Kemisha D. Sherrell
Assistant Port Director (APD) for Trade Operations, Miami International Airport

Kemisha D. Sherrell
Kemisha D. Sherrell is the Assistant Port Director (APD) for Trade Operations at the Miami International Airport, responsible for both inbound and outbound operations in the cargo, express, and postal mail environments. In this role, APD Sherrell oversees a highly-skilled cadre of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers to safeguard trade enforcement, the facilitation of legitimate trade, and the identification of illegal drugs and commercial fraud. APD Sherrell has over 14 years of Federal Service with CBP. After performing both passenger and cargo operations at the Atlanta International Airport, she transferred to the PortMiami where she worked with all types of maritime cargo to determine the admissibility and movement of goods and assessed numerous penalties while conducting inbound and manifest audits. In 2008 she transferred to the National Targeting Center (NTC) where she established national security policy for cargo operations and worked to integrate other government agencies, international partners, and industry stakeholders with the CBP mission. She served as the subject matter expert for key national security initiatives, led change in global supply chain security through the development of the Air Cargo Advance Screening Pilot, and increased visibility of innovative processes within CBP’s automated targeting enterprise. APD Sherell has received the CBP Commissioner’s Anti-Terrorism Award for collaboration with the Transportation Security Administration and private industry to enhance aviation security and the integrity of air cargo. She is also a recent War College graduate at the National Defense University’s College of International Security Affairs.