- Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Keith Webster, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Defense and Aerospace Council (DAC), guides the focus of the council to strengthen the U.S. defense and aerospace industries by influencing domestic and international policy on behalf of its members. Webster leads the Chamber’s efforts to increase advocacy and analytical work; promote DAC to government entities, Congress, and the broader business community; and work cross-functionally with various Chamber departments to engage foreign and U.S. government officials to advance the council’s agenda.
Before joining the Chamber, Webster served the Department of Defense with distinction. He was director of International Cooperation from 2012 to 2017 and has years of expertise in foreign sales of military equipment and services, international agreements, and technology security foreign disclosure processes. He is also an acquisition certified official.
Webster brings to the Chamber 30 years of experience leading international policy formulation and implementation. He was awarded the rank of officer in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in May 2019, the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service in 2017, and the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award in 2015. He was knighted in 2012 by the ambassador of France to the U.S.
Webster received his M.A. in international relations from Catholic University and his B.S. in business finance from Towson State University. He is on the board of directors of HENSOLDT Inc. and a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of Mercure Global LLC and Lone Star Analysis.