Andy Brinton has more than 30 years of experience in the Federal Government. In the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), he served as: Executive Director, OFO Mission Support; Assistant Director, Field Operations; and Acting Executive Director, Office of Strategic Integration. In the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), he was the Director, DCMA Virginia; Director Organization and Administration; and Staff Director for Plans and Policy. In the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), he served as; Manager, Contract Technical Assessment Group; Supervisory Quality Assurance Specialist, and a Quality Assurance Specialist. In the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command (CECOM), he was a Test and Evaluation Director and Quality Assurance Specialist. He served as an Assistant Federal Security Director for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Mr. Brinton’s functional expertise is in the areas of Border Security, Human Capital, Recruitment/Staffing/Talent Management, Facilities and Asset Management, Capital Project Planning/Development, Strategic Planning, Budget Formulation/Execution, Labor Relations, Defense Acquisition, Test and Evaluation Management, Contract Management, Public-Private Partnerships, Corporate Administration, and Security Management. He was the first civilian to run a Major Field Command for DCMA. He was the lead CBP negotiator and delivery agent for the Cross Border Xpress, a public/private venture bridge/terminal on U.S. Mexico border.
He was the Lead Executive responsible for CBP planning, design and construction of the largest port of entry in the western hemisphere (San Ysidro, CA). He federalized two airports at the initiation of TSA and deployed with FEMA in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. His Grant Thornton client experience includes U.S Coast Guard (USCG), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) (backend advisory only), Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and U.S Army Chaplains. Mr. Brinton received his MBA in International Business from St. Joseph’s University and a BS, Business Administration, from Millersville University. His certifications include Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III in Program Management and Quality Assurance; CBP Leadership Institute; Harvard Senior Managers in Government; and Harvard Senior Executive Fellows. He received the CBP Commissioner’s Award: Best Practices, Efficiency, and Innovation; CBP Unit Citation; DCMA Meritorious Civilian Award; and DLA Superior Civilian Service Medal.