Chief of Staff
Ryan J. Propis
Ryan Propis serves as Chief of Staff of the Transportation Security Administration. He provides strategic counsel on policy and planning matters as well as public and legislative affairs while serving as liaison to the Administration, the Department of Homeland Security, and other agencies.
Before his appointment as Chief of Staff, Propis served as Executive Director of TSA’s Strategy, Policy Coordination, and Innovation where he led agency-wide strategic planning, policy coordination, risk management and innovation efforts to advance the Administrator’s strategic priorities and improve transportation security. Propis joined TSA in September 2018, as Senior Counselor to the Administrator, advising the Administrator and senior leadership on numerous policy, legal and political issues.
Prior to joining TSA, Propis spent over five years on Capitol Hill gaining high-level government affairs, homeland security, political, and legal experience. He served as Senior Counsel for the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security where he drafted and negotiated legislation; analyzed laws and policies relating to counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and transportation security; and advised Chairman Michael McCaul and other committee members on legal and policy issues that impacted national security. Propis also served as Legislative Counsel for Congressman Ted S. Yoho and Legal Fellow for the Committee on Foreign Affairs under Chairman Ed Royce.
Propis received his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law and his B.A. in Criminology and Spanish from the University of Florida.