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Our Team

Our LGI team offers a broad and deep set of skills gained through training and professional experiences in federal, state, and local governments, as well as the private sector. We have a unique portfolio of expertise in national security, public safety, law enforcement, and criminal justice. Our team provides leadership and support at all stages and levels of projects from concept design through to execution and sustainment.

LGI’s exceptional work has been recognized nationally, receiving awards from the Attorney General, the National Sheriffs' Association, and the National District Attorneys Association. In addition, our founders received recognition awards from the U.S. Congress, Attorney General, and the President for distinguished service to our nation’s criminal justice system.

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Keil Green
Chief Executive Officer

Keil Green is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at LGI and a member of the Board of Directors. His appointment as CEO came after 20+ years with the company where he led corporate growth, including the transition of LGI to an employee-owned company. As CEO, Keil sets corporate vision and strategy and directs the company’s growth and resources. His current focus is leading the company from a niche, small business into a growing leader in the public sector consulting space—while maintaining its well-established corporate commitment to public safety/national security missions. 

 

Keil is a recognized leader in emergency preparedness strategy. Since September 11, 2001 he has supported federal clients as a strategy lead for initiative ranging from Nationwide consultation and assessment efforts, major event planning and exercises in America’s urban areas, and the design of a billion-dollar grant program. In each of these efforts, he has shown the unique ability to bridge the gap between the singular mandate of the federal government with the disparate capabilities of the nation’s 70,000 public safety agencies.

 

Keil is a graduate of the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, where he received a B.A. in Political Science.

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Scott Booth
Chief Operations Officer

Scott Booth serves as LGI’s Chief Operations Officer and directs the strategy and delivery of the firm’s strategic, technology, cyber, and analytics solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of Commerce, and other leading homeland and national security agencies. Scott is responsible for service delivery, corporate development, and business growth across the organization.

 

Scott is a strategy and technology consultant with nearly 20 years of experience at a top-tier global consulting firm. Scott has experience structuring and leading multi-billion dollar public sector programs for technology modernization, cybersecurity, and emergency response and recovery. He specializes in partnering with federal clients to implement national-level programs and digital solutions (e.g., broadband, mobile data) that involve customers across levels of government and disciplines.

 

Scott holds an M.S. in Information and Telecommunications for Business from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in Management Science and Information Systems from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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Jessica Potter
Principal

Jessica Potter has more than 20 years of experience developing strategic initiatives for public safety communications modernization efforts. Working directly with public safety throughout her career, her consulting credentials include expertise on grants and federal funding mechanisms, as well as technology initiatives across the U.S. government. Today, she oversees LGI's Public Safety Broadband and Law Enforcement and Intelligence portfolios. Jessica received her bachelor’s degree from James Madison University. ​

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Shawn Ward
Principal

Shawn has over 25 years of experience in both government operations and management consulting. Shawn started his career in law enforcement and specializes in building and leading teams that address the intersection of technology, security, operations, and policy. Shawn leads LGI’s Cybersecurity portfolio including engagements across Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency including Cyber Quality Services Management Office and the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program. Shawn is a Certified Information Security Manager. He received a master’s and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Akron.

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David McGuire
Principal

David has over 19 years of experience working with senior leaders across government and the private sector to help them develop and implement strategic solutions for modernizing, securing, and improving the resilience of our nation’s critical infrastructure. Areas of expertise include strategic planning and management for national intergovernmental programs, stakeholder outreach and collaboration, IT modernization analysis and planning, mission-critical communications systems, law enforcement/emergency response operations, and elections security. At LGI, David leads the firm's Emergency Communications and Critical Infrastructure Security business and serves as a member of the executive team that oversees company-wide operations.

 

David earned his M.S. in the Management of IT from University of Virginia and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Penn State with minors in Organizational Leadership and Business.

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Melissa DeSantis
Principal

Melissa DeSantis has more than 27 years of experience in federal, state, and local government consulting in support of public outreach and communications programs across a variety of topics.  She has extensive experience in crafting and implementing strategic communications and stakeholder engagement plans, developing communications materials, and managing events and training programs. She also provides consulting expertise in program management and business process improvement. Melissa is the Program Manager for LGI’s Capacity Building account supporting key programs for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), including the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program, the Cyber Shared Services Office (CSSO; formerly Cyber QSMO), and other federal cybersecurity acquisition and risk management initiatives. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary. 

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Manesh Mathew
Principal

Manesh Mathew brings over 16 years of IT strategy and management consulting experience supporting DHS and DoD clients as a wireless systems engineer specializing in emergency communications. He has helped clients seamlessly integrate emerging technologies that enhance the voice, data, and video communications capabilities of first responders to greatly improve response and recovery operations during emergencies and disasters. At LGI, Manesh provides program management, systems engineering, and technology planning expertise and services across our portfolio of emergency communications, homeland security projects, and advanced technology. Manesh holds an M.E. in Systems Engineering, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia.

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David Hale
Managing Director, Finance & Administration

David Hale leads all finance, accounting, and contract administration activities and serves as the Facility Security Officer. With more than 14 years of experience in the professional services industry David provides expertise in budgeting, finance, accounting, and contract management. He has worked in both the government and private sectors and in both the client facing and corporate office arenas. Prior to David’s finance career he served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps and subsequently conducted overseas security work. He supports leadership in the implementation of the corporation’s strategic plan, as well as revenue growth and general profitability of the company. David earned his MBA from Virginia Tech, his B.S. in Accounting from Shepherd University, and is a licensed CPA in Virginia.