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Dina M. Amato

Dina M. Amato
Center Director, Miami Field Office U.S. Customs & Border Protection

As the Center Director (CD), Dina Amato is responsible for all aspects of Center management including ensuring that the Center develops and maintains its industry expertise and provides assistance related to financial matters, commodity issues, industry analysis, industry accounts, enforcement actions, paralegal activities and account management.  She ensures her personnel use of effective commercial targeting, coordinates with international partners and other agencies, partners with the importing community and trade associations and uses risk-based approaches to identify and address trade issues, and uses all legal tools and authorities available to CBP. Amato previously served as the Assistant Port Director, Trade Operations, at Miami International Airport (MIA) from 2009 until May, 2016 where she provided oversight to Air Cargo, Import Specialist Operations, Entry Specialist Operations, as well as the Foreign Mail Center/Couriers.  Prior to her selection as the Assistant Port Director, she served as a Program Manager at the Miami Field Office from December 2006 to May 2007.  In this position, she oversaw cargo operations throughout southern Florida, including the ports of Miami, Port Everglades, West Palm Beach, and Key West. Amato has 23 years of federal service. She is a graduate of the Customs and Border Protection Leadership Institute Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia. and has a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Management from FIU.  

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