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Mr. Keith Masback

Plum Run, LLC

Mr. Keith J. Masback is the Owner of Plum Run, LLC, providing advisory and consulting services to government organizations and leading-edge companies. Prior to founding Plum Run, he spent over a decade as the President / Chief Executive Officer of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation. Under his leadership, the organization more than doubled its organizational membership to over 250 member companies and organizations. Before joining USGIF, he spent over 20 years combined as an officer in the U.S. Army and as a government civilian employee, culminating as a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Prior to his service at NGA, he was a senior executive civilian on the Army Staff, serving as Director of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Integration. Mr. Masback began his professional career in the U.S. Army, serving as an Infantry officer in the Berlin Brigade and as a Military Intelligence officer at XVIII Airborne Corps, and on the Army Staff. He holds a BA in Political Science from Gettysburg College. He completed the Post-Graduate Intelligence Program at the National Intelligence University. He has served as a member of the Intelligence Task Force of the Defense Science Board and of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing. Currently the Vice Chair of the Department of Interior’s National Geospatial Advisory Committee, he is also a Councilor and Fellow of the American Geographical Society, a member of the Board of Advisors of the Global Special Operations Forces Foundation, and a member of the Advisory Board of the International Spy Museum.