WASHINGTON, June 11, 2018 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today named Lauren Beyer as vice president, security and facilitation. Beyer joins A4A after 11 years of federal service with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and, most recently, as the director for aviation and surface transportation security at the National Security Council (NSC).
In her new role, Ms. Beyer will continue A4A’s collaborative approach to security and facilitation, working closely with A4A member airlines to advance priorities focused on the safe, secure and efficient transportation of passengers and goods across our nation’s airspace. She will oversee all aspects of interaction with DHS, Customs and Border Protection and the TSA.
Ms. Beyer starts her new role today and will report directly to A4A’s Senior Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Policy, Sharon Pinkerton, with indirect responsibility to A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio.
“Lauren brings a wide array of experience to A4A that will allow her to continue and expand collaboration with the airlines, industry and agency officials,” Calio said. “I look forward to Lauren joining our team in this new capacity.”
“I am very excited for this opportunity and look forward to joining the A4A team,” Beyer said. “I have spent my career focused on aviation and homeland security, and I am thrilled to bring that experience to work on behalf of A4A’s members on critical aviation security and facilitation issues.”
Lauren holds a Bachelor of Arts in American government from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s in government from Georgetown University.
Airlines for America (A4A) members are Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Atlas Air, Delta Air Lines, FedEx, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and UPS. Air Canada is an associate member.
A4A advocates on behalf of the leading U.S. airlines, both passenger and cargo carriers. A4A works collaboratively with industry stakeholders, federal agencies, the Administration, Congress, labor and other groups to improve aviation for the traveling and shipping public.