TSA Names Acting Federal Security Director for O'Hare

Kathleen Petrowsky moves to top O'Hare position, up from deputy federal security director duties


WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Kathleen (Lenz) Petrowsky as the acting federal security director (FSD) for Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD). Petrowsky has been serving as the deputy federal security director (DFSD) for ORD since August 2005. In her new role, she will oversee all TSA operations at O'Hare airport.

"Kathleen is a proven leader and an outstanding selection for the challenges that go with one of the busiest airports in the nation," said Michael J. Restovich, TSA assistant administrator for Security Operations.

Petrowsky has been with TSA for five years. Before working as the deputy federal security director at ORD, Kathleen was the assistant federal security director of Operations, overseeing Human Resources, Finance, the 24-hour Operations Center, Customer Service and Stakeholder Liaison offices. Prior to joining TSA, she was with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as the federal security manager assigned to O'Hare International Airport. While with the FAA, she also worked in the fields of security liaison, regulatory enforcement and investigations.

Petrowsky is a recent graduate of the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Va.