Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Deputy Administrator
Stacey Fitzmaurice currently serves as Senior Official Performing the Duties of the TSA Deputy Administrator.
As TSA’s Executive Assistant Administrator for Operations Support, Fitzmaurice is responsible for providing innovative solutions and processes to protect U.S. transportation systems and the traveling public. These solutions include assessing intelligence and threats related to transportation security; managing all TSA enrollment, vetting, credentialing and prescreening programs; developing and coordinating multimodal transportation security policy and programs; and strengthening operational capabilities in order to meet the TSA mission.
Prior to that role, she served as Deputy Executive Assistant Administrator for Security Operations and was responsible for managing TSA’s domestic security operations for over 53,000 employees and a $4.1 billion annual budget. She oversaw airport checkpoint, baggage and air cargo screening operations for approximately 450 federalized airports, enforced regulatory compliance for transportation security, and delivered advanced explosive detection capabilities through TSA’s specialized behavior detection, canine and explosives specialist teams.
Fitzmaurice was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2015 where she served as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for TSA’s Intelligence & Analysis office and led efforts to strengthen the agency’s intelligence information sharing and counterterrorism programs and oversaw the implementation of recurrent criminal vetting while leading the development of the office’s first set of priority intelligence requirements.
Fitzmaurice has served in several other leadership positions supporting the operational and program management needs for TSA’s Secure Flight and vetting programs as well as TSA’s Checkpoint Technology portfolio. Before beginning her federal career, Fitzmaurice held management positions with the Airlines Reporting Corporation, US Airways, and Trans States Airlines.
Fitzmaurice has a bachelor's degree from Elon University in Political Science and graduated from the DHS Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program in May 2013. She also attended Harvard’s National Preparedness Leadership Institute in 2016 and completed a certificate in Homeland Security Studies from Assero/Tel Aviv University in 2017. She has received numerous TSA and DHS awards for team excellence and leadership. In 2015, Fitzmaurice was presented with TSA’s Trailblazer Award in recognition of her pioneering efforts toward the advancement of women.