Thomas S. Winkowski will serve as U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s new acting commissioner and senior executive, effective March 30, South Carolina’s The State reports.
Winkowski has worked for the federal government for 37 years, beginning with the Customs Service in 1975. He joined CBP when it was established in 2003. He has served as acting chief operating officer, overseeing the agency’s daily operations. He has also been acting deputy commissioner for Customs and, from 2007 to 2011, was assistant commissioner for the Office of Field Operations.
Customs’ most senior career official, David V. Aguilar, currently deputy commissioner, is retiring at the end of March.