Brenda Smith
Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Brenda Smith
Brenda Smith is the Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade, at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Selected in the fall of 2014, she oversees a diverse portfolio of trade facilitation and enforcement matters. This work ranges from determining the direction of Priority Trade Issue enforcement to the oversight of national compliance audits and the management of trade data—along with CBP’s regulatory process for administering trade and border operations. Most recently, Smith served as the Executive Director for the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Business Office. In this role, she oversaw the development of ACE as the Single Window, the primary system for imports and exports and also spearheaded the integration of Partner Government Agency requirements through the development of ACE, serving as a "One U.S. Government" approach to border management. Smith holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Economics from Rutgers University and is also a graduate of the Customs Leadership Institute and the Federal Executive Institute.