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Thomas Winkowski

Thomas Winkowski

Thomas S. Winkowski was appointed the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on March 16, 2014. As ICE’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Mr. Winkowski leads the largest investigative agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Created in 2003, ICE has a budget of $5.6 billion and has nearly 20,000 employees in offices in all 50...

David Aguilar

David Aguilar

Commissioner David V. Aguilar is a Partner at GSIS. He was appointed Acting Commissioner of U. S. Customs and Border Protection on December 30, 2011. As Commissioner Mr. Aguilar led the United States government’s largest law enforcement organization with a workforce of 60,000, including 43,000 uniformed law enforcement officers. He strategically planned, formulated, and executed a yearly budget of nearly...

Sidney Aki

Sidney Aki

Since July 2013, Mr. Aki has served as the Port Director for the San Ysidro/Otay Mesa Port of Entry San Diego Field Office, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. His responsibilities include running the operational activities/administrative oversight of two major locations; and directing more than 1,200 employees. With a daily volume of more than 60,000 passenger vehicles, 30,000 pedestrians, approximately 200...

Clarence Yeo

Clarence Yeo

Mr. Clarence Yeo has been the Commissioner of the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), Singapore, since September 2010. His knowledge and expertise extend beyond operations and security areas as he oversaw and drove the key areas of policy formulation, planning and technology, corporate services, manpower, and corporate communications during the early years of ICA’s formation. Mr Yeo previously held the...

Robert E. Perez

Robert E. Perez

Robert E. Perez was named as the Deputy Commissioner for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). In this role, he serves as the agency’s senior career official, with a primary focus of working closely with the Commissioner to ensure that CBP’s mission of protecting our Nation’s borders from terrorists and terrorist weapons is carried out effectively in partnership with other...

Seth Stodder

Seth Stodder

Seth Stodder is a partner at Holland & Knight LLP, where he represents clients on a wide variety of matters involving international trade and cross-border transactions, proceedings before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), immigration and visas, cybersecurity and data privacy, civil and criminal government investigations, and national/homeland security. He also teaches national security law at...

Jayson Ahern

Jayson Ahern

At the time of his retirement in 2010, Mr. Ahern had served for nearly a year as Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). On January 2, 2010, Jayson P. Ahern retired from 33 years of federal service to both the U.S. Customs Service and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. At the time of his retirement, he had...

Kevin K. McAleenan

Kevin K. McAleenan

On April 8, 2019, Kevin K. McAleenan was designated as the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security by President Trump. Before this appointment, he served as Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, having been confirmed by the U.S. Senate in March 2018. Previously, he had served as CBP Acting Commissioner since January 2017. As CBP’s chief executive, McAleenan oversaw 60,000...