LONG BEACH, Calif. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named Nancy Baggott as the federal security director for Long Beach Airport, Long Beach, Calif. Baggott has worked in the TSA's Transportation Security Operations Center since 2003, most recently serving as command duty officer responsible for the operational coordination and crisis management response on a national scale.
"Nancy brings to Long Beach valued leadership experience, which is exactly what we are looking for in our federal security directors," said Mo McGowan, TSA's assistant administrator for Security Operations. "Coupled with her operational experience, she is the right person to serve as Long Beach Airport's first on-scene security director."
Prior to coming to TSA, Baggott worked as a FEDEX senior manager for sort and ramp operations at Washington-Dulles International Airport where she was responsible for the 24/7 operational environment that moved more than 146 million pounds of freight and sorted more than 15 million packages each year.
Baggott joined the U.S. Army in 1973 and retired from the United States Army Reserve in 2000 as a command sergeant major. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Columbia College, Columbia, Mo.