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Keith L. Prewitt

Keith L. Prewitt

Chief Security Officer, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Keith L. Prewitt became the Chief Security Officer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 2017.

Prior to joining The Met, Mr. Prewitt served as Vice President for Cable Security and Facilities at Comcast Corporation, where he oversaw the development and implementation of security and risk-management practices, while setting the strategic vision for the organization in coordination with other key functions within company. 

Before joining Comcast Corporation, Mr. Prewitt served as President of Harvard Enterprise Risk Solutions, LLC, and Harvard Protection Services, LLC, where he was responsible for the company’s strategic leadership and served as the internal and external point of contact for industry expertise and knowledge regarding the markets for risk management, strategic security consultation, and protection services. Prior to his work there, Mr. Prewitt served 30 years with the United States Secret Service, including four years as the agency’s Deputy Director. In that role, he oversaw the senior executive team and served as the agency’s Chief Operations Officer, managing the daily operations of a workforce numbering approximately 7,000, a $1.5 billion budget, and related activities. 

At The Met, Mr. Prewitt leads the senior leadership team and will be responsible for overseeing security operations and strategy at the Museum’s three locations (The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters).


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