Linda Cullen
Assistant Port Director, Agriculture Operations, Miami International Airport

Linda Cullen
Linda Cullen has served at Miami International Airport since August 2014. She directs, leads and provides oversight to Agriculture Air Cargo Branch, Agriculture Passenger Operations as well as Foreign Mail Center/Couriers Agriculture Operations. Her responsibilities include passenger and aircraft inspections, cargo inspections, foreign mail and express consignment inspections, Agriculture Canine, Agriculture Targeting Unit and the authorization of Compliance Agreements for handling regulated garbage. She currently manages a workforce of approximately 214 employees. Prior to this, she was an Agriculture Specialist Branch Chief responsible of Agriculture Air Cargo OperationsMs. Cullen began her career with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She later transferred to Miami, Florida worked at the Miami Seaport as a first line supervisor and then became a Supervisory Customs and Border Protection Officer responsible of the Trade Enforcement Team. In 2005, she served as an Operations Specialist, Trade Operations at the Miami Field Office. Additionally, she worked with USDA-APHIS-PPQ; International Services (IS) in several temporary assignments in Chile, Costa Rica and Guatemala supervising USDA pre-clearance programs. Cullen has 32 years of government service and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR).