Luz Ponce named federal security director for Louisville International Airport

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Local Press Release
Friday, July 13, 2007

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named Luz E. Ponce as federal security director (FSD) for Louisville International Airport (SDF).

Part of the initial build-up of TSA, Ponce has held a variety of high level positions in her more than four years with TSA. Since October 2005, she has served as the TSA representative to the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, Spain. Prior to working overseas, she was FSD for Bob Hope and Long Beach airports in California. She also served as assistant federal security director of inspection and acting assistant FSD of screening at those airports.

"Luz Ponce is returning to the role of FSD with an even greater breadth of knowledge to apply to the position," said Mo McGowan, TSA's assistant administrator for Security Operations. "Her strong leadership skills and deep understanding of the airport environment will ensure we continue to build on the strong foundation in place at SDF."

Before coming to TSA, Ponce worked for the Department of Transportation/Federal Aviation Administration. She was a manager in both the Los Angeles and Dallas/Fort Worth field offices.

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