Friday, May 25, 2018

TSA announces new members of the Aviation Security Advisory Committee May 2018

Press Release
TSA announces new members of the Aviation Security Advisory Committee
National Press Release
WASHINGTON - Transportation Security Administration Administrator David P. Pekoske announced 31 members to serve on the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC), which provides recommendations for improving aviation security methods, equipment and procedures.
“The Aviation Security Advisory Committee plays a vital role in helping TSA focus on risk-based security,” said Pekoske. “I thank the outgoing, current and newly appointed members of the committee for their service and dedication to helping TSA strengthen its layered approach to aviation security.”
The ASAC, a statutory committee under P.L. 113-238, enhances TSA’s security posture through consultation with key partners on aviation security matters, including on the development, refinement, and implementation of policies, programs, rulemaking, and security directives pertaining to aviation security.

The following members will represent the 19 mandated membership categories on the committee:

Air Carriers
• Paul Doell, National Air Carrier Association
• Randy Harrison, Delta Air Lines, Inc.
• Craig Lowe, Airlines for America
• Matthew Vaughan, International Air Transport Association

All-Cargo Air Transportation
• Steve Alterman, Cargo Airlines Association
• Roger Libby, DP DHL - Americas
• Gary Wade, Atlas Air

Indirect Air Carriers
• Brandon Fried, Airforwarders Association

Labor Organizations Representing Air Carrier Employees
• Bill Cason, Coalition of Airline Pilots Association
• Joe DePete, Air Line Pilots Association
• Justin Madden, Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association
• Chris Witkowski, Association of Flight Attendants – CWA

Labor Organizations Representing Transportation Security Officers
• David Borer, American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO

Labor Organizations Representing Employees of Airport Construction and Maintenance Contractors
• Michael Mayes, Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO

Aircraft Manufacturers
• Jens Hennig, General Aviation Manufacturers Association

Airport Operators
• Colleen Chamberlain, American Association of Airport Executives
• Michele Freadman, Massachusetts Port Authority
• Cedric Johnson, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

General Aviation
• Joseph Dalton, NetJets Aviation, Inc.
• Nobuyo A. K. Sakata, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Privacy Organizations
• Kenneth Mortensen, Attorney at Law, former Associate Deputy Attorney General, Privacy & Civil Liberties, Department of Justice; former Deputy Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security

Travel Industry
• Lorraine Howerton, U.S. Travel Association

Airport-Based Businesses
• John McGraw, National Air Transportation Association

Businesses that Conduct Security Operations at Airports
• Chris Bidwell, Airports Council International – North America

Aeronautical Repair Stations
• Christian Klein, Aeronautical Repair Station Association

Passenger Advocacy Groups
• Daniel Rutenberg, The International Airline Passengers Association

Aviation Security Technology Industry
• Scott Gray, Leidos, Inc.

Victims of Terrorist Acts Against Aviation
• Glenn Johnson, Victims of Pan Am Flight 103
• Matthew Ziemkiewicz, National Air Disaster Foundation

Law Enforcement
• Jason Wallis, Port of Portland Police Department

Airport Construction and Maintenance Contractors
• TJ Schulz, Airport Consultants Council

TSA is transitioning to staggered membership terms, with approximately one-half of the members serving one-year terms and the other half serving two-year terms.  In the following year and thereafter, all appointments will be for two-year terms.

The ASAC was established in 1989 in the wake of the crash of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Visit our website for more information on ASAC

The Transportation Security Administration was created to strengthen the security of the nation's transportation systems and ensure the freedom of movement for people and commerce. TSA uses a risk-based strategy and works closely with transportation, law enforcement and intelligence communities to set the standard for excellence in transportation security.
For more information about TSA, please visit our website at

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