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Kevin Lopes

Director, Maritime Operations

Hands-on experience in the domains we serve.

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Kevin’s portfolio at ThayerMahan includes mission planning, logistics, testing, and staffing and analysis of our marine operations.

During his successful 27-year career in the U.S. Coast Guard, Kevin held numerous operational, organizational and governance positions, including: command of a USCG cutter; Chief of Planning at Sector New Orleans; Chief of Response at Sector New Orleans; Incident Commander for oil spill and HAZMAT response; Operations Section Chief for the DM-932 barge spill response; and Finance Section Chief for the Deepwater Horizon unified response. His wide-ranging responsibilities have included: port/waterway/coastal security, maritime commerce, incident response, search and rescue, marine environmental response, drug interdiction, law enforcement, living marine resources enforcement, migrant interdiction, defense readiness and hurricane response.

As a Certified Defense Financial Manager, Kevin oversaw the Coast Guard’s enterprise financial policy as a time when the Department of Homeland Security earned its first clean audit opinion. In the academic realm, he is also a Professor of Management and has lectured on leadership, organizational development, change management, consulting, negotiations and conflict management.

Kevin, his wife Wendy and son Ethan live in Mystic, Connecticut.


U.S. Coast Guard Academy 
B.S. (Management) 
Loyola University New Orleans 
Master (Business Administration) 
Boston University 
Doctor (Business Administration & Management)

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