Leadership

Jan Lennon

Jan Lennon

Assistant General Manager, Public Safety and Security

Jan Lennon is the assistant general manager for public safety and security. She leads the Airport public safety and security team, with operational responsibilities for Airport law enforcement, life and fire safety, emergency preparedness and response, and the Airport Communications Center.

Ms. Lennon oversees day-to-day operations and regulatory compliance to ensure the safe and secure movements of about 280,000 passengers and 2,700 aircraft operations each day.  Additionally, she is responsible for developing and implementing the Airport’s emergency response plans. She regularly coordinates with federal, state and local agencies — including the Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation — to implement rules and procedures.

The Baltimore native formally served as deputy security director beginning in 2002. In May 2011, she was promoted to security director. In this role, Ms. Lennon led the team responsible for protecting and managing the Airport security program – a comprehensive security approach that includes risk-based security, compliance and enforcement, inspections, access control, security services, physical security, contract management, surveillance, smart security initiatives and risk-mitigation solutions.

Under Ms. Lennon’s leadership, the Airport has executed numerous security programs, including enhanced background investigations, perimeter protection and a comprehensive employee screening checkpoint.

Ms. Lennon represents Hartsfield-Jackson on the Transportation Security Administration’s Aviation Security Advisory Sub-Committee, and she is active in the security practice areas of the American Association of Airport Executives, Transportation Security Services, Vice Chair and Airports Council International. In December 2016, Ms. Lennon received her International Airport Professional (IAP) certification after successfully completing the Global Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP), which promotes professional excellence in airport management.

Prior to working at ATL, she had a successful career in corrections, which included a tour of duty as a deputy warden at a regional jail in Virginia. A graduate of North Carolina Central and Coppin State universities, Ms. Lennon holds a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice and a Master of Science in criminal justice/security administration.