WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Joseph Terrell as the Federal Security Director (FSD) for Pittsburgh International Airport. Terrell served as FSD for Wilmington (N.C.) International Airport and other airports in eastern North Carolina since June 2002.
"Our employees are the most visible symbols of TSA and their ongoing success is dependent on a strong leadership team," said Kip Hawley, Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for TSA. "In Wilmington, Joe has done a tremendous job serving his staff and the traveling public. His experience will be a great asset in his new position at Pittsburgh International."
Prior to joining TSA, Terrell served 15 years in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a Civil Aviation Security Specialist in Washington, D.C. and Europe. At the FAA, he specialized in policy development and international operations and oversaw U.S. civil aviation security interests in Western Europe, Africa, Asia and Mexico. Additionally, Terrell was an instructor at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City. He holds a bachelor's degree from California Polytechnic State University and holds a master's degree from the University of the District of Columbia's Antioch School of Law.
Terrell replaces Acting Federal Security Director Tom Rice, who will resume his position as TSA's FSD at Port Columbus (Ohio) International Airport.