Quinten retired in 2006 as a Federal Security Director with the Transportation Security Administration. His career with the US Government spanned over thirty years, nearly all involving transportation safety or security.
During graduate studies at OSU, Quinten was the DRC's project manager of the Hazardous Materials Planning and Response Project.
Following OSU, Quinten was selected as a Presidential Management Intern sponsored by the US Coast Guard. During that time, he was also a staff investigator on the President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island.
Following the internship, he joined the National Transportation Safety Board first as a hazardous materials accident investigator, and later as a member of the executive staff.
Prior to joining the Transportation Security Administration, Quinten held several security positions with the Federal Aviation Administration including Director of its Office of Policy and Planning, Manager of the Civil Aviation Security Division, Manager of the foreign airport assessment program, and Manager of the Research and Development requirements program. Primarily, he was responsible for all security regulations imposed on US carriers, foreign carriers operating in the US, as well as all commercial airports in the US.
Throughout his career in the federal government and as a consultant, Quinten has traveled to over 50 countries, been interviewed by ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, CNN and several print media including the Washington Post, and testified before Congress. He has also been an expert witness in several cases involving aviation security.
Quinten is married and resides near the Gulf Coast in southern Alabama. He is an avid fisherman and boater. He is eternally grateful to his mentors at the DRC and OSU.