Death: Kip Hawley Obituary is not available at the moment – Hawley died on Monday, with no further information about the cause of death available. Edmund “Kip” Hawley, the former chief of the Transportation Security Administration, died at the age of 68, according to the current agency head.
According to hstoday.us, Hawley was a member of the Homeland Security Today editorial board at GTSC. He began his career as a reporter for WBRU and then as a Senate aide before serving as the Department of Transportation’s deputy assistant secretary from 1981 to 1983.
Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Ranking Member John Katko (R-N.Y.) of the House Homeland Security Committee said in a statement that Hawley “played an integral role in the stand-up of TSA in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks,” and that the homeland security community “is saddened to lose an important contributor to the early days of TSA and the Department of Homeland Security.”
He worked as a special assistant to the president until 1985, after which he went into the private sector, where he held positions as a vice president at Citicorp and Union Pacific, as well as president and CEO of Skyway.