Jeff Thamkittikasem

Jeff Thamkittikasem was named Chief of Staff for Commissioner Joseph Ponte at City of New York Department of Correction in November 2014. Before that, he served as a senior policy adviser at U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Chief of Staff for its Office of Anti-Terrorism.

Mr. Thamkittikasem founded and served as president of Sentinel Strategy and Policy Consulting, a firm that specializes in advising public agencies on the interdiction of contraband. The firm’s clients included the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Transportation Security Administration.

Thamkittikasem received an MPA from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and an MA in Sociology from Stanford University where he graduated with honors. He received his Bachelor of Science from Stanford University where he majored in political science and international relations.