Lorraine Howerton is the senior director of government relations for the U.S. Travel Association. In her current role, Howerton is responsible for outreach to advance U.S. Travel’s legislative priorities in Congress. She also creates policy messaging that will engage lawmakers on travel issues.
Howerton focuses on issues related to transportation security, federal travel and emergency preparedness. Howerton also serves as U.S. Travel’s representative on the Aviation Security Advisory Committee which provides advice to the TSA administrator on aviation security matters. She joined the U.S. Travel Association in June of 2015, bringing with her more than 20 years of experience in government relations and public affairs in the private, association, and government sectors with a record of significant federal accomplishments in the transportation sector.
Prior to U.S. Travel, Howerton held positions at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Air Transport Association (now Airlines for America), the United States Department of Transportation and the U.S. House of Representatives.
Howerton holds a B.A. in public affairs from Trinity University.
All PostsBy Lorraine Howerton
September 28, 2018
In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll discuss a recent development toward expanding the Visa Waiver Program and recap how our industry engaged with Interior Department officials in support of National Public Lands Day. You’ll also learn about a positive step for air travel.
July 25, 2018
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is one of the most crucial lines of defense in maintaining the safety of air travel in the U.S. U.S. Travel has been working with Congress on a number of measures that will have an impact on the future of the TSA and its ability to operate and grow.Read More
May 17, 2018
It is critical that the TSA operate like a well-oiled machine—the screening process must be secure and effective, and it must also be efficient so travelers are encouraged to take more trips.Read More