Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport Little Rock

Airport Business

Carlos De La Torre


Carlos De La Torre is responsible for airside and landside operations and security. He has a distinguished governmental career spanning more than thirty years. Before joining the airport, he served as the Assistant Federal Security Director for Screening with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). In this position, he oversaw TSA Screening Operations for the state of Arkansas. 

De La Torre joined the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - TSA in 2001 and served as the Interim Federal Security Director at Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Herndon, Virginia. During this time, he formed extremely positive working relationships with airports, airlines, and federal, state, and local law enforcement representatives. De La Torre also held several key international positions with DHS - TSA.

De La Torre began his federal career as a Federal Air Marshal with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  Other FAA assignments included serving as a Supervisory Special Agent with the FAA Dallas - Fort Worth Civil Aviation Security Field Office. He also spent six years at the U.S. Embassy in Brussels, Belgium, as the FAA Civil Aviation International Operations Security Specialist. 

De La Torre graduated from Northwood University in Dallas, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran.