ACI-NA Congratulates Pekoske on Confirmation as TSA Assistant Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 3, 2017                                     

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today congratulated David P. Pekoske on his confirmation as Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
 
“Ensuring the safety and security of the traveling public, the top priority 
for airports, is best achieved through effective collaboration between airports, airlines, law enforcement agencies, and other aviation industry stakeholders. Assistant Secretary Pekoske’s proven track record of mission-focused strategic management is essential in reinforcing the importance of a risk-based approach to aviation security.  Now that he has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate, ACI-NA looks forward to working with him and his team at TSA to further advance innovative initiatives that enhance security and operational efficiency.”

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Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America.  Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports.  Collectively, U.S. airports employ more than 1.3 million people and account for $1.2 trillion in economic activity—or seven percent of the total U.S. workforce and eight percent of GDP.  Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada's GDP. Learn more at www.aci-na.org.