José A. Freig

José Freig serves as a member of the Hostage US Board of Directors. He is the Chief Security Officer for American Airlines. In this role, Freig oversees the airline’s corporate security team and the relationship with all federal agencies focused on security. He is responsible for the airline’s domestic and international security programs, investigations, fraud and revenue protection, crew and operations security, and regulatory compliance. José oversees the airline’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Federal Air Marshal (FAM) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Facilitation programs. José leads American’s security and related policy development and advocacy on Capitol Hill and at the White House.

José is the Chairman of the Airlines for America (A4A) Security Council and the Vice Chairman of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Security Group.