Keith Webster

President, Defense and Aerospace Export Council (DAEC), Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Keith Webster is president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Defense and  Aerospace Export Council (DAEC). He is responsible for guiding the development  of the Defense and Aerospace Export Council to strengthen U.S. defense and  aerospace exports. Webster leads the Chamber’s efforts to increase advocacy  and analytic work on behalf of council members; promote DAEC to government  entities, Congress, and the broader business community; and work cross-divisionally  with various councils of the Chamber’s International Affair’s Division 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.  

Webster brings to the Chamber 30 years of experience leading international policy  formulation and implementation. He was awarded the Department of Defense  Medal for Distinguished Public Service in 2017, the Presidential Meritorious Rank  Award in 2015, and Knighted in 2012 by the Ambassador of France to the United  States. He received his M.A. in international relations from Catholic University  in 2001 and his B.S. in business finance from Towson State University in 1984.  Webster is also currently seated on the Board of Directors for HENSOLDT Inc.  and is a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of Mercure Global LLC.

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