Moderator: Ms. Meaghan KEELER-PETTIGREW
Ms. Meaghan Keeler-Pettigrew is the founding Chief Operating Officer of the Global SOF Foundation and an International Security Fellow at New America. She is responsible for the Foundation’s operations, financial stewardship, and program delivery. Prior to her position with the Foundation, Ms. Keeler-Pettigrew worked for CACI supporting Operational Planning Teams at U.S. Special Operations Command. In this capacity, Ms. Keeler-Pettigrew managed a team of analysts, subject matter experts, writers, research associates, and strategic communicators. Previously, she worked in the Commander’s Action Group and Operations Directorate at U.S. Central Command, supporting the 4-star commander. Ms. Keeler-Pettigrew was also the Interim Executive Director and Events Coordinator for Women In International Security, a non-profit professional membership organization for women who work in international affairs. She holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. She lives in St. Petersburg, FL.