National Press Club

NPC schedules TSA's John Pistole to speak at March 5th luncheon

February 23, 2012 | By Andrea Stone |

TSA Administrator John Pistole

TSA Administrator John Pistole


John Pistole, admiistrator of the Transportation Security Administration, plans to speak on “Counterterrorism, Risk-Based Security, and TSA’s Vision for the Future of Aviation Security" at a National Press Club luncheon on Monday, March 5.

Tickets cost $19 for Press Club members, $30 for guests of members, and $37 for general admission. To reserve tickets, please e-mail or call 202-662-7501. Tickets must be paid for at time of reservation.

A 26-year veteran of the FBI, Pistole specialized in counterterrorism and became the fifth administrator of the TSA in July 2010. He has since led efforts to improve the agency's screening process at the nation's airports.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m.

To submit a question in advance, put PISTOLE in the subject line and email to before 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.

Speakers scheduled for upcoming luncheons include Former Reps. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) and Jim Ramstad (R-Minn.) on March 14 and Deepak Chopra on April 4.