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Name: Hawley, Edmund
Current Position: Former Director
Hawley’s career has revolved around transportation and technology. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University. The University of Virginia awarded him a law degree in 1980.
Hawley worked as both a special and deputy assistant to President Ronald Reagan during the 1980s. He then served as deputy assistant secretary and executive director of governmental affairs for the Department of Transportation, drawing up budgets and proposals for legislation. In 1992, he served on the National Commission on Intermodal Transportation.
Between 1995 and 1998, Hawley worked as chief executive office for Skyway, an organization that helps high-tech companies deliver their products to consumers. He also served as vice president for Union Pacific Railroad.
Hawley has worked for the TSA before. Shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in 2001, Hawley was selected by Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta to lead a so-called “go-team” comprising government and private-sector specialists, who worked together to create the TSA.
Prior to becoming administrator, Hawley was executive vice president of Arzoon, a supply-chain software company based in San Mateo, Calif., and was a member of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic Services Subcommittee.
President George W. Bush nominated Hawley for the TSA administrator post on May 6, 2005. He was confirmed by the Senate on July 22 and assumed the position five days later. Hawley also held the title of assistant secretary of homeland security for the Transportation Security Administration.
Conversation with Kip Hawley, TSA Administrator (by Bruce Schneier, Schneier on Security)
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