ACI-NA Congratulates Nielsen on Confirmation as DHS Secretary

December 5, 2017


WASHINGTON — Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today congratulated Kirstjen M. Nielsen on her confirmation as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

“I congratulate Kirstjen Nielsen on her confirmation by the Senate to lead the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Airports rely on collaborative relationships with the Department, the Transportation Security Administration and U.S. Customs and Border Protection to promote effective security measures and efficient passenger movements through their facilities. Airports look forward to working with her to further expand risk-based initiatives that address complex security and passenger facilitation challenges in the world’s busiest aviation system.”


About ACI-NA

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 support more than 11.5 million jobs and account for $1.4 trillion in economic activity – or more than seven percent of the total U.S. GDP. Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada’s GDP. Learn more at