LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) officials issued the following statement upon the retirement announcement this afternoon by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Federal Security Director-LAX Lawrence Fetters, effective Saturday, February 13, 2010.
LAWA Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey said, "On behalf of Los Angeles World Airports we very much appreciate Larry Fetters' service and leadership to LAX and he will be missed." She added, "We have a terrific relationship with TSA and we look forward to continuing to do so."
LAWA Airport Police Chief George Centeno said, "On behalf of all the men and women of LAWA Airport Police, I congratulate and thank Larry Fetters for his more than six years of support as the Federal Security Director at LAX." He added, "Larry has played a critical role in formulating the overall security posture at LAX and because of his efforts, LAX enjoys the reputation of being one of the safest large airports in the nation. Under his innovative leadership with airport partners, a myriad of security programs and measures were piloted at LAX and subsequently adopted at airports throughout the United States."
According to TSA officials, LAX Deputy Federal Security Director Vera Adams will serve as acting FSD until a permanent replacement is selected.
SOURCE Los Angeles World Airports