TSA names new Federal Security Director for Charlotte airport

Published: Jan. 11, 2012 at 2:49 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 10, 2012 at 2:49 PM EST
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Mark Haught (Photo courtesy: Transportation Security Administration)
Mark Haught (Photo courtesy: Transportation Security Administration)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named Mark Haught as Federal Security Director (FSD) for Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Haught joined TSA in 2004 as Deputy Federal Security Director at Chicago O'Hare International Airport and in 2005 was promoted to the FSD position at O'Hare. Most recently, he served as Area Director where he oversaw FSDs at airports in several states.

"Mark has demonstrated his skill as a leader during his time at TSA and we are pleased that he will be returning to the role of FSD to lead TSA's operations at Charlotte Douglas," said Chris McLaughlin, TSA's Assistant Administrator for Security Operations. ‪‪

Prior to joining TSA, Haught served as Deputy Assistant Director for Security and Logistics for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service in Washington, D.C.

Additionally, he was a member of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, where he served as the Antiterrorism Branch Director for the Joint Service Integrated Vulnerability Assessment Program.

Haught earned his Bachelor of Science degree in management from the University of Maryland and is a graduate of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's graduate school Executive Program, the Federal Executive Institute, and the Center for Homeland Defense and Security - Navy Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.

Haught also will serve as Federal Security Director for Asheville Regional Airport.

For more information about TSA, please visit www.tsa.gov.