This sounds like a further attempt at the strategy to create a foreign treaty to bypass the Second Amendment - like the treaty they are trying to get with Mexico. The Constitution states that it and treaties with foreign nations are to be the law of the land. If they can get another country to sign, they will have a flank to attack our Second Amendment. A flank we cannot defend.
As for his qualifications :
"Experience building broad-based coalitions, fundraising, and policy and program development are a plus."
A Congress committee we cannot elect. Just like the czars (relatively speaking).