Mark O. Hatfield, Jr.

Assistant Aviation Director and Chief Security Officer

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Phone: 305-876-0127
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PO BOX 025504
MIAMI, FL 33102-5504

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Mark O. Hatfield, Jr. is the Assistant Aviation Director and Chief Security Officer in charge of public safety and security for Miami International Airport (MIA) and Miami-Dade County’s four general aviation airports, responsible for directing day-to-day security, police and fire rescue operations. Hatfield brings more than 20 years of experience in the areas of transportation security, large organization management, logistics, and crisis response for both private corporations and government agencies.

Previously, Mr. Hatfield held senior management positions with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2002 to 2015, most recently serving as Deputy Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) with 50,000 employees and an annual budget in excess of $7 billion. He also served as the Regional Director for the Western Hemisphere in TSA’s Office of Global Strategies where he provided leadership and strategic guidance for TSA’s international regulatory inspectors, industry oversight group and overseas representatives who cover 160 airports in 44 countries in the Americas and the Caribbean.
No stranger to Miami, Hatfield served as the TSA Federal Security Director (FSD) at MIA from 2007 to 2014.  Under his leadership, MIA earned TSA’s 2008 Airport of the Year Award as well as official commendations from Miami-Dade County, and Hatfield himself was named winner of the 2013 John McGaw Award, TSA’s highest individual honor.

Before joining the Department of Homeland Security, Mr. Hatfield was Managing Director for the public affairs practice of Burson-Marsteller in New York, and Director of Corporate Communications for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.