Health system, university appoint first VP for corporate security

Keith Hill, a 25-year veteran of the Secret Service, has been appointed to the new role of vice president for corporate security. Hill will oversee security for both the health system and university, with the exception of the Applied Physics Laboratory.

In an email to the Johns Hopkins community, Ronald R. Peterson, president of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Daniel G. Ennis, senior vice president for finance and administration for Johns Hopkins University, said that this new position on the security team has been expanded beyond its previous focus on Johns Hopkins Medicine to strengthen and better integrate safety and security practices and procedures across Johns Hopkins.

Image caption: Keith Hill

Peterson and Ennis said that 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 also will have responsibility for transportation and parking services at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions campus in East Baltimore.

Hill brings to Johns Hopkins 13 years of leadership experience at the agency responsible for the security of the president and vice president of the United States. He joined the Secret Service in 1987 as a special agent for the Baltimore and New York field offices and has had a number of roles within its investigative, intelligence, and protection branches. Most recently, he has been assistant director of the agency, in charge of its Office of Human Resources and Training. In that role, he coordinated and implemented all policies, programs, and strategic planning related to the recruitment, development, retention, and training of the Secret Service workforce.

Hill is a graduate of the University of Maryland, with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, and a graduate of the federal government's 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 of the National Organization for Black Law Enforcement Executives.

Hill will begin work at Johns Hopkins on Feb. 11.

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