With more than 25 years of experience in aerospace and defense, civil aviation, cyber security and IT services programs, Keith’s communications career is exemplified by professional contributions to some of the largest organizations in the field. His background includes management of domestic and international media relations, advertising and marketing communications teams for major corporations and associations – and a nine-year career as an award-winning aerospace journalist.
Prior to joining Westfourth, Keith was Assistant Vice President of Communications for the Aerospace Industries Association, where he provided leadership for all aspects of communications including written and visual services to AIA’s divisions, executives, news media and member companies – with a portfolio that included social media, website content management, employee communications and international airshow and trade show support.
Previously, Keith had an eighteen-year career at Lockheed Martin. As communications director for its Information Systems & Global Solutions division, he was responsible for external communications, marketing communications and advertising. He also served as director of international communications at the corporate office, leading global information activities including international public relations and marketing communications strategies, media relations and trade show/exhibit coverage. Keith served as the lead communicator on several large business capture teams including the Littoral Combat Ship, airborne and border surveillance programs, and as the chief spokesman for the Hubble Space Telescope program.
Keith began his aviation career as a flight test engineer for General Dynamics, and later utilized his technical background for aviation reporting positions with Aviation Week & Space Technology and Commercial Space magazines. During three of his eight years with Aviation Week, he was stationed in Germany as bureau chief, directing coverage of the rapidly developing European aerospace industry and evolving geo-political environment there in the late 1980s. He also served as Engineering Editor in the magazine’s New York and Los Angeles offices.
Other career highlights include positions with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) – as Senior Vice President of Communications – and as Communications Director for Gulfstream Aerospace. As a communications consultant, Mordoff has worked with corporations, news organizations and government agencies including the National Science Foundation.
Keith graduated from San Jose State University with a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical operations and holds a private pilot certificate.