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Luncheon with Ana Hinojosa, Director, Compliance & Facilitation, World Customs Organization

Ana J. Hinojosa spoke to Women in Homeland Security July 21.

Ana Hinojosa, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Office of International Affairs, U.S. Customs & Border Protection AND most recently Director, Compliance and Facilitation Post at the World Customs Organization joined WHS for a discussion July 21.

Ana B. Hinojosa has 28 years of border related expertise, most of these in leadership positions. She has held leadership positions in several large international airports and land border locations along the US/Mexico border.  Her most recent assignments were the Director of Field Operations for the El Paso Field Office from 2008-2013, where she was the principal field manager for the Office of Field Operations of Customs and Border Protection in the El Paso/New Mexico area and the Area Port Director at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW), respectively, from 2002 to 2008.

Since 2013, Ms Hinojosa has served as Deputy Assistant Commissioner (DAC) for the Office of International Affairs in Customs and Border Protection (CBP.) She is responsible for coordinating and supporting all of CBP’s foreign initiatives, programs and activities, and for developing and executing CBP’s international strategies. She is also responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with internal and external partners, providing foreign partners’ capacity building and technical assistance, and championing the development of global trade and travel standards to promote the United States Government’s objectives in anti-terrorism, border security, customs, immigration, and facilitation of legitimate trade and travel.

Throughout her adult life, she has been a member and served in leadership positions of a number of non-profit organizations, such as Salvation Army, Rotary International, Kiwanis, and Federal Executive Boards. She has also served as an official and unofficial mentor for leadership candidates in and out of her government agency. She currently serves as the President for the Executive Women in Government organization.

Ms. Hinojosa is also the United States Candidate for the Director, Compliance and Facilitation Post at the World Customs Organization.