Dave Komendat

Senior Advisor

Retired Vice President & Chief Security Officer, The Boeing Company


Dave Komendat served as the vice president and chief security officer for The Boeing Company for 14 of his 36 years within the security profession. He was responsible for the company’s global security and fire protection policy and procedures, site security, executive protection, supply chain and aviation security, structural and aircraft fire protection, government and proprietary information security, classified cyber security, strategic intelligence, international security, business continuity and disaster preparedness, Global Security Operations Center, and security background investigations.

Komendat was also the lead Boeing interface for both national and international security policy engagement with numerous government and industry advisory groups. He represented Boeing as past co-chairman and current board member on the Domestic Security Alliance Council, past president of the International Security Management Association and served as a member of the Threats and Information Committee for the Overseas Security Advisory Council. As the founder and president of DSKomendat Risk Management Services, Komendat also serves in an advisory capacity for several companies and holds board leadership roles with several non-profit organizations whose missions are to protect people globally. These organizations include Hostage U.S., International Security Foundation, and the Domestic Security Partnership. In 2018, Dave was awarded the Director’s Award for Exceptional Public Service by FBI Director Christopher Wray.

He graduated from California State University at Long Beach with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice specializing in industrial security, and is a graduate of the executive development program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.