HOUSTON: US Customs and Border Protection announced the port director for George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Charles Perez, a veteran employee, aged 28 will now handle the post and will be responsible for CBP operations plus is going to supervise CBP operations at Sugar Land Regional airport.
“I am honored to serve as the Houston airport director,” said Perez. “Having served at this airport for seven years, the learning curve won’t be steep, but I do look forward to the added responsibility of overseeing all CBP operations across the airport including our trade operations. I also look forward to continuing our successful partnership with the Houston Airport System.”
Perez began his public service career in 1986 as a K-9 unit officer with the U.S. Customs Service in Brownsville. He also worked at the Port of Columbus in New Mexico, the Port of El Paso, the pre-clearance in Vancouver, the Houston Seaport, the Port of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, and CBP Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Immediately before his selection as Bush IAH port director, Perez served as the assistant port director for passenger operations at IAH.
Perez graduated from New Mexico State University and the Command Leadership Institute at the University of Chicago.