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Nashville Airport Authority Names David Griswold as Director of Public Safety

NASHVILLE ─ The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) today announced that David Griswold will join the organization as Director of Public Safety, effective April 1.


“Safety and security are MNAA’s top priorities, so the director of our Public Safety Department plays a critical role in the operations of our airports. We are pleased to welcome David Griswold to the team to continue the strong performance of Public Safety as we meet the challenges facing the aviation industry in today’s environment,” said Rob Wigington, MNAA president and CEO.

With 30 years of experience, Griswold has served as deputy inspector general for the Tennessee Office of Inspector General since 2004 and previously held several roles, including interim director, deputy director, and special agent in charge, at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and the FBI National Academy. Griswold is a member of the Leadership Nashville Class of 2010 and is a graduate of the Tennessee Government Executive Institute.


MNAA’s Department of Public Safety
MNAA’s Department of Public Safety provides police, airport rescue and firefighting and emergency medical services to the employees, passengers and guests of Nashville International (BNA) and John C. Tune (JWN) airports. First recognized in 1996, MNAA was the first airport in North America to have its department of public safety become certified by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), and is now one of only eight airports that are accredited. A CALEA-accredited agency is required to meet 479 standards that include best business practices and public safety levels.