PLN Presents John S. Pistole of TSA

BETHANY, Okla. (April 7, 2011) – John Pistole, Administrator for the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will speak at Southern Nazarene University’s Peer Learning Network (PLN) on Thursday, April 14th, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Jim Thorpe Event Center.

Pistole was sworn in as the TSA’s fifth Administrator in July 2010. As Administrator, he oversees management of a 60,000-strong workforce, the security operations of more than 450 federalized airports throughout the U.S., the Federal Air Marshal Service, and the security for highways, railroads, ports, mass transit systems and pipelines.

"We are thrilled about having John Pistole on campus and at this year's 'PLN Presents' luncheon. Those who know him well tell me he is a man of integrity and commitment. He has a crucial job and I am confident we will benefit greatly from hearing about his faith commitment during his campus visit, and his views on ethics in government when he shares at the public luncheon" says Tony Griffin, Executive Director of the Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership.

The Peer Learning Network (PLN), established by Southern Nazarene University is 1995 and facilitated by the Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership, brings together the CEO and leadership teams of Oklahoma-based companies who have committed to be Major Partners in the Peer Learning Network. Partners utilize PLN for the purpose of professional development--members pool resources and thereby hear world-class presenters, share management, leadership and planning ideas and network with a wide array of successful Oklahoma company representatives.

For more information, please visit or contact the Peer Learning Network Office, Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership at Southern Nazarene University located at 6729 N.W. 39th Expressway Bethany, OK 73008. Phone: 405.491.6311. E-mail:

Southern Nazarene University's mission is to transform lives through higher education in Christ-centered community. As a Christian community of scholars, we model the hospitality of grace, the pursuit of truth and the practice of discipleship, all within the Wesleyan-holiness tradition, as we prepare graduates who THINK with clarity, ACT with integrity and SERVE with purpose.