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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Former CBP Executive Assistant Commissioner Todd C. Owen Joins HAP as Strategic Advisor

Key points:

  • Former CBP Assistant Commissioner Todd C. Owen joins as HAP strategic advisor.
  • Owen will support HAP clients with strategic guidance on identifying and resolving gaps or deficiencies within their supply chain traceability and how best to engage CBP or U.S. government agencies if necessary.
  • As the former Executive Assistant Commissioner (EAC), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), Owen oversaw an annual budget of $6.5 billion, and a workforce of 31,250 officers and specialists, directly responsible for all operations at the 328 ports of entry in the United States, as well as overseas operations in 32 countries.


Prior to serving as the Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Field Operations, Owen was the Director, Field Operations (DFO) for the Los Angeles Field Office (2011 – 2015) which includes Los Angeles International Airport and the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport, and also served as the Executive Director, Cargo Security (2005-2011) where the advisor was responsible for all CBP cargo security and trade enforcement programs to include the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) program, the Air Cargo Advanced Screening (ACAS) program, trade enforcement policies and protocols, manifest compliance, and other cargo security programs.

Owen is uniquely qualified to provide HAP clients with strategic guidance on identifying and resolving gaps or deficiencies within their supply chain traceability. Through application of the HAP strategy, document review, engagement with the appropriate company representatives, and drawing from over 30 years’ experience in cargo and supply chain security, Owen can aid in practical implementation of actions needed to address supply chain vulnerabilities while reducing risk and can offer pragmatic direction on how best to satisfy those U.S. government agencies who are charged with ensuring compliance with trade laws and regulations.

Owen will work directly with companies utilizing HAP’s methodology to identify and address supply chain vulnerabilities, offering recommendations to senior leadership on how best to address the deficiencies, engage CBP and U.S. government agencies if necessary, and add valuable insights towards strengthening supply chain transparency and traceability.