ACI-NA Welcomes Neffenger’s Confirmation to be TSA Administrator

June 22, 2015


WASHINGTON — Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) issued the following statement in response to the confirmation of Vice Admiral Peter V. Neffenger to be the next Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

“Providing for the safety and security of the traveling public requires forward thinking collaboration between federal agencies and aviation industry stakeholders, including airports and airlines,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke. “Vice Admiral Neffenger’s background in crisis management and port security will be valuable in continuing TSA’s leadership in 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 risk-based security initiatives that help to ensure the safety and security of the traveling public.”


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