Westchester Aircraft Maintenance Association
Spotlight On Nick Trotta, Former Secret Service Director discusses Security after 9/11
By Dave Schiavone, Oct 2020
On this recent anniversary of September 11th, Westchester Aircraft Maintenance Association had a chance to sit down and interview Mr. Nicholas Trotta. Nick was the former Secret Service Director who was assigned to President George W. Bush. Nick is no stranger to WAMA as Nick has roots in New Rochelle, Westchester County New York. In this interview, Nick shares his insight in what has changed in aviation and in America. We felt compelled to share some of the discussion. When things get back to normal, Nick has graciously agreed to discuss his experience at a future dinner meeting.
In the following interview, Nick responds to questions on what has changed after September 2001. Nick was generous with his time and was found to be extremely knowledgeable on the subject.
We asked Nick how he got his start in the Secret Service. Nick shared that he attended IONA College in New Rochelle. He furthered his education by attending George Washington University and John Hopkins University School of Management and Mentoring. He then joined the Secret Service