Garcia-Hamilton named TSA security head at L.A.-Ontario airport
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration said Monday that Shannon Garcia-Hamilton has been named federal security director for Los Angeles-Ontario International Airport in Ontario, Calif.
Garcia-Hamilton, federal security director at Burbank Bob Hope Airport for the past two years, replaces Rich Baker at Ontario. Baker retired earlier this year after five years of service.
Before heading TSA's office at the Burbank airport, she served as federal security director at Lihue International Airport in Hawaii. She began her career with TSA as the stakeholder-customer support manager at Los Angeles International Airport in September 2002.
Prior to joining TSA, she worked for United Airlines in Los Angeles for 10 years as a cargo supervisor and rose to the position of operations manager. Immediately following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, she served as United’s Emergency Response Coordinator at the LAX Crisis Center, providing services to families of the victims of United Flight 175, originally destined for Los Angeles.