The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has hired Keith Webster, a three-decade Defense Department veteran, to serve as president of a new council that will support U.S. aerospace and defense exporters.
He will lead the Defense and Aerospace Export Council in efforts to collaborate with domestic and foreign partners to help the country’s A&D firms compete in the global market, the ChamberÂ said Friday.
Webster previously managedÂ international policy development andÂ cooperation efforts at the Pentagon and has gained experience in foreign military sales, international agreements and technology security disclosure processes during his career there.
BenÂ Schwartz, head of the defense and aerospace program at the Chamberâs U.S.-India Business Council, will serve as executive director of theÂ Defense and Aerospace Export Council.
HeÂ previously held positions at the DoD and at the departments of State and Energy.