Kevin K. McAleenan
Kevin K. McAleenan was sworn in as Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection March 20, 2018. As the agency’s chief executive, Mr. McAleenan oversees 60,000 employees, manages a budget of over $13 billion, and ensures the effective operations of CBP’s efforts to protect national security while promoting economic prosperity and security. Mr. McAleenan directs CBP’s three core missions, counterterrorism, border security, and trade enforcement, while facilitating $4 Trillion in trade and facilitating travel of over 365 million people through ports of entry. He oversees the largest law enforcement agency and the second-largest revenue collecting source in the federal government.
ACTING DEPUTY COMMISSIONER
Robert E. Perez
Robert E. Perez was named as the Acting 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 Federal, state, local, and foreign entities. Other top CBP priorities for which Mr. Perez is responsible include securing and facilitating legitimate global trade and travel, keeping illegal drugs and illegal aliens from crossing our borders, and protecting our Nation’s food supply and agriculture industry from pests and disease.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
John P. Sanders
John P. Sanders currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). In that capacity, Mr. Sanders works with the Commissioner to identify and address the operational requirements of the agency, and to provide strategic direction and oversight of enterprise services and operational support components.
INTERGOVERNMENTAL PUBLIC LIAISON
Acting Director Mary Hyland
The Intergovernmental Public Liaison is responsible for advising the commissioner, deputy commissioner and program offices on the impact of CBP policies and initiatives with regard to state, local and tribal stakeholders.
To accomplish this mission, the liaison office strives to maintain open communication and build effective relationships with state, local and tribal governments. The office assists these stakeholders through regular, transparent and proactive communication by maintaining partnerships through active outreach.
State, local and tribal governmental issues regarding border security and trade facilitation can be referred to the Intergovernmental Public Liaison.
PRIVACY AND DIVERSITY
Acting Executive Director Anselm Beach
The Privacy and Diversity Office is headed by Acting Executive Director Anselm Beach. The Privacy and Diversity Office (PDO) is responsible for developing and implementing the policies, procedures and internal controls necessary to: Create a culture of privacy by ensuring and safeguarding all personally identifiable information (PII) pursuant to the Privacy Act; processing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests; ensure that CBP respects and protects the civil rights and civil liberties of the trade and traveling public; comply with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) requirements; receive and process equal employment opportunity (EEO) complaints filed by applicants and current CBP employees; advance CBP’s Diversity and Inclusion initiatives; and to ensure compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).
The Office of Trade Relations, headed by the Senior Advisor for Trade, is responsible for managing CBP’s outreach and communications with the international trade community. The office ensures that the trade community and the public understand that trade is an integral part of CBP’s mission: making America safer, stronger, more prosperous, and economically competitive.
The office's mission is to continually improve relations between CBP and the trade community by enhancing collaboration, cooperation, and inform decision making at all levels including operational, legislative, and political. The office also is responsible for organizing and presenting formal CBP outreach efforts to the trade community, including CBP’s annual Trade Symposium, monthly trade day meetings, trade roundtable meetings, and webinars.
The office manages the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (COAC), a congressionally mandated trade advisory group. Finally, the office is the designated regulatory fairness representative for the agency with responsibility for promoting compliance with the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act.