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TSA announces new members of Aviation Security Advisory Committee

National Press Release
Friday, September 27, 2019

WASHINGTON - Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator David P. Pekoske announced the current Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC), including the appointment of two new members and the reappointment of 12 members. ASAC provides recommendations for improving aviation security methods, equipment and procedures.

“The Aviation Security Advisory Committee has provided new ideas for protecting the security of our nation’s transportation system,” said Administrator Pekoske. “I thank all members of the Committee for their willingness to serve.  ASAC is a strong contributor to aviation security. They represent our nation’s vibrant aviation community, and I rely on their advice and counsel.”

The ASAC, a statutorily authorized committee, enhances TSA’s security posture by providing a formalized mechanism for consultation with key industry partners on aviation security matters, including on the development, refinement, and implementation of policies, programs, rulemaking, and security directives pertaining to aviation security.

The standard appointment term is two years.  However, members serve on staggered terms, which means that approximately one-half of the Committee members' terms expire in alternating years.  This ensures continuity and consistency for the ASAC.  New appointments are marked with a double asterisk (**) and reappointments an asterisk (*). The remaining members are continuing to fulfill their staggered, 2-year term with the ASAC.

The following members will represent the 19 mandated membership categories on the committee:

Air Carriers

  • Paul Doell, National Air Carrier Association
  • Randy Harrison, Delta Air Lines, Inc.
  • Craig Lowe, Airlines for America
  • Matthew Vaughan, International Air Transport Association

All-Cargo Air Transportation

  • Steve Alterman, Cargo Airlines Association*
  • Roger Libby, DP DHL - Americas
  • Gary Wade, Atlas Air

Indirect Air Carriers

  • Brandon Fried, Airforwarders Association*

Labor Organizations Representing Air Carrier Employees

  • Bill Cason, Coalition of Airline Pilots Association*
  • Wolfgang Koch, Air Line Pilots Association**
  • Justin Madden, Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association
  • Christopher Witkowski, Association of Flight Attendants – CWA*

Labor Organizations Representing Transportation Security Officers

  • David Borer, American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO*

Labor Organizations Representing Employees of Airport Construction and Maintenance Contractors

  • Michael Mayes, Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO

Aircraft Manufacturers

  • Jens Hennig, General Aviation Manufacturers Association*

Airport Operators

  • Colleen Chamberlain, American Association of Airport Executives*
  • Michele Freadman, Massachusetts Port Authority
  • Cedric Johnson, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

General Aviation

  • Sarah Wolf, National Business Aviation Association
  • Nobuyo A. K. Reinsch, Regional Airline Association

Privacy Organizations

  • Vacant

Travel Industry

  • Lorraine Howerton, U.S. Travel Association*

Airport-Based Businesses

  • John McGraw, National Air Transportation Association*

Businesses that Conduct Security Operations at Airports

  • Christopher Bidwell, Airports Council International – North America*

Aeronautical Repair Stations

  • Christian Klein, Aeronautical Repair Station Association

Passenger Advocacy Groups

  • Vacant

Aviation Security Technology Industry

  • Scott Gray, Leidos, Inc.

Victims of Terrorist Acts Against Aviation

  • Glenn Johnson, Victims of Pan Am Flight 103*
  • Matthew Ziemkiewicz, National Air Disaster Foundation

Law Enforcement

  • Jason Wallis, Port of Portland Police Department

Airport Construction and Maintenance Contractors

  • TJ Schulz, Airport Consultants Council*

The ASAC was established in 1989 in the wake of the crash of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.  For more information on the ASAC, visit tsa.gov.

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