Bush nominates Hawley to lead TSA

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President Bush has nominated Edmund “Kip” Hawley to lead the Transportation Security Administration.

If approved by the U.S. Senate, Hawley will be the fourth TSA director in as many years. David Stone, who currently runs the TSA, announced in April that he will leave the job in June.

Hawley is a supply chain technology consultant and a member of the Air Traffic Services Committee of the Federal Aviation Administration. From 1987 to 1995, Hawley served in several executive capacities, including vice president of transportation services, at railroad company Union Pacific in Omaha, Neb. He also has worked in the White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Hawley has a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a law degree from the University of Virginia.