Sean O'Keefe [email@example.com]
Course: Public Management of Technology Development (PAI 700, Section M001)
Sean O’Keefe is University Professor and the Howard and Louise Phanstiel endowed Chair in Strategic Management and Leadership at the Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is the 17th faculty recipient
in the nearly 150 year Syracuse history to be designated University Professor, the most senior faculty appointment conferred by the institution. Concurrently, he is a Distinguished Senior Adviser at the Center for Strategic and International
Studies (CSIS), a partner institution with the Syracuse Maxwell School in Washington, D.C.
Previously, O’Keefe was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Group Inc, the US based corporate division of the global aerospace corporation.
Prior to joining Airbus, O'Keefe was a company officer and Vice President of the General Electric Company following service as Chancellor of the Louisiana State University. On four separate occasions O'Keefe served as a presidential
appointee when he led NASA, as Secretary of the Navy, as Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget and Deputy Assistant to the President, and as Comptroller and CFO at the Defense Department. His first presidential appointment
followed nearly a decade with the US Senate Appropriations Committee concluding as staff director of defense subcommittee.
Between public service posts and at various times in his career, he held faculty appointments at the Pennsylvania
State University, LSU and Syracuse. Following completion of his graduate degree at the Syracuse Maxwell School, his public service experiences began as a Presidential Management Intern in the inaugural class of the program in 1978.