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The Secretary's Award for Leadership Excellence 2022

The Secretary’s Award for Leadership Excellence Award recognizes an individual and a team that exemplifies the Department of Homeland Security’s leadership philosophy, principles, and core values of integrity, vigilance, and respect. Puts employees first and inspires and motivates others. This award is named for the first Secretary of the Department, Tom Ridge, who embodied these qualities.

Julie Brewer

Science and Technology Directorate

Washington, DC

Operation VOW Task Force

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Herndon, VA

Tiffany C. Amini
Beverly A. Appell
Dennis M. Arinello
Nancy A. Betress
Christopher S. Calloway
Sandra M. Chafin
Avital R. Cohen
Suxian E. Dickey
Carol M. Didden
John P. Dooley
Timothy Flanagan
Sean M. Fowler
Ricky R. Galan
Susan I. Greenberg
Deborah L. Grove
Lourdes Y. Gutierrez
Clarke D. Henderson
Chara Hutchinson
Yolanda J. Jackson
Constance C. Johnson Cage
Caitlin F. Justesen
Kathleen M. Kaplan
Yuxiu Li
Erin K. Lynch
Kenneth S. McNeill
Jake A. Meyers
Robert V. Mongold
Jordan A. Nelms
Jenna R. Nelson
Anthony C. Nguyen
Elijah D. Packley
Manuel J. Rivera
Timothy P. Robinson
Shalimar Santiago Ayala
Julie L. Schroeder
Erin Sehnert
David B. Song
Anna C. Tait
Diana K. Thorne
Ryan Truocchio
Ashlee A. Vandewater
Frank G. Vasquez

Scott Eads

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Sterling, VA

The Mexican Affairs and Immigration Policy Teams

Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans

Washington, DC

Samantha S. Dwork
Ihsan Gunduz
Adam Hunter
Michael D. Huston
Morgan Plumer

Thomas J Sullivan

U.S. Secret Service

Washington, DC

Left to right: U.S. Secret Service Director James Murray, Leadership Excellence Award recipient Thomas J. Sullivan, and DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
Left to right: U.S. Secret Service Director James Murray, Leadership Excellence Award recipient Thomas J. Sullivan, and DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. | View Original
Last Updated: 05/12/2022
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