Alan Bersin Nominated to Serve as Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Today President Obama nominated Alan Bersin to serve as U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner. Mr. Berson is currently serving as Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Special Representative for Border Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security.
Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Bersin served as the Board Chairman of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. He served from 2005-2006 as California’s Secretary of Education and previously served as superintendent of public education in San Diego.
Bersin served as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California from 1993 to 1998. He was appointed as Special Representative for the Southwest Border in 1995 by former Attorney General Janet Reno where he oversaw the coordination of border law enforcement along the U.S.-Mexico border for three years.