WHO WE ARE

Our Story

The top three company executives joined forces in 2011, leveraging their prior experiences as members of the military, civil service, and contractors, to found Kegman’s Government Services business unit.  Our greatest honor, serving this Great Nation.  From our meager beginnings working at Susie’s kitchen table to a dynamic, industrious small business that includes support to the U.S. Nuclear Treaty Monitoring mission and the US Space Force, we have demonstrated that hard work and commitment leads to success.  Kegman Inc. provides scientific research, engineering, data analysis, systems operations and maintenance, integrated logistics, and security clearance processing services to the Federal Government. We apply innovative, leading-edge technology and management techniques to deliver modern, agile, reliable, and affordable customer solutions.

Kegman is an Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).

Susie, K9, and Ron are retired USAF SNCOs –Kegman Leadership–

A group photo of Kegman staff at their Melbourne, Florida offices.

 

Kegman Inc. Leadership

A portrait of Susie Glasgow

Susie Glasgow

Chief Executive Officer/President

Susan (Susie) Glasgow started Kegman Inc. in 1999 as a part-time commercial and residential security company. In 2011 Kegman began full-time operations. Now, Susie leads a diverse team of scientists, engineers and technicians providing innovative solutions to complex problems.  Susie has over 35 years of military, program and financial management experience. Under her leadership, Kegman has grown and thrived now providing scientific research, data analysis, engineering, rapid prototyping, systems operations to military and federal customers.

Suzie Glasgow on LinkedIn

Steve Kelnhofer

Chief Operating Officer

Steve “K9” Kelnhofer joined Kegman in March 2011 as Kegman’s first Director of Operations, working with Susie to establish our Government Services line of business. Now as Kegman’s Chief Operating Officer, K9 manages business operations and continues developing our Government Services areas by providing guidance and direction to Kegman’s newly formed Program Management Office. He brings over thirty-eight years of extensive experience in program management, operations & maintenance, and research & development.

Steve K9 Kelnhofer on LinkedIN

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Ron Prudhomme

SVP, Strategic Initiatives

Ron Prudhomme joined Kegman in August 2011 as its first Chief Operating Officer, and brought his executive experience leading a large corporate enterprise. As Kegmans’ new SVP of Strategic Initiatives, he is managing the framework and business tools to support Kegman’s continued growth.

Ron Prudhomme on LinkedIN

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Melissa Wilhelm

Director of Contracts

Melissa Wilhelm is the Director of Contracts at Kegman Inc.  She joined the company in February 2021. With over 25 years of experience, her background is in full life cycle contract management, export compliance, program management and procurement.   As a military spouse, she has served in contracting and program management roles in several countries and brings a unique perspective to her role at Kegman. She has experience in both the services and manufacturing sectors.  This perspective allows for total contract management from suppliers to customer delivery and close-out in a wide range of customer and acquisition types.

Melissa Wilhelm on LinkedIN

Ron “Bud” Light

Senior Program Director

Ron “Bud” Light is a retired U.S. Air Force senior leader with more than 30 years of experience leading intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations and managing defense acquisition projects.  He joined the Kegman team in 2021.

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Lisa Shoemaker

Program Manager

Lisa Shoemaker, a retired Lieutenant Colonel, joined the Kegman team in 2014 after retiring from a 22-year career supporting aviation and space launch operations in the Air Force.  Her background is steeped in the sciences and program/personnel management, and she applies those skills to her role of program manager in Kegman’s Program Management Office.

Lisa Shoemaker on LinkedIn

 

OUR COMMUNITY

A Message From the CEO/President

“Located just minutes east of Orlando lays impressive coastlines, great shopping, terrific sporting outlets, and some of the best priced Real Estate on Florida’s East Coast.  With just over 600,000 people located throughout the county, Brevard County has something to offer every age without the headache and stress of traffic and congestion.”

—Susie Glasgow, CEO/President —

A view of Port Canaveral

Our Booming Economy

Through the creation of Kennedy Space Center in 1969, Brevard County not only underwent a significant economic transformation, but also obtained its nickname, Space Coast Florida. Now over half a century later, the Space Center is still contributing to the county’s economic growth with 15,000 employees and is also joined by agriculture, citrus production, and the manufacturing of scientific and electronic equipment.

Space Coast Amenities

With Orlando only an hour away, you can have the booming experience of a metropolis with major theme parks like Disney, Universal Studios, or Sea World and major sporting events, shows, etc. and then come back to the serenity of the small town feel in Brevard County. Don’t be mistaken though! The Space Coast also has some terrific amenities as well.

Diverse Educational System

We know Education is Important…and Brevard County ranks among the best in the state when it comes to education. Here are just a few reasons why the county is so highly ranked:

  • Within the 10 largest districts, Brevard has ranked first in the number of grade “A” rated schools.
  • According to the Florida Dept. of Education, 5 of the top 10 Elementary Schools are in the District.
  • Brevard high schools lead the state in the number of students dual enrolled in secondary and college courses.

Year-Round Recreation

With its consistent climate, Brevard County has the ability to offer outdoor recreation nearly year-round. With more golf courses than any other place in the world, Florida is a well-known, popular destination for golfers. With 72 miles of beaches, Brevard County, specifically Cocoa Beach, is a well-known Mecca when it comes to surfing. Between Brevard’s major waterways, the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and the St. Johns River, this is a fisherman and boaters paradise.

For more information about Brevard County's abundant amenities, go to visitspacecoast.com.