GBTA Executive Director and COO Named to TSA Aviation Security Advisory Committee
Michael W. McCormick Honored to Participate
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)–the voice of the global business travel industry–is pleased to announce that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole has named GBTA executive director and COO Michael W. McCormick to the TSA’s Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC). ASAC is TSA’s sole Federal advisory committee that gives the agency recommendations for improving aviation security methods, equipment and procedures.
According to TSA: “This advisory committee enhances TSA’s security posture through consultation with key partners concerning potential risks to infrastructure, passengers, and cargo. In addition, ASAC gathers input from stakeholders on the effectiveness of security procedures and develops recommendations for improvements to aviation security methods.”
Upon being named, McCormick commented: “Over the last few years, GBTA has been working hard to strengthen our ties to TSA and the other Federal agencies that impact our members. I am honored that Administrator John S. Pistole and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano have chosen GBTA to be represented as part of this industry leadership group.”
The Committee has a membership of 27 representatives; members serve up to two-year terms. Other representatives announced at the same time as McCormick will serve terms of office that will expire on July 23, 2013. ASAC was established in 1989 following the terrorist bombing of Pan American World Airways Flight 103.
McCormick concluded, “As the new Trusted Traveler program expands and TSA builds on its success, it is vital for TSA to hear from the business travel industry to ensure that air travel remains safe and as efficient as possible for business travelers.”
For more information on ASAC, visit www.tsa.gov
About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings organization. Collectively, GBTA’s 5,000-plus members manage over $340 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA provides its network of 17,000 business and government travel and meetings managers, as well as travel service providers, with networking events, news, education & professional development, research, and advocacy. For more information, visit gbta.org.
SOURCE Global Business Travel Association