Baldwin Liaison Consulting, LLC. is a strategic advisory and training company specializing in international trade & travel, homeland security, supply chain security, importing & exporting, crisis & risk mitigation and management, infrastructure protection, emergency preparedness and leadership development. Clients include airport authorities, freight transport companies, customs & immigration law firms, importers/exporters, law enforcement agencies and other major consultant groups. Recent business projects have included trips to China, Panama, Colombia, the Bahamas, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
I have more than 38 years of federal service, serving as the Acting Executive Director, Field Operations, CBP Headquarters, Washington, DC, overseeing CBP field operations worldwide. Also serving as Director, Field Operations for CBP in Houston, Texas, the North Florida Field Office, Tampa Florida and as the Area Port Director of Savannah, GA, Port Director of the Miami Seaport and Port Director, Miami International Airport.
I represented the United States on Customs related matters and training initiatives in Europe, Central and South America, and Africa. Served on the CBP Commissioner’s Advisory Board, National Professionalism Board and was instrumental in the revision of the agency’s personal search standards and participated in the establishment of the agency’s Discipline Review Board (DRB). A strong supporter of leadership development, I served as an Executive Mentor for CBP’s first Leadership Institute class in 2010 and again in 2011 at the University of Chicago. Recipient of numerous awards and accolades for leadership and training contributions including the DHS Secretary’s Award for Team DHS Excellence and the CBP Commissioner’s Best Practices and Innovation Award for the Model Ports Initiative and emergency preparedness protocols. In addition, received the CBP Commissioner’s Unit Citation for the Global Entry Program, a trusted traveler initiative and in February 2011, served as the CBP Lead Field Coordinator for Super Bowl XLV security initiatives in Dallas, Texas.
Awarded a certificate of completion for the Leadership in Crisis program, from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education and completed the CBP Leadership Program at Columbia University Business School.
Serve as a charter member of Texas Southern University's (TSU) Advisory Board, providing guidance and direction for the establishment of the University's Homeland Security & Maritime Studies academic degree program. Frequent guest speaker at TSU’s Maritime program and at the University of Houston’s, Criminal Justice Program. Recipient of the Paul Cuffee Award from Texas Southern University and recently appointed to speak and serve on the Advisory Board at North American University. I also serve as a consultant to the University of Houston’s Border, Trade, Immigration Institute.
An honor graduate from Temple University and a distinguished Marine Corps veteran (embassy security), who continues to foster partnerships between the Federal Government and the local and international public it serves, balancing goals of anti-terrorism, enforcement and business facilitation.
Jeffrey O. Baldwin Sr.