WASHINGTON, D.C.—John Magaw, who designed and launched the Transportation Security Administration and also served as director of the U.S. Secret Service, joined APCO Worldwide’s international advisory council.
“At this time of increased awareness to matters of security, both at home and abroad, John provides an unrivaled set of credentials for our clients,” says Margery Kraus, president and chief executive officer. “Navigating the nexus of business, politics and media has never been more treacherous, and John is uniquely able to serve as a guide through some of the global marketplace’s most sensitive—and strategic—landscapes.”
Magaw began his career in law enforcement as an Ohio state trooper before joining the Secret Service in 1966. While in the service, Magaw served as the special agent in charge of the presidential protective division, and in 1992 was appointed director. He most recently served as undersecretary for transportation, where he designed and launched the TSA created by the Aviation & Transportation Security Act of 2001.