The William H. Webster Profiles in Leadership Awards Program has been established to honor Judge Webster’s distinguished career as a respected and treasured leader whose legacy serves as a role model for all Americans and is an inspiration for all. It is also designed to recognize those in public service who have demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and have set an example for others to follow. Leaders in the various categories of these awards play a significant role in ensuring the current and future economic security of the country.
For over seven decades the Honorable William Webster has demonstrated selfless devotion to public service during an illustrious career serving the country he loves. He has served with devotion to duty, honor, and courage of his convictions. Judge Webster personifies Patriotism, Leadership, and Service to our great nation.
United States Naval Officer during World War II and the Korean War
US Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri
Federal District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri
Federal Appeals Court Judge for the Eighth Circuit
Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Homeland Security Secretary’s Homeland Security Advisory Council
Individuals having demonstrated a significant combination of the following Leadership attributes whether at the peak of their career or at mid-career may be considered by each of the nominating committees for the honor of having this award bestowed upon them:
Chair: Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Admiral USN (ret.) James A. "Sandy" Winnefeld
Chair: Former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey
Chair: Honorable Royce Lamberth, Senior Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, who formerly served as Chief Judge of the District
Chair: John Pistole, former Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration and Deputy Director of the FBI
Chair: William Bratton, former Commissioner of Police for New York & Boston and Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department
Chair: Former Director of National Intelligence and National Security Agency, Admiral USN (ret.) Michael McConnell
Chair: Jeh Johnson, Former Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
Chair: Lynn Mattice, President & Founder of NESA
Beyond honoring those with a long history of public service, the National Economic Security Alliance aims to expand each category to include recognition for individuals mid-career to serve as examples of the types of behaviors that others to seek to emulate.
Continued education is a key leadership tenet, therefore the National Economic Security Alliance aims to establish funding for individuals to pursue higher education via the William H. Webster Leadership in Government Scholarship.
The National Economic Security Alliance (NESA) is a nonpartisan
IRS-authorized 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity organization.
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