Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee

The TSA Administrator has appointed 37 voting members, listed below:

Mass Transit and Passenger Rail:

  • Edward A. Bruce, Director of Intelligence, New Jersey Transit Police Department
  • Robert J. Finnegan, Captain, Police Administration, Delaware River Port Authority Police
  • Robert P. Gatchell, Chief Safety & Security Officer, Virgin Trains USA
  • Polly Hanson, Director of Security, Risk and Emergency Management, American Public Transportation Association
  • Anthony Mercogliano, Assistant Director of Security Program Management, New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NY MTA)
  • Ronald A. Pavlik, Jr., Chief of Police, Metro Transit Police Department
  • Joseph Perez, Chief of Police & Security, Northeast Illinois Commuter Railroad
  • Lisa Ann Shahade, Deputy Chief,  Strategic Operations, Amtrak Police Department

Freight Rail:

  • Greg Bretzing, Senior Vice President, Global Security, Safety and Corporate Affairs, The Greenbrier Companies, Inc.
  • Thomas L. Farmer, Assistant Vice President of Security, Association of American Railroads
  • Herschel Flowers, Homeland Security Manager, Kansas City Southern Railway
  • Edward R. Gelnar, Jr., Vice President of Safety and Compliance, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association
  • Donald B. Loftis, Principle Software Engineer, Olin Corporation


  • Kimberly A. Denbow, Senior Director of Security, Operations and Engineering Services, American Gas Association
  • Rebecca Gagliostro, Cybersecurity & Government Relations Advisor, Southern Company
  • Alfred J. Hancock, Senior Regulatory Security Consultant, Xcel Energy
  • William L. Hayward, Director of Security, BP Alaska

Highway and Motor Carrier – Infrastructure:

  • Natalie Jones-Best, Emergency Preparedness and Risk Manager, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
  • Eileen M. Phifer, Safety and Security Administrator, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Highway and Motor Carrier – Motor Carrier:

  • Douglas R. Morris, Director of Safety and Security Operations, Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association
  • Jacob E. Pierce, Executive Director, Safety Management Council, American Trucking Association
  • Alexandra Rosen, Legislative Affairs Manager, American Trucking Association

Highway and Motor Carrier – Over-the-Road Bus:

  • Michael A. Beltranena, Jr., Director of Safety and Security, Coach USA
  • Michael J. Licata, Security Director, Academy Bus
  • Jason W. Louis, Vice President of Safety, Coach USA
  • Alan Smith, Director of Safety and Security, Greyhound

Highway and Motor Carrier – School Bus:

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

Groups Representing the Users of Surface Transportation:

  • Jaime E. Becerra, Public Transportation Infrastructure Security Executive
  • Joseph A. DeLuca, Chief Compliance Officer, Secure Worker Access Consortium
  • Jennifer C. Gibson, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, National Association of Chemical Distributors
  • Robyn S. Kinsley, Vice President Transportation and Emergency Preparedness, The Chlorine Institute
  • Honorable Dave McCurdy, Pipeline Security and Regulatory Issues, Senior Expert
  • Ivan T. Mote, Emergency Management and Medical Services Expert
  • K. Denise Rucker Krepp, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner
  • Jonathan R. Todd, Partner, Transportation & Logistics Practice Group, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
  • Dr. Patricia P. Woodbury, Council Member, City of Newport News, Virginia with the National League of Cities

In addition to the 37 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.