KEYSER - An administrator with the Transportation Security Administration who is in charge of domestic airport security for multiple airports in the United States will be the guest speaker for Keyser High School's annual Jonah Edward Kelley program.
By Liz Beavers
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - An administrator with the Transportation Security Administration who is in charge of domestic airport security for multiple airports in the United States will be the guest speaker for Keyser High School’s annual Jonah Edward Kelley program.
The awards program is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 3, at the Church-McKee Arts Center and honors three top male student athletes from the senior class.
Guest speaker Gary Renfro, assistant administrator for aviation operations with the TSA, is responsible for managing domestic airport security operations of over 45,000 employees and a $3.7 billion annual budget.
He oversees airport checkpoint, baggage and air cargo screening operations for approximately 440 federalized airports, enforces regulatory compliance for transportation security, and delivers advanced explosives detection capabilities through TSA’s specialized behavior detection, canine and explosives specialist teams.
Previously, Renfro served as the federal security director of Philadelphia International Airport, and as deputy federal security director at PHL and JFK international airports.
Renfro is a 29-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he served as special operations commander and pilot with over 5,000 flying hours.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in professional aeronautics and a master’s degree in aviation management sciences from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, a master’s degree in military operations from Air Command and Staff College, and a master’s degree in airpower sciences from School of Advanced Airpower Studies.