With over 450 security experts representing the full spectrum of the aviation industry, this is the security event to attend to expand your networks.
AVSEC World in
Miami, Florida, USA, will showcase the dynamic security environment and provide a forum to address the challenges that the industry faces. The Conference unites professionals in the security sphere to discuss current issues and actions to be taken to manage risks in the aviation industry today.
Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and CEO of IATA
Have a look at the AVSEC World 2019 Program (pdf)
We offer interactive workshops, panels, expert presentations and excellent networking opportunities. Come and join more than 450 security professionals who represent the entire industry! Throughout the course of the conference, we exchange ideas and operational experiences, learn practical new skills, and help construct the framework of the future of aviation security.
Alexandre de Juniac became the seventh person to lead the International Air Transport Association (IATA) when he took on the role of Director General and CEO from 1 September 2016. De Juniac has almost three decades of experience in both the private and public sectors. This includes senior positions in the airline and aerospace industries and the French government. De Juniac served as Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM (2013-2016) and prior to that as Chairman and CEO of Air France (2011-2013). Under de Juniac’s leadership Air France and Air France-KLM underwent a successful restructuring that improved efficiency and strengthened performance. He has also served on the IATA Board of Governors (2013-2016). De Juniac has broad aviation sector experience, including 14 years at French aerospace, space, defense, security and transportation company Thales, and its predecessor companies Thompson-CSF and Thompson SA (1995-2009). In his last position at Thales, de Juniac was responsible for the company’s operations and sales in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.
De Juniac has also held positions in the French government. His career began with the Conseil d’Etat (State Council) from 1988 to 1993. Subsequently, he served in the Department of Budget (1993-1995); and in the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Employment as Chief of Staff to then Minister Christine Lagarde (2009-2011). A French citizen, de Juniac was born in 1962. He is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique de Paris and Ecole Nationale de l’Administration. At IATA he works from both the association’s main offices in Montreal, Canada and Geneva, Switzerland.
FAA, National Security Programs and Incident Response.
Aviation Security, IATA.
UPS, Director of Aviation Security.
Philip Baum, Managing Director Green Light Ltd., regularly chairs, moderates and speaks at industry conferences. He is also available to write articles or provide expert comment to the media in the aftermath of a security incident involving civil aviation.
Shawn began his U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) career as a US Customs Inspector in 1996 at Newark International Airport where he worked in several capacities including on the Air Cargo and Aviation Security teams. He transferred to the Newark/Elizabeth Seaport in 2001 and worked in a variety of areas including mobile scanning units. In 2006, Shawn began his tenure with the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) program as a Supply Chain Security Specialist and performed hundreds of security validations all over the world. In October 2009, he transferred to the CTPAT Headquarters Office to help stand up their internal audit branch. In Headquarters, Shawn worked closely with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to align operational synergies between the two agencies respective to trusted trader programs.
In December 2011, he was named Acting Director of CTPAT where he oversaw the final negotiations and signing of the Mutual Recognition Decision between CBP’s CTPAT and the European Union’s Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) programs. Shawn was selected as the Customs and Border Protection Deputy Attaché to the U.S. Mission to the European Union (USEU) and the U.S. Embassy to the Kingdom of Belgium in October 2012. In October 2017, Shawn joined IATA as a Manager, Cargo Border Management, responsible for leading IATA Cargo Border Management (CBM) cargo security issues, World Customs Organization (WCO) coordination, and capacity building initiatives. Shawn is a graduate of Kean University in New Jersey with a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and is an AEO Technical and Operational Advisor recognized by the World Customs Organization.
Thales, Program Director.
Director, Aviation Security, American Airlines.
Lauren Beyer is the Vice President for Security and Facilitation at Airlines for America, the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines. In this role, she is responsible for security, cargo, and facilitation issues and works collaboratively with A4A member airlines to advance priorities focused on the safe, secure and efficient transportation of passengers and goods across our nation’s airspace. She oversees all aspects of interaction with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection, and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Beyer joined A4A with over 11 years of U.S. federal government experience, focusing on aviation and homeland security. She previously served as the Director for Aviation and Surface Transportation Security at the National Security Council (NSC) where she was responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the development of national aviation security policies, including leading revision of the National Strategy for Aviation Security and spearheading interagency efforts to obtain legislative authority for security and law enforcement agencies to counter unmanned aircraft systems. Prior to the NSC, Beyer held several roles at TSA including as Europe, Africa, Middle East Bureau Chief in the Office of Global Strategies, managing engagement with transportation security stakeholders across these regions. She also served as the Chief of Strategy and Communications for TSA’s Office of Global Strategies. Prior to joining TSA, she served in various roles at DHS including as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Visa Waiver Program Office, as well as serving as the DHS Liaison to the European Union Presidency, stationed in Budapest, Hungary and Warsaw, Poland. Beyer holds a B.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.A. in American Government from Georgetown University.
Domenic Bianchini is the Chief Science Advisor (Acting) for the Office of Requirements and Capabilities Analysis (ORCA). Previously, he served as the Program Manager for the Passenger Screening Program, Program Manager for the Security Technology Integrated Program, and Deputy Division Director for the Mission Analysis Division. As the Chief Science Advisor (Acting) for ORCA, Mr. Bianchini is responsible for research and outreach with interagency, academia, manufacturers, associations, and national laboratory partners to communicate priorities and identify potential solutions. He is responsible for interfacing with international partners to align performance standards and common testing methodologies to ultimately enhance global aviation security. He serves as Co-chair of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Working Group on Innovation in Aviation Security (WGIAS) and TSA technical representative on the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Technical Task Force. Domenic Bianchini joined TSA in 2002 as the Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR) for a $900 million Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) contract designed to detect explosives in passenger checked baggage at United States airports. He soon became the Program Manager of the Security Technology Integrated Program by initiating and managing a program designed to establish network connectivity to approximately 14,000 airport screening devices. Later he was elevated to the Program Manager of the Passenger Screening Program focused on procuring and deploying passenger and carry-on item screening technologies for the inspection of explosive devices and prohibited items. Domenic Bianchini holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from George Mason University and has held numerous recognized industry Information Technology and Program Management certifications from Cisco, Microsoft, Department of Homeland Security Level III, and Project Management Professional (PMP).
Bart Biggers is the chair of both the Corporate, Commercial Transactions & Outsourcing Practice Group and Transportation Industry Group at Winstead. For almost two decades, he has established a practice that fulfills most all corporate and commercial transactional needs of his clients, including supply chain management, technology, business process outsourcing agreements, cross border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, workouts and corporate restructuring, corporate finance (including public and private securities and other capital markets transactions), corporate governance and other general corporate matters. Over Bart’s career, he has significant experience in the airline, maritime, railroad, trucking, hospitality, manufacturing, industrials, technology, oil and gas, finance, insurance, real estate, communications and pharmaceutical industries. This experience has led to Bart being named a go-to lawyer by one of his Fortune 100 clients.
Bart devotes a significant part of his practice to clients in the airline and aviation industry, including advising major international airlines and regional airlines on commercial transactions for all functions of the airline business: supply chain, human resources, hospitality, travel, affinity programs, regional operations (insourced and outsourced), fuel, fleet, regulatory, flight-related security, technology (hardware procurement, content and software licensing, data security and privacy), and other business-process outsourcing transactions as well as general corporate restructuring matters. Bart’s turnaround and workout experience includes the designing, implementing and executing on the assumption, rejection and renegotiation of all the agreements for one of the largest and most successful Chapter 11 bankruptcies in U.S. history. He has worked closely both with business units and in-house counsel of Fortune 500 companies, and has acted as outside general counsel for both public and private companies and worked with private equity and hedge funds. His international experience routinely spans the globe and includes representations involving Europe, South America, Asia and Africa.
Tony Blackiston is IATA’s Assistant Director (Security) for the Americas region based in Miami. Previously he was Head of Group Security for Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon. Tony has 36 years of security and aviation experience that includes three spells with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) – as the Regional Officer (AVSEC and FAL) for Asia Pacific, Security Program Coordinator for the move to the new Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) airport and as a Senior Advisor based in Bahrain where he established the Cooperative Aviation Security Program for the Middle East (CASP-MID). He was the Assistant Executive Director for the sole security provider (AVSECO) at Hong Kong International Airport. Tony has worked for three Federal Government Agencies within Australia and was an Australian Diplomat based in Singapore. Early in his career he was a police officer in the UK and Australia. Tony holds a Masters Degree in International Relations and an Undergraduate Degree in Human Resource Management and Management
Rachel is the Executive Director of Hostage US. In 1996, Rachel’s uncle was kidnapped in Colombia while he was working as an engineer. For seven and a half months, she and her family were thrown into an alien world of fear, isolation and helplessness as others negotiated for his release. This experience left her determined to learn more about kidnapping and ultimately to help set up and then run Hostage UK, which was established in 2004. Rachel moved to the US from England in September 2015 to stand up Hostage US and is proud to lead its brilliant team. She remains actively involved in supporting families and former hostages. Rachel has a long and distinguished career as a writer and policy analyst working on national security issues with governments and the private sector around the world. She was awarded an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) by Her Majesty the Queen in 2014 in recognition for her work with hostages and their families. Rachel is an Associate Fellow at Chatham House, serves on the Advisory Board of Hedayah and is on the Board of Directors of The Global Center on Cooperative Security.
When she’s not working, Rachel can be found playing guitar at open mic nights, 40 feet under water scuba diving or on the sofa watching the latest series on Netflix. “I’m passionate about ensuring that hostages and their families get the care and support they need. I know from experience how frightening, lonely and helpless you can feel when a loved one is kidnapped. I also know that many families face practical problems that normal lawyers, financial advisors or health professionals might struggle to provide. Hostages and their families have a right to this support – free of charge, entirely confidential, and independent of any other interest. I’m honored to be able to do this vital work.”
Nina Brooks is Director, Security, Facilitation and IT, at ACI World. In this role, she provides guidance and support to the airport community, represents airports interests with regulators, and encourages industry collaboration to identify improvements in passenger processes and the overall travel experience while promoting security at all touchpoints of the journey. She has extensive experience in facilitation and security for both airlines and airports. Nina has a degree in Computer Science, and started her career in the United Kingdom in IT, as a programmer, analyst and project manager. Having caught the aviation bug, Nina worked on border and aviation security regulation and facilitation for Virgin Atlantic Airways in the Government Affairs Team. She moved to IATA in Canada in 2007, as Head of Security and Facilitation Projects, and also worked as Director, Borders and Security at InterVistas Consulting, prior to joining ACI in 2015. Nina teaches Aviation Security at McGill University in Montreal.
My passion is helping commercial and government customers understand their security screening needs and provide them with cutting edge x-ray screening technology to ensure their employees, visitors and assets are safe and secure. The focus of my role is to generate new business throughout the eastern United States. From our main manufacturing headquarters in City of Industry, California, Astrophysics has succeeded in designing and building economical security screening technologies with strong post-sale support often surpassing customer expectations. It is with great excitement that I am able to represent Astrophysics throughout the region while striving to grow the company’s market presence in many of the country’s largest metropolitan areas, busiest airports and most heavily utilized ports.
Experienced transportation executive Specialties: strategic planning, airport marketiing, border policies and faciliation, airport security, government liaison, aviation policy.
Jim is a highly accomplished airline executive who holds more than 20 years experience working across global airlines. A recognized international leader, he brings significant multicultural and multilingual experience through overseas assignments and responsibilities spanning six continents. As Senior Vice President of International and Cargo, he leads all airport operations at over 120 airports outside of the United States and leads the worldwide cargo business for the largest airline in the world. Under his direction, the airline continues to position itself as a thought leader in safe, reliable international airline operations and in the air cargo industry. Since joining American in 1996, he has served in a variety of departments and leadership positions, developing an extensive background in finance, marketing, sales, pricing and revenue management. He played a key role in leading the airline’s commercial restructuring and was part of the core leadership team responsible for the negotiation and integration of American Airlines and US Airways.
MedAir, Director of Aviation Security.
ANAC, Gerente de Seguridad de la Aviación Civil contra actos de interferencia ilícita.
Peter Cerdá is the Regional Vice President in the Americas for the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the trade association whose 275 member airlines transport more than 83% of total air traffic. Based in Miami, Mr. Cerdá leads a multinational team of professionals who proactively pursue IATA’s industry priorities with government authorities and industry stakeholders to make air transport safer, more secure, efficient and profitable. His scope of responsibility extends from North to South America with a large local presence in more than 25 countries across the region. He is also IATA’s major shareholder for Cargo Network Services (CNS) and the International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN). Mr. Cerdá possesses a wealth of industry experience acquired over 27 years in aviation. He has worked in various functions for IATA and most recently, he served as Regional Director for Safety, Operations and Infrastructure for the Americas and Atlantic until 2013. Prior to joining IATA in 1996, Mr. Cerdá started his aviation career with Iberia. Fluent in English and Spanish, Mr. Cerdá was born in Spain and received his Master’s Degree in Aeronautics and Aviation Management from Embry Riddle University and a Bachelor of Business Administration at Florida International University.
I am a Finance and Operations professional with 20 years of experience in corporate and consulting roles. I have held leadership roles in Financial Planning and Analysis, Operations Planning, Safety and Security, and Strategic Planning. I have extensive experience bridging corporate goals and objectives with the inherent constraints and challenges found on the front lines to drive results with an integrated approach. I have led teams through unique challenges beyond the day to day including Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring, due diligence, post-merger integrations, and designing and executing major business transformation projects. By leveraging my multi-disciplined background, I balance commercial, financial, and operational perspectives to drive value through sustainable change. I have been recognized for my hands on approach to identify underlying root causes, develop realistic options, and build consensus around actionable solutions. Specialties: Cost Management, Due Diligence, Financial Planning and Analysis, Management Consulting, Operations Planning, Real Estate, Revenue Management, Safety and Security, Strategic Planning, Strategic Sourcing.
David holds an Aeronautical Engineering degree from Glasgow University. He comes from British Airways where he has held various Engineering and Ground Operations roles over more than 17 years, including the last 8 years in senior management. Most recently David ran the Ground Operations safety, quality and training functions globally, working with the airline’s in-house ground handling teams, ground service providers, partner airlines and IATA to drive improvements in safety and security.
Air Line Pilots Association, Aviation Security Chairman - Delta Airlines MEC.
Tim is currently Assistant Director, Member and External Relations for IATA based in Geneva, Switzerland. He is responsible for policy analysis and development as well as working with airline members, regional airline associations and others to articulate and advocate the industry positions to governments and regulators. He leads IATA’s work against human trafficking and promotion of the ratification of international treaties. Prior to joining Member and External Relations, Tim served as IATA Area Manager Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos based in Bangkok and before this he was Country Manager Gulf Area (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the UAE) responsible for all aspects of IATA’s local operations and activities. Before joining IATA Tim was a General Manager with Servisair, one of the world’s largest independent ground service providers, with responsibility for teams of up to 200 employees. Tim holds a Master’s Degree in Air Transport Management from Cranfield University, UK.
Expert in aviation security with more than 10 years of experience in the civil aviation sector. Extensive knowledge of airport security operations, equipment and regulations. Ability to advise and brief senior managers and officials on security matters. Demonstrated capacity in finding creative ways to deal with specific issues. Strong communications skills facilitating relations with other departments, subcontractors and external organisations. In depth knowledge of EU aviation security policy making process.
Experienced cyber security leader and CISO advisor, with in-depth knowledge, diplomacy, creativity. IFSEC Global “Top Influencers in Fire and Security” list 2018 - Ranked 12th in the Cybersecurity professionals and thought leaders category. A natural, engaging communicator with the ability to help mentor organisations to understand and reduce cyber security strategy and increase resilience using anything from Active Cyber Defence to organisational culture. Experience in developing and leading ground-breaking international cyber security projects / exercises and delivering results. A proven leader or team player during high tempo and crisis operations with the ability to quickly see through complexity, identify key risks and develop innovative solutions. Strong interpersonal skills with an infectious passion for the role which shines through when influencing or mentoring stakeholders to success.
Rich Davis is the Managing Director of Corporate Security with the Corporate Security
and Environment division at United Airlines. He has been with United since May of 1978.
Rich has spent the last 23 years in the Corporate Security department at United Airlines,
where he directs the broad range of aviation security issues surrounding the airline and
the airports through which United operates. This involves working in close partnership
with federal, state and local governments and in concert with airport authorities and other
airlines. He is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Security
Committee and the Air Transport Association (ATA) Security Committee. He is a former
six-time Chairman of the ATA Security Committee and was Chairman of the IATA Security
Committee in 2008-2009 after serving as Vice-Chairman in 2006-2007. Rich is also a
member of the U.S. State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC 2007-
2012) and the FBI’s Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC) where he serves both on
the Executive Working Group and chairs the Threats and Intelligence Committee.
Prior to his appointment as Managing Director of Corporate Security, Rich held positions
of Director and Manager with the Security Department. He has also served as a Senior
Staff Representative and Coordinator with Security. He was selected as a member of the
team that produced the Baseline Working Group Report in 1996 and was also an original
member of the FAA Security Equipment Integrated Product Team.
Rich is a graduate of DePaul University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in
History. He has traveled to thirty-two countries.
Experienced Vice President of Engineering with a demonstrated history of working in the Aviation industry. Skilled in Avionics equipment design, aircraft integration and STC certification for FAA, EASA, and various other foreign Civil Aviation regulatory compliance. Strong FAA DER, Electrical Systems engineer with a Bachelor of Science (BS) focused in Avionics Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Lisa chairs the firm's Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) practice, a group dedicated to helping businesses succeed in the dynamic drone marketplace. Lisa's focus is expanding the commercial drone industry, including as co-founder and co-leader of the Commercial Drone Alliance. She also focuses on UAS security efforts. Lisa hosts the Domestic Drone Security Series events, for the first time bringing national security agencies together with industry to explore collaboration opportunities around drone security. Throughout her career, Lisa has worked to bridge government policymaking and business innovation (a combination that has become known as "polivation"). Lisa has held a variety of positions at top levels of the executive branch at the White House and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Most recently, she led the DOJ's effort to develop policy that would govern the use of UAS in the United States, and represented the DOJ in the federal interagency process considering UAS-related policy issues. Lisa is a highly sought-after thought leader on drones law and policy. Her opinions have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fortune Magazine, and other publications – and she regularly appears on television to talk about the latest developments. Lisa was recently featured in Fortune's "Most Powerful Women" series for her efforts to develop policy to govern drone use in the United States. She also delivered a TEDx talk in 2014.
Bruno B. Ferrari Faviero is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Synapse Technology Corporation. Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer. Dates Employed Jan 2019 – Present. Employment Duration 2 mos. Silicon Valley based company bringing computer vision and deep learning AI to security inspection markets in aviation, ports, customs, cargo, critical infrastructure and major events. Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. Dates Employed Apr 2017 – Jan 2019. Employment Duration 1 yr 10 mos. Location San Francisco Bay Area. Working with global aviation security stakeholders to develop a threat intelligence platform for security checkpoints at airports, government and office buildings, and other environments. Let's partner to make the world safer and make security checkpoints more intelligent.
José Freig is the Managing Director, International Government Affairs and Chief Security Officer for American Airlines. In this role, Freig oversees the airline’s corporate security and international government affairs team to include the relationship with all federal agencies focused on security. He is responsible for the airline’s foreign government affairs efforts, domestic and international security programs, investigations, fraud and revenue protection, crew and operations security, and regulatory compliance. José oversees the airline’s relationship with foreign governments and represents American Airlines’ interests and priorities before agencies under the Department of Homeland Security, including the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). José also leads American’s security and related policy development and advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and at the White House. Prior to joining American in 2008, Freig served as the Area Director, West Region for Siemens Government Technologies in Phoenix, Arizona as the security technology and screening liaison to TSA, CBP, Department of State, airport authorities and original equipment manufacturers. José is the Vice Chairman of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Security Group, former Chairman of the Airlines for America (A4A) Security Council, and is an active member of the International Security Management Association (ISMA) and Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC). He is also a board member for Hostage US.
New York Police Department (NYPD), Commanding Officer of the Intelligence Bureau.
Jon Godson joined the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in 2008 and has over 27 years’ professional environmental management experience including four years with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Jon holds a BSc in Environmental Science, MSc in Climate Change and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Waste Management. He is currently supporting the development of environmental management best practices for the airline sector and has been leading IATA’s activities related to cabin waste management since 2012.
Decisive, results oriented security professional, 20+ years of experience in the aviation and security industry, Outstanding talents in planning and execution, risk management, team building, budget management, stake holder relationships, continuous improvements process. Driven by new challenges and desire to succeed in all endeavors. Enjoy problems solving and thinking of new ways to improve processes and procedures. Excellent interpersonal, Analytical, Communication, and leadership skills.
I am a serving police officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and have 31 years of service. I currently hold the position of Director of the RCMP's Canadian Air Carrier Protective Program and am the Chair of the International In-Flight Security Officer Committee. I have served in three Provinces and am an accomplished police leader. Most of my experiences as a police officer have been in operational roles, including undercover operations, investigating abuses at residential schools, missing persons, child exploitation, major investigations and, general duty (patrol) in small and large communities in both Newfoundland and British Columbia. As a serving police officer, I have extensive experience in leadership. In 2003, I was selected to lead the first RCMP Internet Child Exploitation Team established in British Columbia. From 2009 until 2012, researched and established a business case to create a Child Protection Centre in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia and in 2011, my vision of a multi-agency Child Protection Centre became a reality with the opening of "Sophie's Place." I have been an Accredited Team Commander since 2009 and an Air Incident Commander since 2017. I have extensive experience teaching nationally and internationally on investigative techniques and Major Case Management.
Lewis D Griffin received a BA degree in Mathematics & Philosophy from Oxford University, UK, in 1988, and a PhD degree from the University of London in 1995 for the thesis “Descriptions of Image Structure” in the area of computational vision. Following positions at Aston University (Vision Sciences) and Kings College London (Imaging Sciences) he has been at University College London (Computer Science) since 2005, where is now a Reader. His research interests include image structure, colour vision, machine learning and biomedical modelling, with applications in security science, biomedicine and geoscience. Since 2014 his COMPASS group has researched topics in Computational Security Science, with funding from Rapiscan Systems, UK Home Office and UK Defence Science Technology Laboratory. The COMPASS group were the first to demonstrate the power of bespoke-trained Deep Learning networks applied to X-ray security images. Their work on firearm detection in cargo containers was featured in the Economist. They have pioneered the use of Automated Anomaly Detection, as an alternative to Threat Detection, for X-ray security images.
Gloria joined WTTC in August 2017, following a varied career in Travel & Tourism. Recognised as one of the most influential women in Mexico by CNN and Expansion, Gloria began her professional career in 1989 at NCR Corporation working in the Latin America, Middle East, and Africa regions. She holds a BS in Computer Science from Anahuac University and MBA from Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University. Since 1995 she has worked for the travel industry, starting at the Sabre Travel Network and Sabre Holdings, she was later CEO of JV Sabre Mexico reporting to a board of directors from Aeromexico, Mexicana, and Sabre. In March 2010 President Calderon appointed her as Minister of Tourism and two weeks after she was given in addition the full responsibility of the Mexican Tourism board. Under her leadership the “National Agreement for Tourism” in Mexico was created and signed on 28 February 2011. Gloria received the Good Neighbour Award from the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce and Virtuoso awarded Mexico the best tourism board in the world due to her successful branding and repositioning efforts. In addition, Gloria has been Special Advisor on Government Affairs to Harvard University, and part of the Future for Travel, Tourism and Aviation Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Experienced Public Policy Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry. Skilled in Public Policy, Aviation, Automated Vehicles, Intelligence, Counter terrorism, Homeland Security, and relationship building. Strong community and social services professional with a Master’s Degree focused in International Relations and Affairs from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Per Haugaard is Director at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE). He is responsible for overall EU transport policy coordination and security. He oversees inter-institutional relations, communication, economic analysis, international issues and legal matters. Previously, he worked at the European Commission’s Secretariat-General, where he was in charge of the EU’s contribution to G7 and G20 and European foreign policy, providing advice to the Commission’s President and Vice-Presidents. Before that, he was the Permanent Representative of the Commission to the EU Political and Security Committee. He has extensive experience in the area of policymaking and advising members of the European Commission. He was a member of the Cabinet of EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson and of EU Enterprise and Information Society Commissioner Erkki Liikanen. Before joining the Commission, he was a private practicing lawyer in Brussels and Copenhagen. He has law degrees from the universities of Copenhagen and Oslo and from the College of Europe in Bruges.
Sonia HIFDI is an engineer in physics and transportation within the French Civil Aviation Authority. She graduated in transport economics, in airport management and in resilience and crisis management. She started her career as the head of the explosives detection unit within the French civil aviation technical center in 2004. After 5 years, she moved to the office of security measures to manage the air carrier security program. Since January 2016, she is the head of the office of security measures with the aim of defining the national AVSEC policy, to ensure the coordination with the main departments within the French government in charge of aviation security. Since 2013 she is the chair of the ECAC Guidance Material Task Force. Moreover, since 2014 she is the French representative to the ICAO Aviation Security Panel and the rapporteur of the ICAO working group in innovation in Aviation Security. She is the current vice chair of the ICAO Aviation Security Panel.
IATA, Manager Safety.
Eric Kaler is currently the Senior Director of Airline Security at Hawaiian Airlines. Responsibilities encompass both Aviation and Corporate Security teams, and focus on operations, facilitation, emergency response, and is the company’s primary liaison with law enforcement throughout the world. Most recently, Eric has been a driving force behind the evolution of aviation security toward risk based, data driven security strategies and tactics. Hawaiian Airlines is an industry leader in using advanced platforms to capture and analyze data from TSA’s Secure Flight and Pre-Check Programs, CBP’s APIS Quick Query Program as well as programs from other countries that return a clearance to the carrier. This automation is used to assess risk and provide actionable data to front-line personnel. Eric’s work in this regard was featured in a recent issue of Aviation Security International (ASI) Magazine. Eric’s Public appearances representing Aviation Security and supporting these initiatives include Think Tech, a global awareness program on public television; as speaker at the Passenger Terminal Conference and panelist at IATA’s AVSEC World. As a part of his trade association engagement, Eric has a seat at Security Councils of Airlines for America (A4A), the Overseas Aviation Advisory Council, (OSAC) organized by the US Department of State, and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Eric’s interest in these areas stems from experiences early in his career as a volunteer first responder to family assistance centers for Pan Am 103, Avianca 52. The 2002 bombings by AQ/ASG/JI Bali, Indonesia were the catalyst that shifted the focus of his aviation career to security.
CEO, Synapse Technology.
Finnair, Head of Security.
Mahmood Khan is the Managing Director of Cyber Security Operations at United Airlines. In this role, Mahmood leads the airlines global information security operations team responsible for safeguarding customers and employees data and protecting the airline ecosystem from attacks. Prior to joining United in 2017, Mahmood was a Senior Vice President at Bank of America Global Information Security team responsible for executing the bank’s Information security strategy. Since 1997, Mahmood has held various roles in information security and risk management focused on building security operations center, application and perimeter security, cloud security, business information security officer and information security strategy. Mahmood is a graduate of DePaul University in Chicago, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and holds multiple industry certifications including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA). Mahmood serves as a board member for the Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center (A-ISAC), is member of IATA Aviation Cyber Security Task Force (ACSTF), OWASP, ChicagoFIRST and is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Cyber Security at Missouri State University graduate program.
Serial entrepreneur using blockchain technology to build breakthrough cyber security SaaS. 9 languages, 1 daughter, 4th startup. Cofounder Vchain Technology-part of Cylon Labs, European Institute of Tech, IAG Hangar 51, Seedcamp. Oxford Alum (1st class).
Emirates Manager Security Training. Specialties: Unruly behaviour on board commercial aircraft.
Air Line Pilots Association, Occupational Health, Safety & Security Specialist.
United Airlines Senior Regional Manager. Specialties: Security Management System (SeMS) IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).
ICAO, Senior Aviation Security Innovation Officer.
Marie-Caroline leads LAM LHA’s European activities, focusing on regulatory strategy and passenger facilitation matters. Prior to joining LAM LHA, Marie-Caroline was Assistant Director with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in Brussels where she developed IATA’s position on EU legislation impacting the aviation sector, advocated on IATA member airlines’ behalf, and developed IATA travel facilitation strategies. Before IATA, Marie-Caroline held positions related to aviation and transport policy with EU trade associations and in the European Parliament. She holds master degrees from both Sciences Po Paris (IEP) and the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. Marie-Caroline is also a certified IATA external instructor, regularly leading IATA courses on Passenger Data Exchange Programs.
Brad Levy represents publicly traded and privately held companies in a broad range of business transactions and other corporate matters. Brad is a member of Winstead’s Corporate, Commercial Transactions & Outsourcing Practice Group and Transportation Industry Group. He focuses on corporate and commercial transactions and business process outsourcing arrangements, including master services agreements, equipment purchase agreements, transition services agreements, maintenance, repair and overhaul services agreements, various agreements pertaining to human resources functions, connectivity hardware and services agreements, consulting agreements and other agreements with strategic business partners. Brad also has experience handling domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and related transactions, as well as advising clients and their officers and directors on corporate governance and compliance procedures.
Brad has represented clients in a variety of industries, including technology, retail, transportation and energy, but has unique and extensive experience in the aviation industry. He has represented clients in the aviation industry in multiple transactions with suppliers and other service providers, as well as buyers and sellers of aircraft, engines and other aircraft parts. Brad’s experience encompasses both foreign and domestic matters, including representations involving Australia, the British Virgin Islands, Canada, China, Colombia, El Salvador, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Panama, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
I am an experienced Chief Innovation Officer with a history of working in government and industry primarily within the field of national security. I have worked in a variety of senior policy development and operational delivery roles and now lead innovation matters at the TSA | US Homeland Security.
Mariely Loperena currently serves the Asia Pacific/Western Hemisphere Regions as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Regional Director. As the Asia Pacific/Western Hemisphere Regional Director, Ms. Loperena oversees 14 TSARs and provides senior level expertise on transportation security to many countries including over 190 last point of departure airports to the United States. Prior to her appointment as Regional Director in 2016, Ms. Loperena served as the TSA Representative (TSAR) to Central America, Colombia and Dominican Republic. She worked with Civil Aviation Authorities, the Central American Corporation for Air Navigation Services, the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission and the International Civil Aviation Organization and its Member States in areas related to civil aviation security. Mariely Loperena started her career with TSA as the Program Manager for Advanced Screening Training Programs in 2004. She managed the development and deployment of the various advanced training programs. In 2008, Ms. Loperena was appointed as the Chief of the Screening Effectiveness Branch. She was responsible for the assessment of the effectiveness of screening operations across the airports and the determination of solutions that enhances performance.
From 1995 to 2004, Ms. Loperena worked for the Department of Defense. In 2000, she served as an Assistant Program Manager for Logistics, Foreign Military Sales, which involved managing and monitoring international programs for the acquisition and procurement of foreign military sales supplies and resources. In 2001, she joined the Joint Staff, J8, Support Agency, Reform and Assessment Office. She served as the Team Leader for the conduct of biennial Combat Support Agency Review Team assessments of the responsiveness and readiness of the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Agency to the operating force. The assessments were conducted on behalf of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. Ms. Loperena holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Interamerican University, and a Doctoral degree in Education from George Washington University.
Performed with excellence as operational executive, supply chain specialist, security professional, team leader and champion of ambitious, challenging operational initiatives. Created and maintained the transportation logistics, security and supply chain systems critical to any company’s economic vitality. Experience in both the private and public sectors. Thoroughly familiar with the unique shipping and security requirements of multiple industries, including air transport, agriculture and pharmaceuticals. Skilled in facilitating flow of commerce while complying with national and global regulatory mandates. Skilled in: Process Reengineering / Turnaround / Regulatory Compliance / Supply Chain / Security / Cost Control / Balanced Scorecard / International / Multi-Cultural / Union Relations.
In depth knowledge of aviation regulatory framework focusing on security and operational issues. Developped strong relationship with various players in aviation legal arena like ICAO, ECAC, IATA, Belgian Federal Services (Transport and Foreign Affairs), EU DG Transport and Energy. Member of various air cargo industry associations. Attended several Economic Missions to analyse market and suggest improvements or strategic moves to Corporate Management. Specialties: Monitor evolution of the legal framework and launch in-depth analysis or lobbying activities when required. Translate regulations in operational processes in a pragmatic way. Operate qualitative inspections in order to ensure compliance with applicable air law. Liaise with governmental institutions to unlock difficult situations. Attend Aviation bilateral or multilateral negociations as industry external expert.
Cameron joined Smiths in 2003 serving in various sales and management roles leading market based teams across Asia Pacific from Singapore. In September 2010 Cameron became Managing Director of Australia and New Zealand and Director of Product Management based in Sydney leading the ANZ business and product development for the Integrated Systems product line. In March 2014 he was promoted to Regional Managing Director as Head of Mature Markets for Asia Pacific being responsible for ANZ, Hong Kong, Japan, Republic of Korea, and Singapore. In March 2016 Cameron was appointed to the role of Global Market Director – Aviation based in Detection HQ in London. This role works to the VP of Strategy and Marketing.Cameron has a BSc (Hons) & MEngSc in Project Management from the UNSW, Australia. He also holds an MSc from Cranfield University, UK.
Travis is Vice President for Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs at Airbus leading policy strategy for company’s new business and emerging technology investments in autonomous air taxis, unmanned aircraft, urban air mobility and much more. Before Airbus, Travis worked at Alphabet’s Google X and Google on the engineering and public policy teams to help bring technologies like Wing (Delivery Drones), Makani (Energy Kites for Wind Resoures), Loon (High Altitude Internet Balloons), the Smart Contact Lens, Waymo (Self Driving Car), and Project Foghorn (Seawater Fuel) to market. He serves on the boards of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Policy, and the Aspen Institute’s Vanguard Leadership. He received his Bachelor’s Degree at Syracuse University, where he was recognized as a Harry S. Truman Scholar, one of the country’s most prestigious undergraduate awards. He earned his Master’s Degree at the University of Michigan and also studied at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government as a Galbraith Scholar. Having performed as a classical vocalist and pianist for much of his life, Travis is also an avid musician.
Port Director, Miami International Airport, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Dr. Sarah Merks is senior research scientist and project manager at the Institute Humans in Complex Systems (www.fhnw.ch/miks) of the School of Applied Psychology, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland. She also works at the Center for Adaptive Security Research and Applications in Zurich (www.casra.ch). Her main research focus is on the human factor and the human-machine interaction in airport security.
Jared Mikoch-Gerke is the Regulatory Security Advisor in the Aviation Security division for WestJet Airlines and its wholly owned subsidiaries - WestJet Encore and Swoop Inc. In this capacity, Jared is responsible for coordination of WestJet’s Security Management System (SeMS) across the organization and for delivering a seamless aviation security program in support of company-wide compliance with all Transport Canada, TSA, and international legislation and regulations. A key focus of Jared’s role is to oversee the development, implementation, and review of aviation security policies and procedures cross-functionally, while liaising with Canadian, US and international civil aviation authorities to proactively address changes to the regulatory security framework and support the development of innovative security practices.
Jared brings to his position a comprehensive background in airline operations. Prior to joining the Aviation Security division, Jared spent the previous 10 years working throughout the organization specializing in ground handling, commercial operations and airport operations in a number of roles with increasing responsibility and management functions. Jared studied Commercial Aviation and Airline Management at the University of North Dakota and Marketing Management at Mount Royal College in Calgary. Jared holds an FAA private pilot’s license and is chair of the Security and Facilitation Committee of the National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC).
UNODC, AIRCOP Project coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Mr. Nelson is a global Sales & Marketing executive with 20 years of aviation security and medical imaging experience; from Fortune 200 companies to small VC-backed corporations. He brings expertise in opening new markets and driving growth; leveraging his previous roles in sales, marketing and management with L3 Technologies, Implant Sciences, Philips Healthcare, and GE Medical Systems. He has an MBA from the University of Minnesota in Strategic Management and Marketing, and a BA from Dartmouth College.
Properly motivated teams, with ownership of their organisation's vision and recognition of the value of their work, can achieve disproportionate results. This principal, combined with a belief that recruitment is one of the most important functions of senior management guides my people focused leadership style. I have great passion for all aspects of business, and have experienced the equal challenges of reducing profitability and extreme growth, both of which require a well defined, articulated and disseminated vision and strategy to successfully manage. From this, driving profitability through confident sales management backed up by an efficient delivery platform becomes a practicality, rather than the focus.
I have a broad range of experience within both the commercial sector and the armed forces. I have held Director roles for market leading companies since 2011, which has included all aspects of commercial experience, from finance to operations, strategy to HR. During my 12 years in the Royal Navy and joint specialist capability I deployed on several operational tours in both a command (front line and supporting) and liaison role, working with international partners and OGDs. Specialties: Leadership, business strategy, operational efficiency
Aviation Security, Director General.
Sally Nordeen is the Senior Director of Aviation Solutions for the AMERICAS business within Smiths Detection’s U.S. subsidiary. Smiths Detection manufactures specialized solutions for the detection and identification of narcotics, weapons, contraband, chemical, radiological and explosives materials. Its U.S. subsidiary manages programs for a variety of customers which include the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
In this capacity Sally is accountable for sales, business development and the strategic and tactical components of customer engagement for the US air transportation market and Canada. Sally joined Smiths Detection in 2017 as part of the Morpho Detection acquisition. She was with Morpho Detection since 2011 and served in various sales and management roles leading global market based teams in the aviation and critical infrastructure sectors. Sally has a BS in Engineering Management from the U. S. Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from Duke University – The Fuqua School of Business.
Every business leader is consumed by a myriad of competing concerns: making the plan, growing the business, increasing margins, launching a new product, improving morale, developing future leaders ... After 35+ years of leading businesses, functional and project teams to address these concerns, I have found the best predictor of sustainable success to be the quality of an organization's culture, as articulated and role-modeled by its top leader and executive team. By quality of culture, I mean: 1) the level and consistency of trust across the organization, 2) the degree of shared commitment to the organization's goals and values, and 3) the effectiveness of routine conversations within the organization, and with their customers, partners and suppliers. And yet, an organizations' culture and these success attributes seem to be among the least well understood and least talked about (publicly) by leaders and managers at every level. Why is that?
I started Finish Well Partners to help leaders identify and resolve underlying human and business concerns. My focus is on helping clients develop new skills and sensibilities at the core of all human endeavors: effective listening, building/restoring trust in relationships, conducting conversations for possibilities and action, giving/accepting accountability and managing promises/commitments. Because these skills and sensibilities are based on one's understanding and mastery of self and relationships with others, the distinctions we offer are applicable and can add value in every industry and domain of action.
Working knowledge of the regulatory environment for financial institutions. Small team management skills from leading multiple teams of up to five people. Motivated, self-starter from many non-authoritative leadership positions. Internal controls framework development, documentation and testing experience. Working knowledge of IFRS and experience with US GAAP.
I am a seasoned financial services professional with 16 years of experience in the US capital markets. I offer extensive knowledge of the US Equity markets with strong skills in trading, industry analysis, market structure, relationship management and sales. I posses a unique combination of creativity and analytical skill with the ability to approach both vantage points to develop profitable solutions for internal and external clients. I have extensive experience in marketing and product development. Professional, flexible, and versatile.
Since December 2017, Guillermo Pardo has been the General Director of Integral Security, Risks and Compliance in Avianca Holdings; previously he served as Director of Civil and Corporate Aviation Security. Guillermo Pardo is an Architect at the Javeriana University, specialist in Strategic Management at the Universidad de la Sabana. He has training in personal and organizational development, risk management, management systems, Aviation Security and HSEQ. During his trajectory of more than 16 years in the aeronautical sector he has designed and implemented strategic projects related to risk management, security and compliance that involve processes of organizational change. He has served as Director of Airport Security at Opain S.A., Director of Security and HSE at Copa Airlines Colombia, General Manager and Project Director at International Aviation Security Group Colombia S.A.
Implementation and supervision of corporate Aviation Security Quality Control System by Securitas Services carried in the context airport and airline security operations in accordance with applicable security requirements at 18 Member States (operations at 180 airports). Approves the methodology deployed by different Securitas entities to ensure maximum detection capability. Responsible for implementation of the audits and legal expertise in the field of aviation counter terrorism. Hold extensive expertise in explosive detection equipment, in particular in the testing and performance areas. Responsible for and undertake routine testing of equipment and staff performance by use of established protocols for overt and covert testing. Provide feedback from the industry user perspective on interface applications and development of various detection training platforms.
David Pekoske has extensive experience in government service, transportation safety and security, private sector executive management and non-profit governance. He is currently Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration. He is a graduate of the U. S. Coast Guard Academy. He served on active duty in the Coast Guard for over 30 years, retiring as the Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard in 2010. In that position he was also the Component Acquisition Executive and the senior leadership sponsor for the Coast Guard’s innovation program. As a flag officer, he commanded the Coast Guard’s Pacific Area, the First Coast Guard District (New England, New York and northern New Jersey) and was the Assistant Commandant for Operations at Coast Guard Headquarters. He has a Master of Public Administration degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a member of the adjunct faculty at American University where he taught public policy in the Key Executive Master of Public Administration Program. He was member of the Board of Trustees for the U. S. Coast Guard Academy from 2006-2008. David Pekoske is the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the InfraGard National Members Alliance. He has served as a member of the Naval Studies Board of The National Academies, the Board of Advisors of the Jewish Institute for the National Security of America, the Advisory Board of Heroes Linked and the National Security Advisory Council of the U. S. Global Leadership Coalition.
Experienced business leader with a proven track record in driving technology-enabled business transformation and managing complex programs and industry initiatives in an international, multi-disciplinary environment, as well as building and leading flourishing professional services organizations. Outstanding stakeholder management and business development skills. Highly effective people manager, capable of coaching and inspiring individuals and teams in a dynamic and changing business context. Self-motivated professional who thrives in an environment that fosters innovation, team work, and focus on customer value. Passionate about all that relates to human performance and organizational change management.
Serge joined the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service (LE/FAMS) in February 2002. As part of the law enforcement leadership team at TSA Headquarters, he oversees the day-to-day operations of TSA’s Insider Threat, Man-Portable Air Defense Systems, and Joint Vulnerability Assessments units focused on managing insider threat inquiries, investigations and analysis, and conducting security vulnerability assessments at U.S. airports. Serge also serves as Co-Chair of TSA’s Insider Threat Advisory Group (ITAG), where he coordinates an agency-wide collaborative effort to review and analyze on-going Insider Threat Program activities, identify gaps, and develop mitigation strategies. He was recently appointed as the government Co-Chair of the new Insider Threat Subcommittee, under the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC), which is examining the current security threat posed by airport insiders to our Nation's aviation systems, and providing advice and guidance to the TSA Administrator.
Prior to his TSA Headquarters assignment, Serge planned and led thousands of Federal Air Marshal counterterrorism and “VIPR” (Visible Intermodal Protection and Response) operations at the Washington and Philadelphia field offices. He also served on several Federal Bureau of Investigation Counterterrorism Division assignments focused on international terrorism, transportation security, and insider threat investigations and operations. During the rapid post-9/11 outgrowth of the FAMS workforce, Serge served as a multi-disciplinary law enforcement instructor at the TSA Training Center in Atlantic City, NJ. Before joining TSA, Serge completed a five-year tour as a United States Marine, where he successfully leveraged his formal education and training in communications technology, Russian language, reconnaissance and direct action operations. Serge is the recipient of several awards and commendations to include TSA’s 2018 SAC of the Year Award, 2016 ODNI National Intelligence Professionals Award – Unit Citation, the 2016 TSA Honorary Awards for Security/Intelligence and Global Security, 2015 TSA Honorary Award for Security/Intelligence, 2011 TSA Honorary Award for Law Enforcement, an FBI Director’s Certificate and National Joint Terrorism Task Force Award for Excellence. He is a graduate of TSA’s Senior Leadership Development Program, has completed the American University Key Executive Leadership Program, and received a master’s degree in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School and a bachelor’s of science in Business Administration from the University of Maryland University College.
Extensive experience in institutional, corporate and PR communication. Development and execution of offline and digital communication strategies, internal communication channels, and other organizational development and engagement activities. Communication in Change Management. Corporate Social Responsibility Specialist in business-government relations; relationship with interest groups; political analysis and risk analysis, in various business sectors. Analytical and resolutive capacities. Organizational, management and strategic planning experience. Extensive experience in the design, formulation, execution and evaluation of projects, with internal and external financing. Leadership of qualified teams. Management of work groups and focal points, in various European and Latin American countries. Negotiation and communication skills. Adaptability, flexibility and work under pressure. Work by objectives and results in countries of Europe and Latin America More than 15 years in the field of research and teaching, in the areas: international and domestic security, international politics, Europe, Latin America, Mexico, United States, migration issues , conflicts, development, foreign trade.
Andrew Stevens is an anchor/correspondent and Asia Pacific Editor at CNN based in Hong Kong. He has worked for television and the print media in Asia for 25 years, including 18 years with CNN, four years at CNBC as chief business correspondent and three years as Financial Editor at the South China Morning Post. He also was economics correspondent for the Press Association and a reporter for the Australian Financial Review in his home country of Australia. He has reported on many of the key political, economic and geo-political events that have shaped Asia-Pacific over the past two and a half decades and has interviewed state leaders across the region as well as key business leaders. He has reported closely on the rise of China, economically and politically, from Hong Kong and is a frequent commentator on the US-China relations. He has also led CNN's coverage of the aviation industry in Asia.
Angela Stubblefield is the Deputy Associate Administrator for the FAA’s Security and Hazardous Materials Safety office. Ms. Stubblefield has 25 years expertise in threat analysis, emergency operations planning, hazardous materials safety, national security policy, and investigations oversight. Since 2001, Ms. Stubblefield has held positions in FAA, TSA, and the Office of the Secretary of Transportation. In addition to working across Lines of Business in FAA, she routinely collaborates with the National Security Council and Executive Departments and Agencies to resolve complex national security, safety, and crisis-response challenges. Ms. Stubblefield has a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Philosophy from the University of Virginia. After graduating, she became an active duty United States Marine and worked for the U.S. Marine Corps as a civilian intelligence analyst before joining the FAA. She also earned a Master of Arts in Transportation Policy, Operations, and Logistics from George Mason University School of Public Policy.
Manager, Aviation Security, IATA.
Matthew has over 17 years security management experience and, prior to his current role, he spent eight years with Etihad Airways with five years’ experience as Head of Aviation Security. Matthew’s role with IATA includes baseline compliance to Aviation Security standards and recommended practices, alongside leveraging an all-hazards, risk-based approach through strategic threat analysis and business continuity planning in a high threat, high reliability industry. Previously, Matthew worked as a New South Wales Police Force Constable (Sydney, Australia) which led to a national security management role with the Australian Government (Canberra, Australia). Matthew’s government security career led towards to a national project management role with DHL Express and a consultancy role with GHD Pty Ltd based in both Saudi Arabia and Dubai. Matthew has a Master’s in Science, majoring in Risk Management and Security. In addition, Matthew holds a Bachelor’s in Policing and Justice and a Postgraduate Diploma in Criminal Intelligence, as well as several aviation security management qualifications.
I am a professional commercial pilot with 15 years of experience in international and governmental affairs of which 4 spent as President of the European Cockpit Association (ECA) which represents 38,000 pilots in 37 European countries. I have gained knowledge in a number of areas including organisational management, administration and finance, aviation safety, governmental affairs and air transport negotiations. I have demonstrated my strong interpersonal skills even in times of crisis like during the recent MH17 tragedy. I have been able to ensure an effective response from the association while facing the intense media exposure and pressure. I have developed my skills as a leader ensuring the good functioning of ECA’s Board of Directors, staff and members. I am seen as being able to face and handle difficult and politically sensitive discussions and decisions. I am a good listener, strategic thinker, goal oriented and very perseverant. I understand the importance for a leader to be supported, to be able to motivate its team and to work together in the same direction.
Larry is the former Managing Director of Corporate Security for American Airlines and its parent AMR Corporation. During his tenure at American Airlines, he received the FBI Director’s Award for his team leadership in supporting the 9/11 Terrorist investigations. As the head of global security, he directed American/American Eagle and Trans World Airlines’, security operations, compliance and asset protection programs. His responsibilities included over 5000 daily flights, and asset protection in 65 countries, including over 2000 security staff members. Prior to joining American and subsequent to his FBI career, Larry served as the Dallas Cowboys Operations Director, Director of Player Counseling Services, and Director of Security for the NFL’s World League which later became NFL Europe. During the initial Cowboys period, he took a leave of absence to serve as Security Director for Pop Singer Whitney Houston’s first World Tour. That mission included security assessments and planning in dozens of countries, cities and facilities. He retired from American in 2004 and established his consulting practice. Football also beckoned and he returned to the Dallas Cowboys as Director of Security as well.
While at American, all programs relating to security, including regulatory compliance were under his direction, which included multiple subsidiaries. He served as a Corporate Restructuring Team Leader and was personally responsible for evaluations of the American Flight Department. Those efforts resulted in annual department savings of $10 Million. He directed emergency security operations for many global crisis events including, plane crashes, terrorist bombings, kidnappings, attacks and crimes against company facilities and personnel, a worldwide Flight Attendants’ strike which included protection of replacement crew members and company facilities to ensure business continuity. In Pakistan, he directed a logistics, security and safety program for a team of 36 American Specialists in restructuring Pakistan International Airlines. His emergency planning facilitated their safe evacuation after military coups. In 1997, Larry initiated a proposed Federal Aviation Security Program (Federal Security Screening Agency) to government and industry. That program was later used in establishing the TSA after the 9/11 attacks. Shortly after 9/11, He served as a member of the Silicon Valley Congressional Blue Ribbon Technology Panel for Aviation Security in developing technology resources. He also served as the Chairman of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Security Committee, representing over 300 global airlines. He is the author of “FBI Undercover” which chronicled his 10 year period as one of the FBI’s first long term deep undercover agents. His varied background also includes serving as a member of the LAPD Rampart Division, Independent Review Panel which conducted a major police corruption investigation. His security consulting experience includes projects in Australia, Abu Dhabi (UAE), Turkmenistan, Venezuela, Mexico and many others in the US, including training programs for various airlines.
He has provided expert witness litigation support in various matters relating to security and safety. He later joined Resilient Integrated Systems (An Emergency Power and Communications Safety and Security System) where he serves as Chief Security Officer and Member of the Board of Directors. Through his concurrent roles in multiple disciplines, the needs of Safety, Security, Operations and Compliance are interconnected and are effectively served by his experience. That experience includes Emergency and Disaster Response Planning and Operations in global events including NFL Super bowls. Larry is a member of numerous international government and industry bodies, including the US State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council, American Society of Industrial Security, NFL Commissioner’s Security Advisory Committee, Former FBI Agents Society, and others. His awards include the Immigration and Naturalization Director’s Award, U.S. State Department Award, U.S. Customs Commissioner’s Award, Los Angeles City Council Commendation, National Eagle Leadership-Career Focus Magazine Award, Missouri House of Representatives Resolution as the State’s “Outstanding Missourian” and was named Dallas Father of the Year in 2008. He is a frequent TV and radio network Commentator on matters of Aviation Security. He is a graduate of California State University in Police Science and Administration with graduate studies at University of Southern California and California Lutheran University.
Andrew Wert is the Director of Marketing at Air Techniques International (ATI), a global market leader in real-time detection technologies. Mr. Wert is responsible for the company’s strategic initiatives for CBRNe technology, along with global responsibilities for product management, marketing, and strategy. With over 27 years of experience, Mr. Wert has lead product development, strategic planning, and market development for Fortune 500 companies and leading industrial instrumentation companies including Honeywell Aerospace, Emerson Network Power, and Danaher companies. Mr. Wert has studied at the College of Wooster, University of Cape Town, and University of Glasgow where he earned his MBA.
Henry joined Risk Advisory in 2006 and was appointed Head of Intelligence and Analysis in 2012. He has overall responsibility for the group’s worldwide political and security intelligence gathering, risk and threat assessments and analytical products and services.
InterVISTAS Consulting, President & CEO.
Mike Woodall has worked for the UK Government for over 30 years and has focused on aviation security for the past 16 years. Mike is currently on secondment to IATA as the Assistant Director of Security Consulting and Capacity Development.
Currently serving as the Deputy Director, National Aviation Intelligence Integration Office (NAI2O)/ National Intelligence Manager - Aviation. Previously served as the Acting, Deputy National Intelligence Manager for Military Issues and as the Director, Advanced Conventional Weapons Program, ODNI/NIM-MI after serving in a Civilian Expeditionary Workforce billet as the Senior Command Advisor, USFOR-A, DCG-S, Afghanistan. Previously, served as the Director, Defense Intelligence Mission Assurance Office in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (OUSDI). He was responsible for managing the development, coordination, and execution of Defense Intelligence continuity, crisis and emergency management and critical infrastructure protection programs. Prior to this he served as a 2009 Brookings Legislative fellow in the Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar. He served as the senior advisor and subject matter expert to the Congressman for Homeland Security/Defense, Military/Veteran and Intelligence Issues. Previous to this posting Mr. Wooden served as the Senior Accountable Official (SAO), Defense Intelligence Continuity and Crisis Management in the OUSD Intelligence. Also served as the Chief Strategist and Senior Policy Advisor, responsible for the development and management of the process through which the USD(I) develops, prioritizes and implements Defense Intelligence community strategic plans, objectives, goals and actions. Specialties: Volunteer ALS provider-Fairfax County Va. Incident Commander-Medical Reserve Corps
Gozen Security, K9 Operation Manager.
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