J. Kelly Stewart
Managing Director & CEO
As Managing Director & CEO of Newcastle Consulting, LLC, Kelly draws upon more than 25 years of public and private sector experience as a Chief Security Officer; an international, physical security operations practitioner; and a security risk management advisor. In these capacities he has led multi-national security risk management operations and complex physical security programs that have enabled executives to focus their organizations on core competencies where they can achieve definable advantages and add value to their client base thus facilitating and protecting strategic advantages they have in the marketplace.
Kelly's belief is that proactive, predictive, and responsive advice and access to information critical in building a companies' resilience to operational risk creates an atmosphere for protecting people and assets properly. Kelly is a key leadership advisor and business partner in developing and executing security strategies in support of overall organizational resiliency.
Kelly is the former Chief Security Officer/Director of Safety and Security of Intelsat Corporation, a $3 billion satellite service provider. He has managed and led physical security operations for both CACI and Deloitte. He served a distinguished tenure with the United States Secret Service coordinating advance operations with law enforcement representatives in the areas of technical security, intelligence information, threat identification and planning, and emergency evacuation operations. Kelly has further been a key advisor to the Chief of Defense Nuclear Security on matters of security policy and special projects, concentrating on physical security systems design and operations, vulnerability assessments, technology applications and security management.
He has managed teams assessing, evaluating, and implementing anti-terrorism and force protection improvements for high asset targets within the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) while simultaneously assembling a team of top security experts from diverse backgrounds to advise NNSA leadership on implementation of graded security protection policy and application of Design Basis Threat.
Kelly was one of the principal contributors to the Technical Implementation Guidance (PACS document) on Smart Card Enabled Physical Access Control Systems - one of the key documents used for implementing a Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors. He assisted other Federal agencies including but not limited to the National Nuclear Security Administration, US Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, US State Department, US Justice Department & the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in its development and application.