Sally Carrillo – Assistant Port Director, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Ms. Carrillo is currently serving as the assistant port director, GS-15, at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. She has over twenty-eight years of public service experience with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service. She began her federal career as an immigration inspector in 1988 in San Diego.
Since then, Ms. Carrillo has held several supervisory and management positions, including INS deputy port director at the San Ysidro Port of Entry (prior to CBP merger), border security coordinator at the San Diego Field Office, port director at the Tecate Port of Entry, assistant port director at the Port of San Diego (Air/Sea), assistant port director at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry, and assistant port director (tactical) at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Additionally, APD Carrillo participated in a nine-month tour of duty with the Joint Security Program, Mexico City, where she significantly increased the performance of the team. She also served as the assistant director of CBP Officer Basic Training at the Field Operations Academy in Glynco, Georgia.
During her career with CBP, Ms. Carrillo has gained extensive leadership and analytical experience. She served on the National SENTRI (Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection) team and was instrumental in developing the National Enrollment Center standards; she has worked extensively on building the established relationships that exist with the government of Mexico and local port of entry stakeholders. Ms. Carrillo is recognized annually by CBP and various nonprofit community organizations for the volunteer hours she dedicates to mentoring young Latinas.
Ms. Carrillo’s work experience, leadership ability, community service work, and binational efforts clearly indicate her commitment to the CBP mission.