TSA Names Several New International Airport Federal Security Directors
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named Penny J. Anderson federal security director (FSD) for Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR), Glen Richard Kajiyama federal security director (FSD) for Honolulu International Airport (HNL), pending final approval from the Department of Homeland Security, and Dr. Cedric Alexander as federal security director (FSD) for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, also pending final approval by the Department of Homeland Security.
Anderson replaces John Mumma, who was recently selected as a TSA senior field executive, Kajiyama replaces Sidney Hayakawa who is retiring from TSA, and Alexander replaces the late Jimmy Wooten, who had previously been promoted to TSA senior field executive.
Anderson has been with TSA since 2005 and most recently served as TSA representative in Sydney, Australia. In this position, she acted as TSA's primary liaison to foreign governments and stakeholders. Additionally, she worked closely with the U.S. Ambassador's Office and embassy personnel on transportation security issues.
"Penny Anderson's years of transportation security experience make her uniquely qualified to be a federal security director," said Mo McGowan, TSA's assistant administrator for Security Operations. "Her vast knowledge of both domestic and international transportation security operations is a vital asset to TSA and will serve her well as she undertakes her new duties."
Prior to joining TSA, Kajiyama served the people of Honolulu for 30 years as a standout officer and leader within the Honolulu Police Department. He rose through the ranks in the department, joining as a police recruit officer and leaving as the deputy chief of Administrative Operations for the force. In his last role, Kajiyama was responsible for staffing, planning, and organizing department personnel.
"Glen Kajiyama brings a unique professional background to TSA," McGowan said. "His local law enforcement experience in Honolulu, and time spent working on personnel issues, will ensure his ability to meet the challenges in the role of federal security director."
Alexander comes to TSA after serving as deputy commissioner of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. In this position, he was responsible for public safety, law enforcement, and criminal justice advanced training.
"Dr. Alexander's background as a law enforcement officer and a public servant have prepared him for the unique challenge of leading federal transportation security efforts in a major U.S. city," McGowan said. "Homeland security efforts truly require federal, state and local partnerships, and TSA is fortunate to have Dr. Alexander and his collaborative experience in this role."