Gainesville, Fla. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection has selected Eunett James-Mack as the Florida Agriculture Liaison for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, effective Oct. 21. In this capacity, James-Mack will fulfill an important role in helping CBP facilitate the flow of agriculture-related information among CBP field offices, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and State Plant Regulatory officials.
"Ms. James-Mack is uniquely qualified for this important agriculture liaison position," said CBP Assistant Commissioner for Field Operations Kevin K. McAleenan. "Thanks to her extensive expertise, I am confident that she will foster even stronger relationships and enhance further communication between CBP and our partners and stakeholders."
James-Mack has served as the agriculture program manager for CBP's Tampa Field Office since November 2008, providing agriculture guidance to 16 ports of entry throughout North and Central Florida. She will serve as a liaison between CBP and numerous agricultural stakeholders, coordinating outreach activities, and providing information and education about CBP's agricultural mission.
Her responsibilities also include providing guidance and direction on agriculture-related data, pest interceptions, enforcement actions and trends, and she will serve as a member of the pest risk committees. James-Mack will encourage and assist our agriculture partners and stakeholders in participating in collaborative agriculture-related activities.
James-Mack began her federal career as a plant protection and quarantine officer at JFK International Airport in 1991. Her other duty stations included air and maritime ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. While working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, she participated in several domestic temporary duty assignments, including Mediterranean Fruit Fly and Asian Long Horn Beetle projects, and foreign pre-clearance programs in South Korea and Peru. James-Mack will be stationed at the USDA-APHIS State Plant Health Director's Office in Gainesville, Fla.
For more information on CBP agricultural inspection, visit CBP.gov and select Field Operations under Border Security.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.