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Kimberly Kraynak-LambertKimberly Kraynak-Lambert joined the TSA team at Pittsburgh International Airport in 2002. For more than a decade, she has been dedicated to finding positive ways to communicate with and encourage Officers to be involved locally and nationally.

Kraynak-Lambert knows people can do amazing things when given the opportunity. That philosophy has driven her participation in local employee councils where she has facilitated roundtable discussions with her FSD to encourage dialogue between leadership and Officers, coordinated Diversity Day events, barbecues and holiday parties, and organized food drives to support the local community. She has taken that same engagement philosophy to the national level as the Communications Committee Co-Chair of the National Advisory Council.

Her steadfast commitment brings to mind the phrase “be the change you wish to see in the world” —serving as an inspiration to many.

“What I do matters because I have an opportunity to make a real difference in so many people’s lives across the country. I believe engagement is a critical factor in creating positive change, which is why I try to get involved in as many areas as possible.

“I have always felt it was important for our Officers to have a voice and through my work with the local AFGE 332, I have been able to contribute to a positive, productive partnership within TSA. A particularly proud moment was when the first TSA/AFGE contract was signed.  It was incredibly rewarding for me to be part of a process that has empowered employees.

“I know that even just one person can make a difference. Our work environment is constantly changing and it is a challenge to learn something new every day. I am proud of the hard work my fellow officers are doing and it is an honor to serve with them.”

From the Office of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs

Latest revision: 08 November 2013