Joseph G. Webster, PhD, is a public servant, a senior executive, and an Associate Professor who has led and participated in a large variety of successful teams creating excellence in government and business, during his military career, and in academia.
Joe was born in Philly and grew up in Fairmount, Manayunk and Roxborough. He attended La Salle High School in Cheltenham, was appointed to the Air Force Academy at 18 and graduated as a member of the first class to include women. During his military service, Joe lived in Colorado, Ohio, Rhode Island and Virginia. He also performed military duties in 32 other countries. He and his wife, Laura, and their three “mostly grown” children came home to Lower Providence, Pennsylvania in 2011, where they live on the banks of the Perkiomen Creek.
Joe served a full career in the US Air Force, attaining the rank of colonel. His military career included tours of duty as an acquisition professional, managing a strategic surge to bring commercial technologies into operational military equipment; and 7+ years as legislative liaison between the Air Force and the US Congress. As an Associate Professor of English at the US. Air Force Academy, he taught Speech Communications, Executive Writing and Western Civilization/Values.
In the commercial world, Joe has worked in the small business arena for Gestalt, LLC, a high-tech, start-up company, where he was responsible for the full business cycle. He has also worked for a Global 500 company, at Accenture where he was most recently VP, Mission Services, directly serving the purpose and organizational objectives of his customers and their stakeholders.
Joe has a PhD in National Security Policy from George Washington University. He was also a Health Policy Fellow at Robert Betz Associates in Washington, DC.
In 2014, Joe launched his own nonprofit organization as a “pilot” for developing experience in donor relations, marketing and promotions, and event management. Convergence Music sponsors the Tall Trees Music Fest in Collegeville, PA and donated 100% of its 2017 proceeds to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Joe continues his academic duties as an online Professor, National Security Policy, for the Air University at Maxwell AFB, AL.