Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee

The TSA Administrator has appointed 31 voting members, listed below:

Mass Transit and Passenger Rail

  • Anthony Mercogliano, Assistant Director of Security Program Management, New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NY MTA)
  • Christopher Trucillo, Chief of Police, NJ Transit Police Department
  • James Cook, Assistant Chief of Police, Amtrak Police Department
  • Polly Hanson, Director of Security, Risk and Emergency Management, American Public Transportation Association
  • Robert J. Finnegan, Captain, Police Administration, Delaware River Port Authority Police
  • Robert P. Gatchell, Senior Executive Vice President of Operations, Remark Holdings

Freight Rail

  • Dr. Brandon Myers, Assistant Chief of Police, CN Railway Police
  • Donald B. Loftis, Principle Software Engineer, Olin Corporation
  • Fred Oelsner, VP of Data and Technology, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association
  • Herschel Flowers, Homeland Security Manager, Kansas City Southern Railway
  • James Tollerson, Infrastructure Security Director and FSO, Norfolk Southern Corporation


  • Adam Long, VP Pipeline Operations, Duke Energy
  • Brian Harrell, Vice President & Chief Security Officer, AVANGRID
  • Robert Mims, Director, Security-Gas, Nuclear, and Electric, Security Operations, Southern Company


  • Lowell Williams, Chief Information Security Officer, Epsilon3
  • Peter Grandgeorge,  National Security and Resiliency Advisor, Berkshire Hathaway Energy


  • Jared Cassity , Chief of Safety and Alternate National Legislative Director, SMART Transportation
  • Vince Verna, Vice President & National Legislative Representative, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen, Division of Teamsters
  • Roy Morrison, Director of Safety, Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division-International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Highway and Motor Carrier – Infrastructure

  • Chris Engelbrecht, Assistant to the Chief Safety & Operations Officer, Missouri DOT, on behalf of American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

Highway and Motor Carrier – Trucking

  • Doug R. Morris, Director of Safety and Security Operations, Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association
  • Robert Kaferle, Vice President of Safety, US Logistics Solutions, Inc.

Highway and Motor Carrier – Over-the-Road Bus (Motor Coach)

  • Alan Smith, Director of Safety and Security, Greyhound
  • Jacob DuBois, General Manager, Peter Pan Bus Lines

Highway and Motor Carrier – School Bus

  • Brian Reu, Lieutenant, Minnesota State Patrol, State Director of Pupil Transportation, National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services
  • Robert F. Ramsdell, Chair of the National School Transportation Association Safety & Security Committee

Groups Representing the Users of Surface Transportation

  • Carl Berkowitz, Ph.D., Consultant/Educator
  • Daniel Krantz, Managing Partner, Secure Worker Access Consortium
  • Norma Krayem, Vice President, Chair, Cybersecurity, Privacy & Digital Innovation Practice Group Van Scoyoc Associates

Security Experts

  • Thomas L. Farmer, Warning Track Consulting, LLC
  • Al Stiehler, Texas A&M

In addition to the 31 voting members mentioned above, six federal departments and agencies with regulatory authority over one or more modes of surface transportation have designated representatives to serve as nonvoting members of the STSAC. There are 14 nonvoting members designated to the committee serving in an advisory capacity from the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Transportation, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and National Transportation Safety Board.