TSA names Rhonda Vickery federal security director for Saipan Airport

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National Press Release
Friday, April 8, 2005

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Rhonda Vickery as the Federal Security Director (FSD) for Saipan International Airport.

"Rhonda's experience and commitment to the security of Saipan Airport make her ideal for this position," said Rear Adm. David M. Stone, USN (Ret.), Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for TSA. "I know she will provide excellent leadership for our screeners along with the highest levels of customer service for the people of Saipan."

As Administrative Officer for the airport in 2002 and 2003, Ms. Vickery served as liaison between TSA leadership in Washington and the field office in Saipan just as TSA assumed responsibility for security and screening operations at the airport. She also spent eighteen years with United Airlines in numerous positions including aviation security manager immediately following the events of September 2001. In that position, Ms. Vickery coordinated with federal law enforcement and the Federal Aviation Administration in implementing the new security procedures.

The position of FSD was created by the Aviation and Transportation Security Act signed by President Bush on November 19, 2001.