TSA names federal security director for Sacramento International Airport

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Local Press Release
Thursday, November 4, 2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Gail Levario as the Federal Security Director for Sacramento International Airport (SMF).

A TSA employee since 2002, Levario served the agency in a number of positions, most recently as general manager for Compliance Programs at TSA headquarters. In this role she was responsible for several national regulatory programs and managed a $350 million budget, and led a workforce of more than 80 operational and support personnel and staff.

"Gail's professional development throughout her military and civilian careers have prepared her for this role," said Lee Kair, TSA's Assistant Administrator for Security Operations. "Her proven record in security will be an invaluable asset to TSA, Sacramento International, and the men and women she is charged with leading."

Prior to joining TSA, Levario served as a Civil Aviation Security Specialist/Special Agent for the Federal Aviation Administration. In addition, she was a Customs Inspector for the United States Customs Service and an officer in the United States Coast Guard. Levario earned a Bachelor's of Arts Degree from Humboldt State University, Arcata, Calif.

Levario replaces Ron Pelayo who retired earlier this year.