CBP’s Los Angeles Field Office Gets New Leader

By Steve Neavling

Cheryl M. Davies has been named director of field operations at CBP’s Los Angeles Field Office, one of the largest and most complex operations in the nation.  

“As a DFO Los Angeles, I have four simple yet important goals: to ensure that our team is nimble, resilient, and prepared for the future, to continuously explore ways to innovate what we do and how we do it, to build upon our existing relationships and forge new ones and to prepare the next generation to lead the agency,” Davies said at a change-of-command ceremony last week.

Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner Jennifer De La O said Davies has a proven track record of success. 

“You don’t get this job by seniority, but by a proven record of excellence, such is the case for Cheryl,” De La O said. “I know first-hand that she does not bow down for challenges, she demonstrates vigilance, service and integrity through action.”

Davies oversees more than 2,000 employees and all of CBP’s operations in the greater Los Angeles area and Las Vegas. That includes the Los Angeles International Airport, Harry Reid International Airport, John Wayne International Airport, and Ontario International Airport. 

Davies began her career with CBP as a customs inspector in 1999. Since then, she has held various leadership positions. 

“Cheryl brings a wealth of experience, she is innovative, supports our law enforcement partners, the trade community, port authorities and she cares about her employees,” said outgoing Los Angeles Field Office Director Carlos C. Martel.

Davies received a master’s degree in public administration from California State – Long Beach and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Hawaii.

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