Senior Vice President & Chief Security Officer
National Basketball Association
As Senior Vice President & Chief Security Officer at the National Basketball
Association, Jerome Pickett oversees all aspects of the league’s domestic and
international security operations.
Prior to joining the NBA in October 2014, Pickett spent 16 years with the United
States Secret Service (USSS). Most recently, Pickett served as a supervisory
special agent of the Presidential counter assault team, providing global tactical
support for the President in the event of various potential threats. Prior to that,
Pickett held a variety of positions and responsibilities within the USSS, from
leading forensic investigations into electronic crimes, to managing protective
services for the President and First Lady, to participating in search and rescue
operations at Ground Zero and working with a team of USSS agents that
investigated the terrorists involved in the September 11 attacks.
Pickett has received numerous awards, including the U.S. Secret Service Medal
of Valor for his heroic actions during 9/11. Pickett serves as the Vice-Chair for
the Department of Homeland Security, Commercial Facilities Sector Coordinating
Council. He also serves on the Marist College Board of Trustees.
Pickett earned a master’s degree in Homeland Security from American Military
University and a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Marist College.