Keith Waddell is the Senior Region Security Manager for the Americas and joined Jacobs in July 2017. Before to his arrival to JACOBS Keith held security increasing leadership positions for the previous twenty-five years primarily in aerospace / defense and telecom industries. Keith holds a Master of Science in Administration degree with an emphasis in Security Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Keith is a Board Certified in Security Management as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and selected to attend the FBI Academy Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC) class VI at Quantico, VA in 2011 and the Graduate Class III in September of 2019. He continues to serve on the United States Department of State, Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) as a senior advisor, a position he has held since 2001. Keith is also a two time recipient of the FBI Directors from former FBI Director Robert E. Mueller, for “Exceptional Service in the Public Interest” and the James S. Cogswell Award from the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency for an outstanding industrial security program.