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Beth Jones
  • Special Assistant to the Administrator, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation and Security Administration

  • Advisory Board Member, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State


Beth Jones took her oath of Federal service in 2003 after completing more than twenty-five years in private industry, and six years as a public school educator teaching secondary English and Communications.

She joined the Transportation Security Administration as Special Assistant to the Administrator, and has held multiple Details at Department of Homeland Security Headquarters including working on Secretary Tom Ridge’s Strategic Operational Integration Staff. She is currently the Public Liaison Officer for the Transportation Security Administration with collateral areas of responsibility that include crisis management, crisis communications, counterterrorism, and the planning and execution of national preparedness exercises.

Her private sector experience included positions as Corporate Editor and Director of Communications in the Institutional Investment Industry, Management Consulting, and a twenty-five year career with United Airlines in Chicago, Atlanta, and Washington, DC, where she held a variety of corporate and operational positions.

A native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Jones currently resides in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania and a Master of Arts in American Studies from Penn State University.