November 23, 2007 13:06 ET

Denise E. Harvill Named TSA's Security Director for Sea-Tac International Airport

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - November 23, 2007) - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named Denise E. Harvill federal security director for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).

Harvill comes to TSA from the private sector where she was an executive management consultant and executive director with Discover the World Marketing in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Prior to her consulting career, Harvill served 25 years with United Airlines. Her last assignment there was as a human resources director overseeing international human resources and diversity initiatives for 74,000 employees. She also aided in restructuring the company and presided over an international workforce reduction of more than 2,000 employees in response to the horrific attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Prior to her work in human resources, Harvill was a customer relations director at United with a team of 220 employees, led a complete revamping of customer relations strategies, and oversaw creation of a customer call center handling 2,000 contacts a day. She also served United as general manager in the Philippines and Greece, and as the Latin America division's executive staff representative.

"Denise Harvill brings a wealth of airline and transportation experience, and we are thrilled to have her as part of this agency," said Mo McGowan, TSA's assistant administrator for Security Operations. "Her first-hand knowledge of airline day-to-day operations will undoubtedly serve Sea-Tac and the men and women of TSA well."

Harvill studied elementary education at the University of Wyoming. She was the first female to be elected to the board of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines.

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