José A. Freig

Jose Freig is Vice President of International at American Airlines, where he leads American’s international airport operations and Premium Guest Services.

Previously, he served as Managing Director of Latin America and Caribbean Operations,  where he oversaw airport operations in more than 80 destinations throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. Prior to that role, Jose was Managing Director of International Government Affairs and Chief Security Officer for American, where he was responsible for the airline’s domestic and international security programs, investigations and operations security and regulatory compliance. In that role, Jose also managed American’s relationship with foreign governments and represented the airline’s interests and priorities before agencies under the Department of Homeland Security, including the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Jose began his airline career in 1997 at America West Airlines in Tucson, Arizona. In 2008, he served as the Area Director of West Region for Siemens Government Technologies in Phoenix, as the security technology and screening liaison to TSA, CBP, Department of State, airport authorities and original equipment manufacturers.

He is on the board of directors for Hostage US and is a member of the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association, Homeland Security Experts Group and U.S. Department of State Overseas Security Advisory Council.