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Border Security Expo 2023 will bring together high-ranking national, state, and local government leaders to discuss everything from policy updates to real-time reflections and observations on the challenges of today’s southern border.


2023 Panelists & Moderators

Note: All speakers are confirmed unless otherwise noted below. 

Michael Banks

Special Advisor on Border Matters to the Governor, State of Texas


Kerri Bishop

Chief of the Contracting Office, MST, Procurement Directorate, CBP (invited)


Patty Todaro Bolin

Managing Partner, ICS Advisory

Mike Braun

President SAVA Workforce Solutions

Rose Brophy

Acting XD Workforce Health/DFO BuffaloPartner


Bobby Brown

Senior Partner, Capital Defense & Associates


Elizabeth Cappello

Deputy CIO, DHS (invited)

Gloria Chavez

Chief Patrol Agent, Rio Grande Valley Sector, U.S. Border Patrol


Ntina Cooper

Acting Deputy EAC, Enterprise Services, CBP

Ricky Cornelio

CostWise Readiness for CBP (invited)

Paul Courtney

Chief Procurement Officer & Senior Procurement Executive, DHS (invited)

Elaine Duke

Elaine Duke & Associates, LLC

Rachelle Henderson



Benjamine "Carry" Huffman

Acting Deputy Commissioner, CBP


Peter Jaquez

Acting Chief Patrol Agent, El Paso Sector, U.S. Border Patrol


Oscar Leeser

Mayor, El Paso (invited)


Hector Mancha

Director of Field Operations, El Paso, CBP


Tammy Meckley

Associate Director, Immigration Records and Identity Services (IRIS) Directorate, USCIS (invited)


Raul Ortiz

Chief, U.S. Border Patrol 


Stephen Roncone

Chief Financial Officer, ICE (invited)


Kathleen Scudder

Executive Director, Mission Support, U.S. Border Patrol

Ryan Scudder

Acting EAC, Enterprise Services, CBP


Ruynard Singleton

Executive Director, Program Management Office Directorate (PMOD), U.S. Border Patrol


Bill Weinberg

Assistant Administrator for Contracting & Procurement and Head of Contracting Activity, TSA

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