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Johns Hopkins Institutions Name New Head of Corporate Security - 01/15/2013

Johns Hopkins Institutions Name New Head of Corporate Security

Release Date: January 15, 2013
Keith Hill
Vice President of Corporate Security, Keith Hill.

Keith Hill, a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Secret Service, has been named vice president of corporate security for the Johns Hopkins Institutions.

Hill will oversee security for both the health system and the university. The role has been expanded beyond its previous focus on Johns Hopkins Medicine, in an effort to strengthen and better integrate safety and security practices and procedures across all of Johns Hopkins.

Hill also will have responsibility for transportation and parking services at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions campus in East Baltimore. In addition to leading efforts to ensure the safety of faculty, staff, students, trainees, patients and visitors, Hill will maintain close relationships with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. He will join Johns Hopkins on Feb. 11.

"Well-prepared for this position, Keith brings 13 years of leadership experience to Johns Hopkins corporate security," says Ronald R. Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System. "In his long career with the federal agency responsible for maintaining the security of the president and vice president of the United States, among other national leaders, Keith has held a number of roles within the investigative, intelligence and protection arenas."

Hill joined the Secret Service in 1987 as a special agent for the Baltimore and New York field offices and most recently has been the agency’s assistant director, responsible for the Office of Human Resources and Training. In that role, he has coordinated and implemented all policies, programs and strategic planning related to the recruitment, development, retention and training of the Secret Service workforce.

"We could not be more pleased to have someone of Keith Hill's caliber and experience leading the security program for the health system and university," said Daniel G. Ennis, senior vice president for finance and administration at the university.

Hill is a graduate of the University of Maryland, with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, and a graduate of the Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program. He serves on the board of directors for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation and is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.