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Charlotte, NC USA
Tel. 704.234.2600
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Leadership Bios
Kim Petersen - Governor Emeritus

Kim Petersen has over 30 years of experience in the fields of transportation security and counterterrorism, including subspecialties in physical, personnel, and information protection; safety and security in the maritime, railway, and energy industries; and counterterrorism and intelligence operations. He is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on maritime security and counterterrorism and has conducted assessments in over 90 countries.


Mr. Petersen was the founder and CEO of Mobius Security Group and its several specialized subsidiaries—SeaSecure, RailSecure, and EnergySecure. These subsidiaries became the leading security consultants to the maritime, railway, and energy industries, respectively, and allowed the parent organization, Mobius, to offer its clients an array of complementary security solutions. Mr. Petersen built Mobius Security Group into a premier transportation security consulting firm, with annual revenues approaching $10 million and with projects throughout the world. TranSystems purchased Mobius Security Group in February 2007. Mr. Petersen is now a Principal at TranSystems, as well as an advisory member on its Board of Directors and the President of the Security line of business.


Following university, Mr. Petersen’s career in security began as a Captain in the US Army’s Special Forces, where he specialized in special operations, unconventional warfare, and counterterrorism. He was later recruited to serve on the senior staff of former US Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger from 1978-1980 and again in 1985-1986. Between this period, Mr. Petersen served as the Director of Security for former Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig.


His government service includes tenure as a federal law enforcement agent, with undercover experience in domestic antiterrorism investigations. He has been an advisor to several federal agencies and served as a senior staff member in both the US Senate and US Defense Department in the areas of national security and intelligence.


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