served as ATF's Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer during this time. In 2003, Art was appointed TTB's Administrator and served in that capacity until his retirement from the government in 2005. Art holds a BA from Providence College (1969) and an MBA from Monmouth University (1984). He currently resides in the Washington, DC metro area.


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