Kelvin Coleman is a dynamic cybersecurity leader with two decades experience in high-stakes cybersecurity posts at the White House, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the private sector. As NCSA’s executive director, he is responsible for leading organizational growth; facilitating strategic partnerships and alliances with government, industry and non-profits; and acting as NCSA’s primary spokesperson.
In career-spanning cybersecurity awareness tours in 49 states, Coleman has briefed tech giants, local storeowners and politicians alike, including 35 governors and numerous state-level security committees. He is recognized for his work forging partnerships between the public and private sectors – developing cybersecurity policy and products, improving national and local cyber-threat awareness and readiness, and establishing guidelines for workforce cybersecurity safety. He has collaborated and worked closely with a variety of top government agencies, including the Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Defense, National Defense Information Sharing and Analysis Center, National Security Agency and internally with the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications.
He has also worked on the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee during portions of George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations. In the early stages of Obama’s first term, Coleman served as a member of the White House National Security Staff, coordinating cybersecurity policy with the intelligence community as well as state, local, international and private-sector organizations.
Kelvin is a proud native son of Blair, SC and a graduate of the University of South Carolina Aiken.