CSN Professional Adviser on Surface Transportation and School Bus Security. Bill has devoted his professional life to keeping citizens safe on a local, regional and national level. After retiring from the Transportation Security Association (TSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in January of 2017, CSN is honored to have access to his continued commitment to help us protect American children. Starting in 1974 Bill was sworn in as a Maryland State Trooper and for more than 28 years he enjoyed a very noteworthy and remarkable career of service with the Maryland State Police. Retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Bill served in a variety of assignments with his last as the Deputy Superintendent, Chief of the Field Operations Bureau.
In October 2002, Bill answered the call again to serve with the creation of the TSA under the United States Department of Transportation following the 9/11 attack. In 2003, TSA along with 22 other legacy organizations transitioned to the newly formed DHS, which consists of more than 220,000 employees and second only in size to the Department of Defense. TSA’s initial focus was aviation security. Bill served as one of the first Directors for Aviation Operations and had the responsibility for overseeing and transforming airport security from a contract security workforce into a federal workforce at all commercial airports across the United States.
In 2006, when appointed to the position of General Manager for the Office of Highway and Motor Carrier Security under TSA’s Office of Security Policy and Industry Engagement Directorate, Bill had primary responsibility for commercial motor vehicle security. This included oversight for trucks, motor coach (bus) and school bus, as well as the national critical infrastructure (bridges and tunnels) throughout U.S. transportation systems, which consist of more than four million miles of highway.
In 2012, Bill assumed added responsibility and oversight for Mass Transit and Passenger Rail (more than 6,000 local transit providers), Freight Rail (more than 500 regional and short line railroads operating on more than 162,000 miles of active track), Pipeline (more than 3,000 companies operating over 2.1 million miles of pipeline) and Maritime (passenger vessels) security for our nation’s transportation systems. Bill’s experience and expertise are reflective of his ability to proactively lead and manage complex issues within critical transportation security systems across all surface modes of transportation in this country.