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The Secretary's Award for Leadership Excellence 2023

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.

Juan Cestero

U.S. Coast Guard

Christina Chesterfield

Transportation Security Administration

Donnesha Correll

Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Kimberly Glore

U.S. Coast Guard

Robert Hagan

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

David Miller

U.S. Secret Service

Larry Mizell

Transportation Security Administration

Enid Stulz

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Wallicia Tapscott

Science and Technology Directorate

2022 Election Security Team

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Kathryn Babbin
Sebastian Fischer
Mitchell Freddura
Anna Guiseppe
Erin Horbal
Scott McConnell
Seth Mecum
Michael Moser
Amy Nicewick
Harvey Perriott
Adriana Stephan
James Tipton
Jason Wells
Scott Wetzel
Alexander Zaheer

DHS Volunteer Force

Management Directorate

Mayela Delatorre
Kimya Lee
Michelle Nordman
Teresa Gurnard

Privacy Office

Sandra Taylor

Transportation Security Administration

Robert Cothran
Derrick Williams

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Ruben Florido
Gustavo Quintero

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Michael Champness
Sandra Huxford
Sheila Montano
Alex Padro-Perez
Lindsey Powell
Elsie Silva
Lisa Springer

ICE Health Service Health Corps

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Felix Alicea
Stephanie Avent
Maria Benke
Francis Bertulfo
James Carr
Tracy Coleman-Rawlinson
Tara Daugereau
Jamal Gwathney
Indira Harris
Stephen Holt
Robin Hunter-Buskey
Tonya Johnican
Darlene Jones
Aisha Mix
Tiffany Moore
Denise Morrison
Crystal Russell
Martin Sanders
Michelle Williams
Latrise Workman
Monique Worrell-Oriola
Stewart Smith
LaMikka Armstrong
Diedre Presley
Jennifer Moon
Terry Smith
Ada Rivera

OGC Workforce Team Nomination

Office of General Counsel

Diane Buchli
Suzzane Courtney
Carley Drzayich
Peter Gregory
John Koerner
Edith Moore McGee
Phillis Morgan
Michael Saltalamachea
Stephanie Sawyer
Josh Shuey
Joshua Stanton
Neal Swartz
Angel Williams

U.S. Coast Guard

Lorna Jerome

U.S. Secret Service

Andrew Cannady

Last Updated: 04/14/2023
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