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Sean O’Keefe ’78 MPA: Career Connection Talk September 1st


Sean O’Keefe, ’78 MPA

Background in national security, information technology, educational administration, and the federal government

Thursday, September 1
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Room 220, Eggers Hall
No RSVP required.
Free lunch will be provided.

Open to all Maxwell graduate students.

About the speaker: Sean O’Keefe is CEO of EADS North America, a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services with annual revenues in 2008 of more than $63 billion. He previously served as vice president of Washington operations for General Electric, chancellor of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and the 10th administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. From 1996-2001, he was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government Policy at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs while concurrently serving as the director of National Security Studies-a partnership of Syracuse University and Johns Hopkins University. Appointed secretary of the Navy in July 1992, O’Keefe formerly had been comptroller and CFO of the Department of Defense. He also served on the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations staff for eight years and was staff director of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. His public service began in 1978 upon his selection as a Presidential Management intern. O’Keefe earned his Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University in New Orleans in 1977 and his Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University in 1978.