WINWOOD ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM U.S. CUSTOMS
U.S. Customs’ Deputy Commissioner Charles W. Winwood announced his retirement from the agency Friday.
Winwood started his career in Customs as an inspector in South Florida 30 years ago. Over the years he held numerous senior management positions, including assistant commissioner under three separate administrations, and deputy commissioner under two. He most recently served as acting commissioner for eight months, prior to the arrival of Commissioner Robert C. Bonner, late last year.
Winwood has worked extensively on Customs modernization initiatives, and has worked with the shipping industry on Customs-related issues on numerous occasions.
Winwood will be replaced by Douglas M. Browning, former acting assistant commissioner for the Office of Regulations and Rulings, and assistant commissioner for the Office of International Affairs. Browning has worked for Customs since 1977.